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Greg Sherry is a member of the Executive Committee and an award-winning marketing and communications executive with 25+ years of experience developing strategic, integrated campaigns for many leading worldwide brands. In addition to serving as founder and CEO of his own agency, which he built and later sold to Publicis, Greg has held senior level positions with several, top independent firms. Greg also directed corporate communications for a 1B+ global consumer products company.
Greg oversees Kellen’s team of 65 Communications professionals, including Public Relations, Digital Marketing, Creative and Web Development, across the company, both here in the United States and International.
Greg has deep experience, working with many leading Consumer, B2B and Professional Services clients, worldwide. He has strong expertise in many of Kellen’s key markets, including Food & Beverage, Building & Construction, Consumer Lifestyle, Technology and Financial Services
In addition to membership in numerous Communications and Business organizations, Greg serves as a mentor for Platinum Minds, an education-based program, providing leadership training for inner city youth.
Jill oversees a team of marketing communications specialists and graphic designers whose work reflects an emphasis on digital communications and strategy, email marketing, volunteer support and social media engagement.
Working seamlessly with the company’s web programmers, the marketing communications team supports more than a dozen integrated and responsive client websites. In addition, Jill’s team produces content for journals, e-newsletters, directories, direct mail brochures, advertisements, and a variety of social media platforms.
Jill serves as the marketing communications manager for the International Ombudsman Association and directs the conference marketing for Total Survey Error 2015, and the Joint Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Academy of Physicians and the American Physician Scientists Association.
Jill earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a focus on editorial and public relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and has served on ASAE’s Gold Circle Awards Committee. Jill is also an approved facilitator of ASAE’s Certificate Program in Association Management.
Joan Cear is responsible for public relations, marketing communications, social media, integrated marketing and issues, as well as crisis management programs for a wide range of Kellen clients such as Sweet’N Low, In The Raw brands, the Juice Products Association and the National Pasta Association.
Joan is a seasoned PR counselor and former journalist with experience in pro-active and public affairs client programs including consumer goods and services, trade and professional associations, educational institutions and non-profit organizations. .
Joan graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She is a past president of New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) Foundation and a former board member of Make-A-Wish Foundations of Metro New York, Peninsula Counseling Center and America Scores-New York. She currently serves as a PR advisor to Angel Flight Northeast.
Debra Berliner leads a diverse team of professionals in the areas of public relations, digital strategy and analytics, website development, graphic design and research. Debra is an integrated marketing specialist with over 25 years of success in agency and corporate settings. A skilled strategist, she has developed and managed world-class communications programs spanning a range of industries including food and beverage, energy, professional services and education.
Debra currently serves on the board of the Business Marketing Association, Atlanta chapter. She previously served as a board officer for the National Investor Relations Institute, New York chapter and the American Marketing Association, New York chapter.
She received her B.S. degree from the Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University and M.B.A. degree from Baruch College, City University of New York.
Bonnie Sonnenschein has been leading branding initiatives and developing and directing integrated marketing communications programs for corporations and associations for more than 25 years. Firms have ranged from the U.S.-based Steelcase and Burlington Industries to European-based luxury writing instrument manufacturers LAMY and Caran d’Ache.
Currently, Bonnie manages a team of accounts that range from the global testing and certification firm Intertek to the Copper Development Association (CDA), the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA), the American Down and Feather Council (ADFC) and its international parent group, the International Down and Feather Bureau (IDFB).
Bonnie holds a B.A. in English Literature and Political Science from Syracuse University and an M.S. in Public Relations Communications and Administration from the Newhouse School of Public Communications of Syracuse University.
Alex Ozerkis brings over 14 years of experience in public relations, marketing communications and event planning with knowledge in a wide range of sectors, including science & technology, food & nutrition, beauty &wellness, consumer products and nonprofits. At Kellen, Alex has overseen communications programs and teams for clients, including the National Pasta Association, Toy Industry Association, MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership and Copper Development Association, among others.
Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Cornell University and serves as a Cornell Almuni Admissions Ambassador. She has lectured on the topic of public relations at the National Society of Association Executives, New York Women in Communications, Fashion Institute of Technology and The New School in New York City.
Jean XU has over 10 years of experience in the areas of government affairs and monitoring, as well meetings management, marketing, business development and sales administration. Jean leads regulatory monitoring and related projects for Kellen clients in China, including Food and Pharma related industries. She also coordinates the China activities for the International Food Additives Council, including coordinating submissions to relevant government agencies and local counterparts.
Prior to joining Kellen, Jean served as Assistant Director and Marketing Supervisor for the Beijing International Finance Forum, a United Nations backed organization that provides a platform for world financial leaders to contribute to the revitalization of the international economy. At the forum, Jean was responsible for the coordination and management of all conference logistics, as well as all public relations and marketing endeavors.