Meet the Team

Mona Finston, Media Specialist

Smart, sassy and savvy, Mona’s an industry veteran who understands how the media works, and uses her knowledge to help her clients build relationships with influencer journalists and deliver their messages to the audiences they want to reach.

Her experience includes work with international celebrities, high-end brands and specialty niche products. Near to her heart is her extensive work with not-for-profits.

This Upper East Sider is a talented musician and writer, who enjoys the many cultural offerings of New York City.

Julia Brannan-Rauch, Program Strategist

Growing up with four siblings, the importance of “share of voice” was a concept Julia grasped at an early age. She honed her sense of news and story-telling skills in journalism, then moved into marketing communications, where she has had the privilege to work with many internationally-recognized products, developing personalized strategies that start dialogs and build brands.

Outside of work hours, Julia is a volunteer teacher for an English as a Second Language program. She, her husband, and a rather vocal cat Toby, all reside just outside of New York City, in New Providence, NJ.

Judy Musa, Digital Media Specialist

Judy Musa, Digital Media Specialist

For more than two decades Judy has handled numerous marketing challenges including new product launches, re-positioning of existing products/brands, and revitalizing mature brands.

A trilingual Swiss-American, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and German, Mini-MBA and Social Media for Business certificates from Rutgers University’s School of Business Management and a Business German certificate from the Goethe-Institut, New York.  Having lived and worked in Germany, Switzerland and the U.S., she brings a multi-cultural understanding to communication challenges.

Like her on Facebook, follow her @SwissPRMom and connect with her on LinkedIn.

Michael Duffield – West Coast Affiliate, Creative Director, Food Industry Specialist

Michael Duffield brings more than 27 years in the brand development, public relations and marketing field to the table, time he’s spent exploring and strengthening his culinary, branding, design and communications background, coordinating a myriad of events and projects for clients, even pinch-hitting as TV spokesperson and manning tradeshows as needed.

When not at his desk, Duffield sips, sups and shops his way through Southern California’s Coachella Valley just east of Los Angeles.