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Maryland news from TBC, WBAL-TV, Warschawski, BOPA, Devaney, the Orioles and more

by | Feb 17, 2024

Baltimore-based creative agency TBC’s “We Fight” campaign for the American Diabetes Association has won a Gold Anthem Award and a Bronze Community Voice Award. The campaign highlights the growing diabetes crisis in the United States, aiming to raise awareness and encourage action. When the ADA chose TBC as their agency of record, there was an urgent need for the two to collaborate and develop a distinctive brand campaign focused on a nationwide health crisis: diabetes. In the last two decades, the number of American adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled.

Pittsburgh TV reporter Tori Yorgey, known for being hit by a car during a live shot, is leaving WTAE-TV for WBAL-TV in Baltimore. Prior to WTAE and while at WSAZ she was side-swiped while reporting live from a water main break in Dunbar, W.Va. The viral incident caused the Conshohocken, Pa. native to go from a familiar face in the Charleston-Huntington TV market to a name and face in the news nationwide “as the TV reporter who was hit by a car.” She was checked by medical professionals after the incident and was bruised but fine.

Warschawski has added two sports tech companies, Fabric and Spec Seat, to its client list. Both companies will be involved in the NBA All-Star Weekend in Indianapolis, showcasing their innovative technologies to a national audience.

Rachel Graham has been named the director of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA). She previously served as director of external relations for the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, bringing her experience in arts advocacy and community engagement to this new role. She will succeed Donna Drew Sawyer, who resigned from the position last January. Film producer and public relations professional Todd Yuhanick had been serving as interim director since June.

The press box at Baltimore’s Oriole Park at Camden Yards has been named after Jim Henneman, a sportswriter who has covered Baltimore sports for eight decades. Henneman’s dedication and passion for sports journalism have earned him this well-deserved honor, recognizing his lasting impact on the Baltimore sports scene. He began his career as a writer with the Baltimore News-American in 1958. He was then named Public Relations Director for the Baltimore Bullets in 1968, a position he held for 5 years, before returning to the News-American as an Orioles beat writer until 1979.

Allison Skipper Mayer

Allison Skipper Mayer has joined King & Spalding as a senior advisor in the DC office. She will focus on economic development, government affairs, and infrastructure issues, leveraging her expertise to assist clients in navigating complex legal and regulatory landscapes. From 2015 to 2019 she served as the first Executive Director of the Maryland Marketing Partnership, a public-private organization charged with raising Maryland’s profile as an ideal location to out-of-state businesses.

Meghan Myers has joined Devaney in Owings Mills as a business development executive. She brings over 14 years of experience in sales and business development, bolstering the firm’s ability to connect with new clients and expand its reach.

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Jeffrey Davis

Jeffrey A. Davis, APR has more than 25 years of news media and national public relations experience and heads J. Davis Public Relations, LLC, a PR and social media consultancy. A three-time PRSA Maryland president, he serves as Maryland regional editor for the Capitol Communicator and is co-founder of Podville Media in D.C. where he co-hosted the "Practically Social" podcast. Jeff is the regional representative of the national Public Relations Consultants Group (PRCG). He began his career as a reporter at daily newspapers in Ohio, New Jersey and at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis.

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