With the addition of four new full-time staff positions in the past year, the spring season signifies growth for Taft Communications, a strategic communications firm founded 35 years ago. Meghan Bianco and Tara Cadet joined the Taft team as communications managers, and other new additions have included Audrey Wallendal as senior account coordinator and Julia Masse as account coordinator.
Bianco, Cadet, Wallendal, and Masse’s diverse professional backgrounds and breadth of skills will continue to fuel the agency’s recent momentum for growth.
“These new members of our team expand our skills within Taft’s focus sectors, share our firm’s values, and will immediately contribute to our work for clients in New Jersey and beyond,” said Ted Deutsch, president, Taft Communications. “Taft continues to build a staff that burnishes our reputation as one of the most respected communications firms in the region.”
Bianco, a member of the Union League of Philadelphia who previously worked at two Philadelphia-based communications firms, brings a variety of media and digital strategy expertise to Taft clients such as The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Wine Institute’s “Free the Grapes” campaign.
In her new role, Cadet strengthens Taft’s pharmaceutical and public issues practices through her previous experiences at Janssen Pharmaceuticals (Johnson & Johnson), Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, and New Jersey’s 11th District Legislative Office. Cadet also serves as a board member and gala committee member for Michael’s Feat, a nonprofit organization that supports families with seriously ill newborns.
Wallendal recently joined Taft with a background in the healthcare industry and experience in communications campaigns, events, and client relations. She has a bachelor’s degree in integrated marketing communications from Ithaca College and is pursuing a Master of Public Administration at Rutgers University.
Masse, a Gloucester Township native, earned dual bachelor’s degrees in public relations and advertising, graduating Summa Cum Laude from Rowan University.