Who We Are

Coming from diverse careers including public relations, journalism, corporate finance and investment banking, H/Advisors Abernathy’s senior professionals are trusted advisors to high-level executives, board members and other decision makers, and provide our clients with diligent hands-on service.

Executive Team

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Tom Johnson

Chief Executive Officer

Tom Johnson is Chief Executive Officer of H/Advisors Abernathy, where he is leading a growth trajectory rooted in the firm’s powerful heritage as a trusted partner to leading organizations and executives in their most critical moments.

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Carina Davidson

President

Carina Davidson serves as H/Advisors Abernathy’s President, based in the firm's New York office. Carina counsels companies of all sizes across a broad range of sectors on complex communications matters. She has significant expertise helping clients manage their reputations and develop strategies to reach their core audiences.

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Peter Lee 445

Peter Lee

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Lee is the Chief Financial Officer of H/Advisors Abernathy, where he is responsible for all of the firm’s financial functions, including accounting, financial planning, forecasting, client accounting and various financial analyses and reporting. He also oversees and manages the firm’s information technology. His career spans more than 25 years of experience in financial management, business leadership and corporate strategy in various industries, including strategic communications, marketing and advertising, manufacturing, banking and logistics.

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Chuck Dohrenwend 445

Chuck Dohrenwend

Managing Director

Chuck Dohrenwend primarily works with private equity investment professionals and portfolio company leadership teams to optimize their investment and value-creation strategies through strategic communications. He collaborates with executive and communications teams to develop and implement highly effective communications programs for a range of stakeholders, primarily during pivotal events such as mergers and acquisitions, leadership transitions, crises, restructurings, investments and divestments. He also works with publicly traded companies on M&A, crisis management, restructurings and executive transitions. Additionally, Chuck is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Leadership Team and helps ensure that the firm’s operations and teams align with the firm’s client-centric growth strategy.​​

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Sydney Isaacs 445

Sydney Isaacs

Managing Director, Head of Houston Office

Sydney Isaacs provides strategic communications counsel to companies during times of change, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, crises and activist shareholder engagements. Sydney’s work supports companies’ valuations and reputations through a combination of financial communications and PR strategies. She has particularly deep experience advising companies across the energy sector, providing support to clients on communications related to their diverse efforts to participate in and respond to the energy transition. ​

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Kate Schneiderman 445

Kate Schneiderman

Managing Director, Chief of Staff

Kate Schneiderman is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Leadership Team and serves as a Managing Director and Chief of Staff to the CEO and President. As Chief of Staff, she plays a leading role in developing and implementing the firm’s growth strategy.

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James MacGregor

Vice Chairman

Jim MacGregor advises corporate and nonprofit boards and managements on matters of governance, organizational positioning, crisis avoidance and management, investor relations, communications strategy, as well as issues that fall outside conventional definitions. 

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Senior Counselors

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Rhonda Barnat

Senior Counselor

As one of the country’s leading crisis management advisors, Rhonda Barnat has helped dozens of corporations and non-profits navigate some of their most defining moments. Rhonda is an expert in helping companies and non-profits move through an issue and return to normalcy with their reputations intact. She is often called upon to assemble specialized teams when a crisis befalls an institution, and a hallmark of her work is helping institutions form – and meet – business goals while navigating unexpected crises. In addition, she frequently works with institutions and their boards on crisis preparation, as well as specialized media and presentation training.

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Eileen Cohen 445

Eileen R. Cohen

Senior Counselor

Eileen Cohen is a Senior Counselor at H/Advisors Abernathy, where she provides corporate governance and sustainability counsel to the firm’s clients.

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Carl Folta 445

Carl Folta

Senior Counselor

Carl Folta provides strategic communications counsel to companies and senior executives, drawing on his more than thirty-five years of leadership in the communications field, with particular expertise in the media and entertainment industries. He has a broad range of experience in high-stakes, high profile engagements involving financial communication and reputational challenges, including mergers and acquisitions, transactions, crisis communication, litigation and trial support, reputational management, corporate governance disputes and financial and investor relations programs.

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Sarah Knakmuhs 445

Sarah Knakmuhs

Senior Counselor

Sarah Knakmuhs provides strategic communications counsel to companies navigating complex situations. With deep expertise in public affairs and investor relations, Sarah focuses on helping companies protect their valuations and reputations while achieving business objectives. She is an accomplished corporate executive with a strong financial and business background and is seasoned in communicating with a variety of stakeholders, including policy makers, regulators, investors and employees. In addition to public affairs and investor relations, she also advises clients on crisis preparation and management, litigation communications and general corporate affairs support.

