Mower Expands Public Relations Practice with Six New Team Members

by | Dec 8, 2021

Mower, one of the country’s top independent marketing, advertising, and public relations agencies, continues to expand its public relations capabilities with the addition of six team members: John O’Hara, Justine David, Maggie Pryslak, Alison Boghosian, Jalen Brandy and Jenna Bush. This has been a banner year for Mower’s PR discipline, which this summer welcomed Gary Holmes as vice president, director of public relations and public affairs from his previous role as assistant commissioner, public affairs for the New York State Department of Health.

Mower’s newest public relations practitioners work in coordination with colleagues in New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, and Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, and Syracuse, N.Y., supporting a roster of business across Mower’s specialty areas. This includes B2B and B2C work for industries including building and construction, cars and trucks, energy and sustainability, financial services, healthcare, technology, and travel and tourism.

John O’Hara, Director, Public Relations

O’Hara spent 15 years as public relations director at Mower before joining Fidelis Care as director of communications. After four years with Fidelis, he has rejoined Mower in his former role. O’Hara holds a B.A. in political science from Alfred University.

Justine David, Account Supervisor

Before joining Mower, David was a communications manager at the Neighborhood Health Center of Western New York for four years, and prior to that handled communications for the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo. She holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from State University of New York College at Buffalo.

Maggie Pryslak, Senior Account Executive, Public Relations

Pryslak joins Mower from Partners + Napier, where she served as a public relations and social media specialist for two years. Before that she was at Text 100 and the Turquoise Reef Group. Maggie graduated from the University of Dayton.

Alison Boghosian, Assistant Account Executive, Public Relations

Boghosian joins Mower from Pinckney Hugo Group in Syracuse, where she spent two years managing organic social media for a variety of CPG clients. She holds a B.S. in public relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Jalen Brandy, Assistant Account Executive, Public Relations

Brandy joins Mower from the State University of New York College at Buffalo, where he earned a B.A. in public relations, advertising, and applied communication. He started with Mower as a new business coordinator before moving into a public relations role as assistant account executive.

Jenna Bush, Assistant Account Executive, Public Relations

Bush joins Mower after finishing a marketing internship at Nihon Kohden America. She is a graduate of The University of Alabama, where she earned a B.S. in public relations, advertising, and applied communication.

About Mower

Mower is a digitally integrated independent marketing, advertising and public relations agency with professional staff in New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Cincinnati, and Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and Syracuse, N.Y. Mower delivers strategic insights and counsel, digital solutions, smart creative and award-winning results to clients in a wide range of industries and service sectors. It has earned top industry accolades from Clio, Cannes, and ANA B2 awards and is the only full-service agency ranked in Ad Age, B2B Marketing, PRWeek and Chief Marketer. Mower is part of two global agency networks—thenetworkone and IPREX—as well as the 4A’s.

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