Southfield, Mich. and Mountain View, Calif., April 20, 2011 – Airfoil Public Relations, an independent public relations agency specializing in public relations and marketing communications for technology companies, has added nine employees to its account and operations teams in Southfield, Mich., and Mountain View, Calif. and plans to add more.  

“The need to add talent illustrates the growth both Airfoil and the public relations industry are currently experiencing,” said Lisa Vallee-Smith, Airfoil CEO. “An agency is only as innovative as its people and the addition of professionals with specialized industry expertise will enable Airfoil to continue providing clients with strategic and creative solutions that enhance their brands.” 

Katy Teer joined Airfoil as a senior account executive, and manages day-to-day communication activities for technology and healthcare accounts.  Prior to joining the agency, Katy was a public relations and marketing consultant at Terumo Heart, Inc. 

With a strong background in consumer media, Kristen Berry joined Airfoil as a senior account executive, and currently manages and executes initiatives for a select group of Airfoil’s consumer technology accounts.

Sadie Kelly, the company’s most recently hired senior account executive, joins Airfoil with public relations experience on a wide range of consumer and healthcare accounts. She will execute against initiatives for a core set of software clients.

With three years of agency experience on automotive, healthcare and retail accounts, Elaine Marquis joined Airfoil as an account executive, supporting a core set of software clients.

Airfoil has also hired three account coordinators: Dave Niemiec; Lindsay Karpinskas; and Oriana Camacho.  Prior to Airfoil, Niemiec served as an intern for the “Karsch and Anderson Show” on 97.1 WXYT-FM. Karpinskas served as public relations coordinator for the Live to Give Foundation. Camacho was previously in charge of internal and external communications for nonprofit group Women Impacting Public Policy.

On the operations side, Nicole Steward joined Airfoil’s California office to manage office operations and provide administrative support to the leadership team. Zakia Beshara joined the Michigan office as an operations assistant, working with the human resources and finance teams to provide support for a variety of office functions.

Additional information regarding open positions in Airfoil’s Michigan and California offices is available at the following website: http://www.airfoilpr.com/careers/careers

About Airfoil Public Relations, Inc.

Airfoil, with offices in Southfield, Mich. and Mountain View, Calif., is an independent firm specializing in marketing communications and public relations for both emerging and leading technology companies. Airfoil’s teams drive technology communications for a growing client roster across consumer, enterprise, health care, cleantech and industrial segments. The agency’s Client Solutions Group provides services to inform and accelerate clients’ marketing communications, digital and social media, and brand strategy programs. Airfoil has been named Technology Agency of the Year by the Holmes Report and recognized as a top firm in numerous industry rankings. For more information about Airfoil Public Relations, please visit http://www.airfoilpr.com or call 866.AIR.FOIL.