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Managing Directors

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Eric Bonach

Managing Director

Eric Bonach provides strategic communications counsel to companies involved in transformative and special situations, including mergers and acquisitions, SPAC transactions, shareholder activism defense, proxy contests, unsolicited takeovers and corporate crises. He also specializes in financial communications and reputation management, working closely with companies to develop and enhance their public and investor relations programs.

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Chuck Dohrenwend 445

Chuck Dohrenwend

Managing Director

Chuck Dohrenwend primarily works with private equity investment professionals and portfolio company leadership teams to optimize their investment and value-creation strategies through strategic communications. He collaborates with executive and communications teams to develop and implement highly effective communications programs for a range of stakeholders, primarily during pivotal events such as mergers and acquisitions, leadership transitions, crises, restructurings, investments and divestments. He also works with publicly traded companies on M&A, crisis management, restructurings and executive transitions. Additionally, Chuck is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Leadership Team and helps ensure that the firm’s operations and teams align with the firm’s client-centric growth strategy.​​

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Sheila Ennis 445

Sheila Ennis

Managing Director, Head of San Francisco Office

Sheila Ennis counsels clients on all aspects of media and investor relations strategy development, with a particular focus on ever-changing disclosure expectations, regulatory compliance, litigation risk and evolving employee concerns. Sheila has broad transaction expertise, including M&A and IPOs. She provides sophisticated counsel in activism defense, business model transformations, major internal and external crises, management changes and other high-stakes moments.

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Kendell Fitter 445

Kendell Fitter

Managing Director, Head of Crisis

Kendell Fitter is Head of the Crisis practice at H/Advisors Abernathy. Kendell’s specialty is guiding her clients through high-stakes crisis situations with minimal reputational damage, maximum business continuity and optimized outcomes for all stakeholders. Her crisis management experience spans a broad range of complex issues including cybersecurity, investigations, employee activism, pandemic response, social issues, workplace misconduct, product recalls, physical disasters, regulatory matters and other special situations. Kendell counsels her clients through all phases of crisis preparedness and response and is a frequent speaker on crisis management throughout the United States.

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Dana Gorman 445

Dana Gorman

Managing Director, Head of Private Equity

Dana Gorman serves as the Head of Private Equity at H/Advisors Abernathy. He counsels GPs and portfolio companies on initiatives including reputation management, transactions, crises, public affairs, media relations and philanthropic endeavors. This involves the design and implementation of sophisticated and targeted communications plans related to both acute, high-consequence events and long-term business goals. He also has substantial experience communicating with a wide range of important constituencies, including employees, customers, government officials, limited partners and the media.

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Blair Hennessy 445

Blair Hennessy

Managing Director

Blair Hennessy provides strategic communications counsel to executive leadership teams and Boards of Directors at both public and private clients across a variety of industries. With a focus on protecting and enhancing corporate reputation during critical events, she has experience advising clients on a wide range of communications matters, including both special situations, as well as long-term corporate positioning programs.

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Mike Hotra 445

Michael Hotra

Managing Director, Head of D.C. Office

Michael Hotra represents clients impacted by federal and state policy, politics and regulation, as well as policy-oriented shareholder proposals. He often works closely with a client’s legal counsel, government affairs representatives and leadership teams to develop public affairs strategies that mitigate risk, protect and enhance valuation and reputation and enable optimal business outcomes. He has specific expertise supporting clients undergoing investigations by federal and state governments, and has counseled several companies through DOJ, SEC, NLRB, GAO and agency-level investigations and merger reviews, as well as Congressional investigations and CEO-level oversight hearings. Mike has also counseled clients litigating and settling thousands of MDL cases initiated by state attorneys general.

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Sydney Isaacs 445

Sydney Isaacs

Managing Director, Head of Houston Office

Sydney Isaacs provides strategic communications counsel to companies during times of change, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, crises and activist shareholder engagements. Sydney’s work supports companies’ valuations and reputations through a combination of financial communications and PR strategies. She has particularly deep experience advising companies across the energy sector, providing support to clients on communications related to their diverse efforts to participate in and respond to the energy transition. ​

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Shawn Pattison 445

Shawn Pattison

Managing Director

Shawn Pattison heads H/Advisors Abernathy’s Hedge Fund practice. Shawn counsels clients in the areas of media relations, crisis communications and reputation management. In addition, he specializes in building and protecting the reputations of firms and their managers through investor, media and public engagement.

