Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications Grows Internally
Three Professionals Recognized for Their Contributions
BOSTON – October 22, 2007 – Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications, one of New England’s largest independent full-service communications companies, today announced the promotions of Kate Casolaro and Emily Gombar within the Energy and Environment practice group, and Zach Stanley within Public Affairs and Government Relations.”At Rasky Baerlein, our talent is our greatest asset so we work hard to maintain our experts by providing strong growth opportunities,” said Joe Baerlein, president, Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications. “I am proud to be able to recognize Kate, Emily and Zach for their outstanding contributions and expand their areas of responsibility.”
Ms. Casolaro is a senior account executive for the Energy and Environment practice group. She is responsible for managing client accounts, providing day-to-day support, and collaborating on the design of long-term strategic communications plans for renewable and energy clients. Her work includes the integration of media outreach, messaging, branding, marketing, creative and governmental lobbying efforts. Her clients, including Covanta Energy, Ze-gen, Inc, KeySpan Energy Delivery and Roche Pharmaceuticals, focus primarily on renewable and alternative energy generation, environmental sustainability and energy efficiency, and innovative technology. Prior to joining Rasky Baerlein, Ms. Casolaro worked in fundraising for the John Kerry for President Campaign and in the office of Senator Edward Kennedy.
Ms. Gombar is an account executive for the Energy and Environment practice group, and assists in the execution of long-term strategic communication efforts through daily client interactions, media engagement, corporate and product messaging, state and federal legislative policy research, and governmental lobbying support for a variety of clients. Ms. Gombar’s client focus centers on renewable/green energy generation, environmental sustainability and efficiency practices, and energy procurement strategies. Clients include Covanta Energy, UPC Wind and Constellation NewEnergy. Prior to joining Rasky Baerlein, she served as a regional account manager with Reebok International, and worked in the mayor’s office of Providence, R.I., where she researched and drafted materials impacting municipal policy development and the implementation of policy initiatives.
Mr. Stanley is a senior associate for the Public Affairs and Government Relations practice group which focuses on lobbying, legislative affairs and procurement services for clients across a broad array of industries including transportation, energy and technology. Mr. Stanley supports clients such as Dell, Toyota, FEMA and SUEZ LNG. Before joining Rasky Baerlein, he was a field organizer for the Florida Democratic Party. In this role, he managed the Gainesville regional campaign office and was responsible for organizing large-scale canvasses and coordinating volunteer activities. In addition, Mr. Stanley was assistant to the deputy CEO for external affairs of the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
About Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications
Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications, one of the largest independent communications firms in New England, specializes in developing and executing integrated communications programs that achieve meaningful results – whether providing executive-level communications counsel, enhancing brand identity, managing a crisis, securing legislation or winning a referendum. With offices in Boston and Washington, D.C., the firm offers an extensive range of local and national strategic communications and public affairs services including executive-level corporate communications counsel, media, government and investor relations, crisis and reputation management, community affairs, grassroots initiatives and lobbying.
The company’s clients include: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, The Boston Red Sox, Catholic Charities, Citizens Financial Group, Constellation NewEnergy, DavisMarcus Partners, Dell, Eli Lilly & Company, Erickson Retirement Communities, Fidelity Investments, Harvard Business School, KeySpan, Lennar Urban Northeast, MasterCard, The Museum of Science, Myriad Entertainment & Resorts, Inc., The New Center for Arts & Culture, Northeastern University, Suez Energy, Toyota, UPC Wind and UNICCO Service Co.