Maroon PR has named Jen Renehan Chief Operating Officer, overseeing daily operations and providing long-term planning and strategy for the Maryland-based PR agency.

“Jen has been with the agency for over a decade and our personal relationship goes back nearly 20 years,” said John Maroon. “She has become a true leader of our agency and this is a natural stop in her career path. I am excited to have Jen take a more forward-facing role externally and, as we grow, have her focus more energy on long-term planning and strategy.”

Renehan, in photo, joined Maroon PR in 2013 to lead the agency’s social media services, and shortly after moved into a vice president role to oversee and grow the agency’s social media, branding and content development services.

Tony Bird

Rinck Advertising, a full-service marketing agency with offices in Maryland and Maine, promoted Tony Bird to senior account manager.

Bird joined Rinck in 2014 as an account executive at the agency’s Annapolis office. He has successfully managed Rinck’s integrated marketing campaigns for FoodScience, LLC brands VetriScience and Pet Naturals, and experiential campaigns for the Intermodal Association of North America, as well as higher education marketing for Howard Community College. In addition to his account service role at Rinck, Bird also manages the Annapolis office. He lives in Stevensville, Maryland.

Compass Advocacy, an Annapolis-based lobbying firm and Scarlet Oak Strategies, a Washington, D.C., public affairs and political consulting firm with an Annapolis office, are entering into a “strategic alliance” — with a veteran Democratic strategist at the center of it.

Brian Doory, who has been a long-time senior advisor for Scarlet Oak, will become the firm’s managing director, tasked with leading Scarlet Oak’s public affairs business across the country and in Maryland.

Until this move, Doory had been a partner with Compass Advocacy, and will continue to provide services for Compass clients as a senior consultant for advocacy and communications. The two firms have worked together through the years and the strategic alliance takes the arrangement a step further.

Scarlet Oak clients will now have access to Compass lobbying services in the Mid-Atlantic, while Compass can expand beyond its Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C., territory and make use of Scarlet Oak’s team of strategists around the country, executives of both firms said.

“This new strategic alliance expands Compass’ reach to all 50 states through the Scarlet Oak network,” said Hannah Powers Garagiola, president of Compass Advocacy, which includes a separate government relations and public relations business.

One Response

  1. Jessie Newburn

    Congrats, Jen! It has been lovely to watch you grow and move up with Maroon PR over the years! Wishing you all the best in your ever-expanding career!


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