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Matt Reid 445

Matt Reid

Managing Director, Head of Los Angeles Office

Matt Reid utilizes deep experience in financial and corporate communications, public affairs and crisis management to provide strategic counsel to clients facing “bet the company” opportunities and threats. Matt’s expertise includes managing high-profile cybersecurity and ransomware attacks, complex litigation matters, policy and regulatory challenges, financial transactions and issues and major corporate crises.

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Kate Schneiderman 445

Kate Schneiderman

Managing Director, Chief of Staff

Kate Schneiderman is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Leadership Team and serves as a Managing Director and Chief of Staff to the CEO and President. As Chief of Staff, she plays a leading role in developing and implementing the firm’s growth strategy.

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Dan Scorpio 445

Dan Scorpio

Managing Director, Head of M&A and Activism

Dan Scorpio is Head of M&A and Activism at H/Advisors Abernathy. He provides strategic communications and stakeholder engagement counsel to leadership teams and Boards of Directors regarding transactions, activism defense and governance matters. He is skilled in connecting communications strategies to business objectives and brings a highly effective cross-stakeholder approach to client engagements. Dan has significant media relations experience and is a leader in applying digital strategies to drive positive outcomes for clients in contested M&A, proxy contests and special situations.

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Liz Sidoti 445

Liz Sidoti

Managing Director, Head of Public Affairs

Liz Sidoti provides strategic communications, reputation management and public affairs counsel – and brings an integrated campaign mentality – to global organizations, particularly those in crisis and transition. She uses her more than two decades of experience navigating politics and government, the media and highly regulated industries, as well as corporate and nonprofit sectors, to help executives solve complex challenges. Her wide-ranging experience includes litigation, regulatory, acquisitions, divestments, brand, marketing, issues management, executive and advocacy communications.

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Senior Vice Presidents

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Akeem Anderson

Senior Vice President, Digital

Akeem Anderson is a veteran digital strategist, counseling clients on integrated communications planning related to corporate reputation, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, labor, IPOs, shareholder activism, public affairs and employee communications. In addition to strategic advisory, Akeem specializes in digital insight development, campaign management and cross platform measurement. He has also led media relations and strategic communication efforts for healthcare, hospitality and CPG clients.

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James Bourne 445

James Bourne

Senior Vice President

James Bourne helps clients develop and implement communications strategies that resonate with the audiences that matter most. He helps clients maintain credibility, articulate value and achieve results in high-stakes situations, particularly in challenging or dynamic business, policy or regulatory environments. He frequently supports clients with mergers & acquisitions, public affairs, litigation, executive transitions, shareholder activism and crisis preparedness and response.

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Claire Doan 445

Claire Doan

Senior Vice President

Claire Doan specializes in crisis communications, public affairs, stakeholder management and media relations for transformative events and issues, including cybersecurity, litigation, labor and leadership changes.

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Sydney Gever 445

Sydney Gever

Senior Vice President

Sydney Gever helps lead Abernathy’s Hedge Fund practice, advising managers and their investor relations teams on media relations, investor communications and public positioning initiatives that advance and protect their firms’ reputations across market cycles. In addition to representing hedge funds and other asset managers, she provides strategic counsel to public and private corporations operating across a variety of industries, with particular expertise in pharmaceuticals and consumer goods.

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SY Lee

Senior Vice President

S.Y. Lee provides strategic counsel on a range of communications matters, with a focus on crisis mitigation, public affairs, and corporate affairs. He specializes in guiding clients through complex situations with minimal reputational damage, maximum business continuity, and optimized outcomes with all stakeholders.

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Josh Pak 445

Joshua Pak

Senior Vice President, Director of Financial Services

Josh Pak leads H/Advisors Abernathy’s Finance department and is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, developing an annual budget and quarterly forecasts, and reporting all financial metrics to Havas, which include monthly financial results, tax filing requirements and other financial information. Josh is also responsible for managing the annual audit and ensuring that the firm’s financial statements and procedures meet audit standards.

