News  /  10.18.2021

FOVNDRY Expands Integrated Communications Team

Rockville, Md. (October 18, 2021) – FOVNDRY, an integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, marketing, and creative services, today announced the addition of new members to the team in the firm’s Rockville, Maryland office.

The new team members strengthen FOVNDRY’s ability to provide exceptional integrated communication services to its growing client roster. From marketing campaign strategy and execution, to building stronger public education and awareness programs, FOVNDRY’s new hires bring a spectrum of expertise that makes them poised for immediate impact.

Allison Lieberman, account director, brings more than 12 years of marketing agency experience leading strategic, multi-channel campaigns for national associations, with a focus on their annual meetings and events, and membership and communication products. At FOVNDRY, she is responsible for driving strategy and optimization for integrated marketing campaigns.

Sarah Makuta, account executive, is a former broadcast television news anchor and reporter with a decade of experience working in local and financial news. Her first-hand knowledge of current media demands makes her a vital addition to the firm’s PR practice, as she enhances and drives more earned client storytelling opportunities.

Account coordinator, Camille Helmig, has experience creating fully integrated marketing and PR campaigns, and managing influencer collaboration programs. Her expertise in the commercial real estate industry nicely augments the firm’s capabilities in this sector.

“At a crucial time in FOVNDRY’s expansion, these new teammates bring diverse skill sets to round out our stellar team of professionals,” said Megan Neapolitan, director of operations and client services. “Our team is ready to take on new clients, while continuing to service our current, long-standing clients who trust us with their strategic communication needs.”

Additionally, FOVNDRY welcomes Olivia Beaton, a public relations intern, who is a student at American University, majoring in PR and strategic communications. Her previous experience in the nonprofit field has armed her with unique communication tools to support marketing through a development lens.

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FOVNDRY (formerly Van Eperen) is an award-winning, fully integrated communications agency that has made its mark in the public and private sectors, plus a variety of membership-based associations since 2004. We craft custom solutions for multiple industries, including: Health & Science, Transportation, Real Estate, Education, Consumer Packaged Goods, and more. With offices in Rockville and Baltimore, our Maryland-based PR and marketing firm also fulfills the creative and branding needs of businesses and organizations in the DMV and beyond.

We’re a certified minority business enterprise (MBE)/disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Delaware, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. As well, FOVNDRY is a woman-owned small business (WOSB) that’s on the federal GSA AIMS schedule (GS07F0312T), and on a mission to help DoD and HHS agencies. Get to know us better in person, and connect with us daily via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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