Sage Communications added 12 new full-time staff members in the past six months to support expanding client needs as well as new business. According to a release, “these additions mark the twelfth year of consecutive growth for Sage, the leading independent technology and B2G communication firm in the Greater Washington, D.C., area.”
“We pride ourselves on developing a robust team of industry-savvy professionals to drive creative solutions for our clients,” said Larry Rosenfeld, CEO and co-founder of Sage, which is a Capitol Communicator sponsor.“Our employees are communications experts who come to us from a wide variety of backgrounds and are well-versed on all the hot technology issues. This growth is providing Sage with the ability to serve our ever-growing client base.”
Joining Sage’s public relations department are Senior Account Executives Matt Basil and Andy Fountain who will serve as client strategists and copywriters on a variety of accounts. In 2015, Basil earned a master’s degree in communication from George Mason University, after serving eight years in the U.S. Army. Fountain manages strategic communications campaigns for clients in the technology, healthcare, and nonprofit sectors. Previously he worked at a D.C.-area public affairs and communications firm, primarily for large healthcare-focused foundations and national nonprofits.
Ufuoma Otu is an account manager in the public relations division of Sage. After growing up in Nigeria, Otu moved to the United States and graduated from Loyola University of Chicago. She has over 15 years of experience in media relations, communications and project management.
Omnia Elgoodah has been named the digital marketing coordinator for Sage, specializing in email marketing, advertising and digital analytics. Elgoodah is currently working on a master’s degree at George Washington University.
Tommy Morgan and Jules Mahon joined the team as account coordinators in the PR department after both graduated from Radford University in May. Mahon is a former Sage intern who supports clients’ social media needs and provides traditional PR support on tasks such as media outreach. Morgan works mainly with cybersecurity and cloud-computing clients, focusing on media relations and communications materials. This fall he will begin an online master’s program through West Virginia University.
Marketing Account Coordinator Zach Hilderbrandt is from Rochester, New York, and previously served as an assistant advertising manager at the University of Buffalo’s periodical, The Spectrum. Hilderbrandt is also a former Sage intern.
Dave Dykes is an account coordinator from Asheville, North Carolina, who specializes in copywriting and social media. He will begin pursuing a master’s degree at Georgetown University in the fall.
PR Account Coordinator Deesha Adyanthaya comes from a wide-ranging background in public relations, with experience in brand marketing, nonprofit communications, web content management and social media.
Liam Sullivan joined the team as a PR account coordinator. He previously worked for American University’s WAMU radio, where he served as a marketing and communications assistant, coordinating media for events and internal communications.
Megan Rufty, a PR account coordinator, graduated from University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and psychology. Rufty manages social media, copywriting, and media relations work for her clients.
Michael Wertheim comes to Sage Communications as an account coordinator from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations in 2015.