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Amal Robleh-Gessel

Senior Vice President, Research & Insights

Amal Robleh-Gessel leads H/Advisors Abernathy’s Research and Insights department and is responsible for transforming data and research into actionable insights to inform client counsel and strategy. Amal has extensive experience in managing large-scale data research projects and leveraging research to create data-driven narratives that underpin corporate messaging.

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Jake Yanulis

Senior Vice President

Jake Yanulis advises clients on strategic communications and investor relations initiatives, providing counsel and execution through a variety of special situations, including mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism, restructurings, executive transitions and crisis management.

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Vice Presidents

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Alexandra Clements

Vice President

Alexa Clements provides strategic counsel to executives with a particular focus on communications related to M&A transactions, shareholder activism, crisis management and restructurings and bankruptcies. To ensure her clients’ messages reach key constituent groups, Alexa employs a range of creative strategies, including the use of digital assets and designed materials.

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Mark Detlor 445

Mark Detlor

Vice President

Mark Detlor provides strategic communications counsel to a range of clients facing complex reputational challenges, often with legal and regulatory implications. With expertise in public affairs and issues management, Mark helps clients navigate their relationships with stakeholders in Washington and beyond to support key business objectives and minimize the risks associated with public corporate activity. Mark’s experience includes media relations, crisis management, litigation support and corporate reputation management in the tech, health care, energy and aerospace and defense industries, as well as for consumer brands.

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Lauren Hilliker 445

Lauren Hilliker

Vice President

Lauren Hilliker provides strategic communications and investor relations counsel to leadership teams and Boards of Directors across a variety of industries, including technology, consumer goods, retail and financial services. With a focus on maximizing business continuity, optimizing outcomes for stakeholders and protecting corporate valuations, Lauren frequently develops robust communications plans to reach the audiences that matter most.

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Lisa Pham

Vice President

Lisa Pham assists clients with strategic communications and reputation management across a range of business announcements, including M&A, restructuring, IPOs and crises. In her role, she helps develop communications strategies and messaging that help her clients achieve their larger organizational goals and business objectives, while considering different stakeholders’ concerns.

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Emma Prenn Vasilakis 445

Emma Prenn-Vasilakis

Vice President

Emma Prenn-Vasilakis supports publicly traded and privately held companies on complex strategic communications matters and has significant experience with crises and special situations, including reputation management, cybersecurity and litigation. She also assists clients with corporate strategy and financial communications, including company milestones and transformations, mergers & acquisitions and shareholder activism. Emma has extensive media relations experience, having advised several clients through high-stakes situations and executed successful communications programs.

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Caroline Roseman 445

Caroline Roseman

Vice President

Caroline Roseman provides strategic counsel to public and private companies across a wide range of industries, including healthcare, financial services, alternative investments, retail, and consumer goods. In her role, she works closely with leadership teams and Boards of Directors to develop targeted communications materials that address key stakeholders’ needs and preserve corporate valuation during pivotal corporate milestones, including mergers and acquisitions, executive transitions, shareholder activism and sensitive crisis matters.

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Abigail Ruck

Vice President

Abigail Ruck provides strategic communications counsel to clients across a wide range of industries, including technology, telecommunications, healthcare, alternative investments and utilities. In her role, she advises clients on a variety of strategic communications matters, including crisis management, litigation, transactions, executive transitions and public affairs. Abigail specializes in crisis preparation and response and has counseled public and private companies through several complex situations, such as data breaches, product recalls, misconduct allegations, lawsuits and facilities disasters.

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Deirdre Walsh 445

Deirdre Walsh

Vice President

Deirdre Walsh provides strategic communications counsel to public and private companies undergoing complex situations, including leadership successions, employee activism, investigations and other special situations. She also advises companies on investor communications as they navigate challenging market dynamics and evolving stakeholder expectations.

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Senior Account Executives

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Deven Anand

Senior Account Executive

Deven Anand provides strategic communications counsel to clients, including leading hedge funds, private equity firms and their managers, as well as private and publicly traded companies across a variety of industries. He provides tailored counsel during special situations, including transactions, fundraising announcements, activism defense and sensitive crisis matters and supports the development of clients’ long-term communications strategies.

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Tierney Anderson

Senior Account Executive

Tierney Anderson helps companies and high-profile individuals effectively navigate complex communications challenges, including crisis management, litigation, and corporate reputation and positioning.

