Maril pioneered a discipline that initiates collaboration with corporate leaders to optimize business performance by engaging and mobilizing stakeholders behind a company’s strategic goals, its culture and its brand. She is CEO and founder of Gagen MacDonald and the firm’s clients include some of the most recognized brands in the world.
Rose Gailey is the driving force behind Gagen MacDonald’s Building Capabilities, a practice area that develops organizational capability using an expert team of facilitators across the globe. Rose’s career with Gagen MacDonald has taken leadership communications competency development to a new level by creating the Leadership Communications Effectiveness 360™.
Peter has more than 35 years experience in all aspects of public relations and integrated communications, performing those functions across both the United States and globally. Peter has counseled numerous clients including The Hartford, United Airlines, Credit Suisse, Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson. He also leads the firm’s social media and sustainability teams.
Sherry Scott has more than 20 years of results-driven experience within corporations and as a consultant to the Fortune 500 in change management, leadership communication and employee engagement, strategic planning, labor communication and internal and corporate communication.
With more than 20 years of experience in international marketing and communications, Patricia Bayerlein provides strategic communications counsel to global Fortune 500 companies to effectively drive change, engage the workforce and connect change initiatives to business results.
John Bock, who has more than 21 years of experience as a finance professional, joined Gagen MacDonald in 2002 and is responsible for finance and accounting for the firm.
Greg Carlisle is an award-winning marketing and communications professional with more than two decades of experience helping companies develop creative and impactful internal and external communication strategies to motivate employees, increase revenue and drive change.
Bill Conroy has over three decades of successful experience working with public and private organizations as a consultant and executive. He has a proven track record of helping clients build high performance cultures and navigate complex cultural transformations with a strong focus on leadership development and operational excellence (OPEX). He works closely with senior executives to align their teams around a shared vision of their desired organizational culture, and helps them deliver on that vision.
With more than 20 years’ experience in corporate communication and consulting roles, Jillane has a passion for helping businesses engage employees to deliver strategic results.
Chandler Goodman puts his creativity to work to help Gagen MacDonald’s clients translate complex business strategy into compelling employee engagement campaigns.
Scott Healy applies principles of community design to companies at a crossroads, helping clients motivate teams by discovering opportunities for employees to identify personally with an overarching business strategy.
Lauren Kostas operationalizes clients’ vision and values, engages employees in delivering on the business strategy and enables companies to successfully navigate through change.
Hillary helps lead companies through transformational change with her strategic organizational and change management communication expertise. A resident of New York City, she is passionate about servicing our New York based clients and expanding our East Coast presence.
Morgan Marzec has a keen ability to get to the heart of complex business issues, simplify change and create actionable paths that inspire employees to perform at their best.
Judith Muhlberg is experienced in dealing with ambiguity and the situations that cause it: major strategy shifts, crises, mergers and acquisitions, leadership transitions, regulatory “reform,” competitive disruption and culture change.
Helen Paczkowski brings over six years of diverse organizational development and research experience to the Gagen MacDonald team. She is the author of “Using Social Media as a Successful Internal Communication Channel” (PR News’ Digital PR Guidebook, Vol. 3).
Before beginning her consulting career at Gagen MacDonald, Kristal worked as an Assistant Manager in the Corporate Communications Department at HarperCollins Publishers. During the industry’s transition into the digital publishing marketplace, Kristal worked closely with senior management and employee groups to develop and institute change communication to the business.
A master storyteller and visual consultant with talents developed working with clients such as Navteq, Oikos Yogurt, and Protein Bar, whose broad range of skills and experiences defy categorization. With experiences so rich and diverse, Kevin is no stranger to ambiguity. You can count on him to create simple solutions for complex problems and provide clear direction in uncertain situations.
With a focus on internal communications assessments and change leadership, Mollie Scott is currently working for a respected financial services company, helping provide strategic counsel and implementation. Most recently, she has been part of an embedded team providing acquisition strategy and support for an industrial products supplier.
With more than two decades of leadership in senior communication positions, Ann brings deep experience in designing strategic communication, employee engagement and change leadership programs for Fortune 500 companies that strengthen organizational alignment and deliver business results.
Brad Trask is a proven corporate communications executive with unparalleled global experience and significant strengths in aligning systems and unleashing high-performing teams to drive business strategy and produce results for some of the world’s leading brands.
Meg Wheaton has helped build powerful brands for more than 15 years. Her ongoing quest to thoroughly understand our clients’ needs, opinions and behaviors allows us to create meaningful and lasting relationships with our clients and community.
With a passion for motivating employees, Katherine Wilburn has helped a number of Gagen MacDonald clients by creating actionable plans that engage employees in delivering on the business strategy. Taking an employee-centric approach to her communications, she has applied her expertise during culture change efforts, system upgrades and performance turnarounds.
Wade Thompson is the founder, President and Creative Director of Son&Sons, the Design arm of Gagen McDonald. Son&Sons is a Design agency organized around teams of creative leaders that deliver transformational results in the fields of innovation, brand identity and brand communications.
Prior to joining Son & Sons, Rick formed the design consultancy Anwyl Ltd. LLC in 2003; previously he founded, and for 18 years, operated Executive Arts Inc. (EAI), an Atlanta based Corporate Communications Design firm. In 1994, he founded Elemental Interactive, a technology-based web and software firm, specializing in online investor communications, later sold to Grey Global, Inc. in 1999.