Van Eperen, an integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, marketing, social media, and digital strategy and advertising, announces that Emily McDermott has joined the firm as account supervisor/project manager.

Based in Van Eperen’s Baltimore office, McDermott will guide client strategy, oversee accounts, and contribute to the firm’s marketing and business development. The Van Eperen Baltimore office is located in the Power Plant district and headed by Managing Director Jeffrey A. Davis, APR.

McDermott brings over a decade of expertise that includes strategic counsel and media relations, social media, community relations, digital marketing, advertising and media buying, event planning and management, crisis communication, government relations, and business development. She comes to Van Eperen from another Baltimore public relations and communications firm and has also worked at The Atlanta Opera, Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center, and a public relations and marketing firm specializing in the financial industry.

“Emily brings the knowledge of working at a high-level for both agencies and nonprofits serving clients across a wide variety of industries,” said Davis. “Her passion for her work and our industry, thoughtful approach to client service, and exemplary work ethic are great assets that complement our team’s capabilities. As Van Eperen grows, we are committed to bringing on board the best and brightest talent in the industry, which ensures successful outcomes for our clients.”

McDermott earned her Bachelor of Science in public relations from Appalachian State University. She currently serves on the board of directors for Public Relations Society of America, Maryland Chapter (PRSA-MD) and volunteers with Thread, Inc., a Baltimore nonprofit which “fosters high school students’ academic advancement and personal growth into self-motivated, resilient, and responsible citizens.”

Van Eperen continues to recruit account staff with proven integrated communications skills, preferably with prior agency experience. For more information on Van Eperen careers, visit

A Capitol Communicator sponsor, Van Eperen is an award-winning integrated communications agency serving regional, national and international clients in the public and private sectors and membership associations in higher education, economic development/real estate, and health/science, and transportation sectors. Founded in 2004, Van Eperen is a certified minority business enterprise (MBE) / disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) in Maryland. Led and staffed by former journalists, the Maryland PR firm blends PR, digital, social and creative strategies to drive meaningful results.

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