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Stefancik to Marine Trades Association of Maryland; News from MPT Foundation and imre

by | Jul 16, 2023

The Marine Trades Association of Maryland named John Stefancik as executive director. Stefancik began in the marine marketplace in January of 2000, working the last nine years as co-owner of the media company producing Chesapeake Bay Magazine. While at Chesapeake Bay Magazine he helped lead the business side of the media property, eventually becoming associate publisher and then finally publisher when he and a partner purchased the company. Before this, he worked for Hirsh Goldberg and Associates in Baltimore County and headed Severn River Advertising and Marketing from 2004 to 2006 serving clients including LifeBridge Healthcare, Kennedy Krieger Institute, MedChi, Towson University and Dixon Valve & Coupling.

The MPT Foundation, Inc. has elected Debbie Driesman, vice president of the Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman foundation; Henry Stansbury, founder of Agency Services Inc. and Agency insurance Co.; and retired film and TV executive Michael Styer to each serve three-year terms on its volunteer board of directors. The MPT Foundation, Inc. is the 501(c)(3) fundraising affiliate of Maryland Public Television. Incorporated in 1981 as the Maryland Public Broadcasting Foundation, Inc., the foundation today comprises more than two dozen members drawn from Maryland business, civic, and cultural communities to assist MPT in securing private contributions and foundation grants.

imre has added industry veteran Jennifer Richman, in photo, as executive vice president of client operations. She joins imre with more than 24 years of experience, most recently capping four years at McCann Health New York. At McCann Health New York, she served as executive vice president, where she led the Project Management, Resource Management and Regulatory Operations departments of over 50 team members. Richman has designed and implemented resource management solutions across multiple agencies and subsidiaries, including utilization reporting, freelance processes, staffing plans and interdepartmental partnerships. She will report to Anna Kotis and is a member of the agency’s Senior Leadership Team.

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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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