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Julia Boyer

Senior Account Executive, Digital

Julia Boyer provides strategic digital counsel to clients spanning a wide range of industries. She uses real-time data to inform her digital strategy, shape the online conversation and execute robust, multidimensional campaigns. Julia also provides measurable results to clients involved in transactions, proxy fights, labor negotiations, shareholder or employee activism and crisis matters.

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Julia Marangoni 445

Julia Marangoni

Senior Account Executive

Julia Marangoni provides strategic communications counsel to clients across practice areas. She has experience supporting clients through M&A transactions, initial public offerings, shareholder activism as well as complex crisis, corporate reputation and public affairs issues across the banking, technology, healthcare, transportation, consumer goods and entertainment industries.

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Jesse Rachelle 445

Jesse Rachelle

Senior Account Executive

Jesse Rachelle provides strategic communications and public affairs counsel to both public and private companies spanning a variety of industries, including financial services, health care, consumer goods, technology and energy. With a particular focus on protecting corporate reputation, Jesse frequently counsels clients on long-term communications and public affairs strategies, tailored crisis preparation and management plans and bespoke special situations communications.

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Sean Walsh 445

Sean Walsh

Senior Account Executive

Sean Walsh provides strategic communications and public affairs counsel to clients across a variety of industries, including technology, energy, and entertainment. He supports both long-term corporate reputation and governance management, as well as special situations related to high-profile litigation, ESG, crisis management, and public sector investigations. He also helps public and private companies navigate complex financial communications challenges, including M&A transactions, shareholder activism, and initial public offerings. Sean brings a unique background in public policy and finance that provides companies with the forward-thinking insights and strategies needed to tackle complex challenges.

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Account Executives

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Meghan Condas

Account Executive

Meghan Condas provides strategic communications counsel to a variety of clients across industries and practice areas. In her role, Meghan provides research and monitoring support to inform her clients’ communications strategies.

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Shloka Gidwani 445

Shloka Gidwani

Account Executive

Shloka Gidwani provides strategic communications support to her clients by conducting in-depth industry research, drafting key communications materials, monitoring media mentions and conducting media outreach. Shloka has supported a wide range of major corporate announcements, including mergers and acquisitions, executive transitions and headquarter relocations. She also has experience across a variety of industries, including private equity, healthcare and technology, and comes to H/Advisors Abernathy with prior experience in economic and social justice campaigns.

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Mallory Griffin 445

Mallory Griffin

Account Executive

Mallory Griffin provides strategic communications counsel to a variety of clients, including hedge funds, private equity firms, companies pursuing M&A and companies engaged in active litigation. Mallory brings strong research, monitoring and drafting support to every client engagement.

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Annie Han 445

Annie Han

Account Executive

Annie Han works with a diverse array of public and private companies, providing strategic counsel and reputation management across the firm’s practice areas. She specializes in litigation, crisis, and public affairs work and has extensive experience in profile raising, M&A, ESG, and activism. Her day-to-day media relations work and strategic planning have helped ensure clients are prepared and well-informed of any notable legal, policy, or industry developments.

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Anika Helmke 445

Anika Helmke

Account Executive

Anika Helmke provides strategic communications counsel across a variety of engagements, including long-term positioning and reputation management for leading hedge funds and private equity firms. She supports public and private clients across a variety of sectors, including consumer goods, healthcare and financial services. In her role, she develops long-term communications strategies and written materials tailored to specific situations including transactions, sensitive crisis matters and ongoing corporate communications.

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Anika Sanghvi

Account Executive

Anika Sanghvi provides strategic communications counsel and ongoing support to clients across the firm’s various practice areas including M&A, private equity and shareholder activism. She has experience spanning a range of industries including technology, financial services, energy, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods.

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Robert Weathers 445

Robert G. Weathers

Account Executive

Robert G. Weathers provides support to an array of clients across the firm’s strategic communications engagements. He leverages data-based insights to help design and execute clients’ communication strategies and crafts tailored messages for internal and external audiences. He frequently assists clients with high-profile assignments in litigation, M&A, IR, media relations, public affairs, cybersecurity, and product recalls.

