News  /  09.14.2020

Van Eperen (Now FOVNDRY) Hires Jess Burnside As Account Executive

Rockville, Md. (September 14, 2020) — Van Eperen (now FOVNDRY), an integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, marketing, and creative services, today announced the addition of Jess Burnside as an account executive.

Burnside comes to Van Eperen (now FOVNDRY) with experience in managing all aspects of integrated marketing campaigns. Most recently, she was an account and recruiting manager for the Creative Group, where she expanded the client base for marketing services and placed highly skilled creatives in roles within top communications organizations.

Her careers began at Giovatto Advertising where she assisted with brief creative research and media for the formulation of client campaigns, provided day-to-day support for clients and vendors, and monitored campaigns. Burnside next joined the King Group One staying within the advertising industry but expanding her responsibilities as an account manager. She managed campaigns with digital, social media, direct mail, television, print, video, email marketing, and radio components. Burnside also ensured that all campaign content remained in compliance with state and federal regulations.

“The addition of Jess to the Van Eperen team strengthens our ability to service clients, which remains a top priority for our agency,” said Laura Van Eperen, CEO and founder. “Her innovative approach to campaign management allows our government and corporate clients to expand the reach of their communications in a way that promotes the integration of traditional public relations strategies and digital marketing.”

Burnside earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. A New Jersey native, she now lives in Washington, D.C. In her free time, you might find this avid traveler planning her next trip or taking photographs or drawing as she hikes and bikes around the area.

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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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