Mid-Atlantic-based public relations firm Weiss PR, Inc., is changing its name to Pugh & Tiller PR, LLC and relocating its headquarters from Baltimore to Annapolis.
Ray Weiss, who has served as Weiss PR’s President, will turn over leadership to Jessica Tiller, in photo above, with whom he co-founded the firm in 2008, and Matthew Pugh, left, who has led the firm’s dramatic growth in the technology sector for the past six years.
“These changes are part of a transition we have been planning for some time,” says Weiss. “They reflect not only the vitally important role Jessica and Matthew have played in growing Weiss PR, but also their reputations as respected leaders within the public relations profession.”
Going forward, Pugh anticipates continued expansion of the firm’s tech practice while Tiller will continue to lead the firm’s employee benefits, insurance, and commercial real estate practices. The new headquarters is located at 1997 Annapolis Exchange Parkway.
Bonnie Heneson Communications in Columbia named Kyri Jacobs as president and CEO. Jacobs joined BHC in 1992 and has served as president, executive vice president and vice president during her 27-year tenure. Bonnie Heneson, who founded BHC in 1990, will remain active in the business, working on client strategy and new business development.
“I’m excited to lead and continue to grow BHC,” Jacobs said. “I’ve been privileged over the past 27 years to work with Bonnie and an amazing staff and want to carry on the dynamic business we have built, focused around giving extraordinary customer service and a quality product.”
“I’m truly blessed to have had Kyri at my side all these years helping me build and grow BHC,” Heneson said. “I’m excited to turn the reins over to her, knowing BHC remains in good hands and the business will continue to thrive well into the future. I’m delighted to continue to be part of BHC, concentrating on strategy, business development and client relations.”