With the increase in demand for our communications and advocacy services in the health and financial sectors, our three-year old DC-based public affairs agency has added five new staff members in the past month to our rapidly growing team.

It all started with five public affairs practitioners and an idea for a new public affairs venture; one that would lead the progression of the public affairs industry toward a community-based, hive-driven approach. More information on the partners of Beekeeper Group and their story here.

Flash forward to our third year in business, with a burgeoning client base and a diverse pool of staff talent. The past summer, Beekeeper Group added the positions of Account Director, Lead Developer, Creative Director, Videographer, and Account Coordinator.

Nick Walters, Brad Rizza, Charles Puliam-Moore, Lauren Fliegelman, and Jonathan Wilcox.

Nick Walters, Brad Rizza, Charles Puliam-Moore, Lauren Fliegelman, and Jonathan Wilcox.

Meet the talented new bees who filled these positions:

  • Brad Rizza, Account Director, was most recently at Widmeyer Communications and assists Beekeeper Group clients with strategic communications, digital media strategy and reputation management. Brad’s previous experience includes stints at Pappas Group, EyeTraffic Media, Discovery Communications, and Kieloch Consulting.
  • Nick Walters, Lead Developer, recently joined from local digital firm Engage. Nick is a master of the minimalistic yet semantic HTML, CSS, and Javascript.
  • Jonathan Wilcox, Creative Director, is a Michigan transplant with over a decade of experience in illustration and design, including work for Rutgers University. He will be now wielding his creative tools for Beekeeper’s creative services department.
  • Charles Pulliam-Moore, Videographer, has previously lent his video production and writing talents to Slate Magazine, NPR’s Metro Connection, PBS’s Planet Forward, and The George Washington University’s Hatchet news publication.
  • Lauren Fliegelman, Account Coordinator, brings to the table an array of communications and design skill. She had previously applied this knowledge as an intern in the communications department of FasterCures, a medical research think tank, while finishing up her MA in Public Communication at American University.

In other recent news, Beekeeper Group was recently honored with “Best in Show” recognition by the W3 Awards in their advocacy website category and the firm was also named a finalist in the PR News “Agency A List” awards.

“We are thrilled to have Brad, Nick, Jonathan, Charles, and Lauren join the Beekeeper team. They each  bring a skill set rooted in public affairs and emerging media that, when combined with the existing team, brings the level of service and strategy we provide to our growing client list to the next level.” – Mike Panetta, Partner at Beekeeper Group