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Associates

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Bryn Anderson

Associate

Bryn Anderson provides strategic communications counsel to a breadth of clients in areas such as technology, finance, public affairs, and litigation. Bryn brings in-depth research, messaging and media monitoring and analysis, to her clients’ communication strategies. Prior to H/Advisors Abernathy, Bryn managed communications for a Silicon Valley-based technology podcast which consists of visionary technology founders and industry leaders sharing their business and product stories.

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Morgan Darmo

Associate

Morgan Darmo provides strategic communications counsel to numerous clients across the firm’s various engagements. Her role includes support in research and analysis, media monitoring, and message curation for both public and private companies across a wide range of industries.

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Trevor Davis

Associate

Trevor Davis provides strategic communications support to clients across the firm’s practice areas. In his role, he conducts media monitoring, engages in research and analysis, and works with colleagues to develop effective client counsel and messaging strategies.

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Abigail Foygelman

Associate

Abigail Foygelman provides tactical communications support across a variety of engagements, including long-term positioning and reputation management for clients across industries and practice areas. In her role, Abigail provides media, messaging, and research counsel, and works closely with her teams to support strategy development and analysis.

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Ashley Muranaka-Toolsie

Associate

Ashley Muranaka-Toolsie provides strategic communications counsel to a wide array of clients across industries. Ashley specializes in media monitoring, research and analysis, and message curation for public and private clients. Prior to joining to H/Advisors Abernathy, Ashley worked in nonprofit consulting and has experience in economic research.

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Conor Robbins

Associate

Conor Robbins provides strategic communications support to a variety of clients across different sectors, assisting them with their brand positioning and reputation management. Conor’s specialties include media and trend monitoring, intensive research, and message counseling in response to the developing issues that clients may be facing.

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India Robinson

Associate

India Robinson provides strategic communications support to clients across various industries and practice areas. In her role, India provides research and monitoring support to inform clients’ communications strategies. She is an experienced researcher with expertise in SEO, digital, and social media trends and prior experience in activism and social justice campaigns.

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Timothy Steves

Associate

Timothy Steves provides strategic communications support to clients facing reputational situations such as litigation, corporate crises, shareholder activism, IPOs, and M&A. He also counsels public and private companies across a wide range of industries on profile raising and long-term positioning through media monitoring, research analysis, and message curation.

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Franco Tambunting

Associate

Franco Tambunting provides strategic communications counsel across a variety of engagements. He supports clients with financial communications needs relating to shareholder activism, IPOs, and M&A, and reputational issues such as litigation and corporate crises. He provides vital research and analysis, media monitoring, and message curation for public and private companies seeking to enhance their long-term positioning and reputation.

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Taeshon Trotter

Associate

Taeshon Trotter provides strategic communications support to a variety of clients across industries and practice areas. In his role, he specializes in media monitoring, research & analysis, and message creation to inform his clients’ communications strategies. Taeshon’s work spans multiple sectors, including finance, gas, oil and energy.

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Research and Insights

Amal Robleh-Gessel

Senior Vice President, Research & Insights

Amal Robleh-Gessel leads H/Advisors Abernathy’s Research and Insights department and is responsible for transforming data and research into actionable insights to inform client counsel and strategy. Amal has extensive experience in managing large-scale data research projects and leveraging research to create data-driven narratives that underpin corporate messaging.

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Emilee Hanson

Senior Researcher

Emilee Hanson is a Senior Researcher within H/Advisors Abernathy’s Research and Insights department, where she is responsible for transforming data and research into actionable insights to inform client counsel and strategy.

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Creative Services

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Lawrence Leung

Creative Director

As the Creative Director at H/Advisors Abernathy, Lawrence brings design-driven thinking and creative development to elevate client brands and support communications initiatives through both printed and digital media. Integrating closely with clients’ established brands, he creates presentation decks, infographics and fact sheets, microsites and forward-thinking design pieces to transform complex ideas, information and concepts into compelling visual stories.

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Operations and Finance

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Peter Lee

Chief Financial Officer

Peter Lee is the Chief Financial Officer of H/Advisors Abernathy, where he is responsible for all of the firm’s financial functions, including accounting, financial planning, forecasting, client accounting and various financial analyses and reporting. He also oversees and manages the firm’s information technology. His career spans more than 25 years of experience in financial management, business leadership and corporate strategy in various industries, including strategic communications, marketing and advertising, manufacturing, banking and logistics.

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Mary Ann Hernandez

Director of Human Resources

Mary Ann Hernandez leads H/Advisors Abernathy’s Human Resources department and is responsible for talent acquisition at all levels, performance management, policy implementation, and staff culture and wellbeing initiatives for all of the firm’s offices.

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Devendra Lalji

Director of Information Technology

Devendra Lalji leads H/Advisors Abernathy’s Information Technology department and is responsible for overseeing technology strategy, management and implementation across the organization.

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Edwin Nazario

Director of Client Services

Edwin Nazario has been a member of H/Advisors Abernathy for over 30 years. As Director of Client Services, Eddie facilitates protocols with building management and upper management and oversees administrative functions for client events, among other managerial responsibilities.

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Nelson N. Abreu

Accounting Associate, Finance

Nelson N. Abreu is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Finance Department and assists with the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable operations. He also prepares daily journal entries and monthly reconciliation reports.

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Ernesto Aguilar

Executive Assistant

Ernesto Aguilar provides administrative support to H/Advisors Abernathy’s New York office, including managing expenses, making travel arrangements, booking conference rooms and organizing catering, among other administrative functions.

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Maria Benvenuti

Director of Talent

Maria Benvenuti co-leads H/Advisors Abernathy’s Talent Development department and is responsible for managing several internal operations, including staffing, learning and development, as well as the firm’s mentorship program. Maria works closely alongside the rest of the firm’s Operations team to ensure all internal business functions run smoothly and efficiently. Maria also co-leads the firm’s DE&I Council and is responsible for both overseeing its Culture and Governance workstreams and providing strategic counsel to the leadership team.

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Lawrence Braylock

IT Support Specialist

Lawrence Braylock serves as an IT Support Specialist at H/Advisors Abernathy, where he helps oversee the firm’s technology function. In his role, Lawrence provides cross-office helpdesk support, ensures the protection of client data and manages the devices and applications for staff members.

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Alicia Dewar

Director of Client Accounting

Alicia Dewar is the Director of Client Accounting and is responsible for the firm’s day-to-day client billing operations, including planning, organizing and coordinating monthly invoices. She also oversees billing procedures and handles client-related inquiries.

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Andres Doran

Assistant Controller

Andres Doran is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Finance department, where he is responsible for the firm’s Accounts Payable operations. In his role, he produces the firm’s internal monthly operating report, monitors receivables, maintains the fixed asset inventory and also assists with budgets and revenue forecasts. Andres joined Abernathy in July of 2007 after relocating to New York from Tucson, Arizona.

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Mia Figueroa

West Coast Office Manager

Mia Figueroa is H/Advisors Abernathy’s West Coast Office Manager and oversees the daily business operations of the firm’s Los Angeles and San Francisco offices.

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Carl C. Garris

Clerk

Carl Garris has worked at H/Advisors Abernathy for over 27 years. As a Clerk, Carl is responsible for monitoring office supplies, sorting and distributing mail to employees, operating office equipment, including printers, copiers, fax machines and multimedia instruments, and working with common word processing and spreadsheet databases.

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Jazmin L. Martorell

Human Resources Coordinator

Jazmin Martorell works in our Human Resources team at H/Advisors Abernathy. Her responsibilities encompass talent acquisition, record-keeping in our CRM database, assisting team members with HR processes, and participating in the DE&I council. In this role, she helps foster diversity, equity, and inclusion, implementing initiatives to make every voice heard and valued while building a stronger, more inclusive future for H/Advisors Abernathy.

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Joshua Pak

Senior Vice President, Director of Financial Services

Josh Pak leads H/Advisors Abernathy’s Finance department and is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations, developing an annual budget and quarterly forecasts, and reporting all financial metrics to Havas, which include monthly financial results, tax filing requirements and other financial information. Josh is also responsible for managing the annual audit and ensuring that the firm’s financial statements and procedures meet audit standards.

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Jessica Santos

Human Resources Supervisor

Jessica Santos supports H/Advisors Abernathy’s Human Resources department and is responsible for managing recruitment and onboarding, among other administrative duties. She also helps spearhead the firm’s staff meeting entertainment on a bi-weekly basis.

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Ravi Tulsi

Accounting Manager

Ravi Tulsi is a member of H/Advisors Abernathy’s Finance department, where he is responsible for preparing and managing financial schedules, journal entries, cash forecasts, monthly accruals, management fees, trademark fees, tax provisions and the monthly consolidation package for Havas. He also assists with month-end close.

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