Daniel Zaretsky

As executive assistant to two of the firm’s managing partners, Daniel specializes in internal communications, organization and logistics. He coordinates schedules, plans and executes company-wide events and initiatives, prepares materials for meetings and client events, and interacts with guests. Before Avoq, Daniel worked as a communications and policy intern at the U.S. Council for International

Joe Lepore

Joe specializes in executive support — whether at government relations firms or on Capitol Hill. Before Avoq, Joe was a public affairs intern with VOX Global, a government relations intern with Capitol Strategies Group in Hartford, Conn., and an intern on the Hill. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a

Pakhi Kane

Pakhi Kane

Pakhi specializes in government affairs, issue advocacy and office operations. She has a 15-year history of working within the government, nonprofit and private sectors. Pakhi led the search to substantially expand Avoq’s earned media and digital campaign capabilities, identifying two key principals for New York. She has formed proposal teams and led the new business

Chelsea Ricks

Chelsea Ricks

For more than four years, Chelsea has brought her can-do attitude, positive spirit and management expertise to the Avoq team. As executive assistant to the CEO, she manages the CEO’s calendar and schedule, plans and executes company-wide special events and supports firm-wide business initiatives, such as employee engagement trainings, marketing events and all-staff meetings. She

Gwen Carter

Gwen Carter

Gwen is an accomplished administrator in the area of office management in private, corporate, educational and military entities. Her highly developed organizational, managerial, analytical and communications skills are evident in day-to-day operations, providing support to all departments. Gwen provides support for numerous company events, including but not limited to fundraisers, media tours and programs for

Dan Zima

Dan Zima

Dan specializes in internal operations, including tech and IT, employee onboarding, event planning and security training. Dan has assisted Avoq staff in navigating new technology solutions during a changing remote workspace, and helped clients with video conferencing for events with more than 200 participants. Prior to Avoq, Dan worked in operations and event planning for

Jeanne Reidy

Jeanne Reidy

As the general manager of Avoq’s Chicago office, Jeanne oversees business development efforts and the team’s operations and performance. She helps create and incorporate Avoq policies, and works with staff and management to develop the team culture. Jeanne began her career in the public sector, working on both of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s campaigns and as

Nicole Cornish

Nicole Cornish

With more than 20 years of experience in the communications industry, and more than a decade in C-suite level or executive management roles, Nicole is focused on honing Avoq’s service offering to clients and fostering a workplace that is second to none. She delivers a combination of operational excellence and strategic thinking to every business

Molly Scherrman

Molly Scherrman

As chief operating officer, Molly oversees the day-to-day management of Avoq and its business operations with a constant focus on ensuring everything is running efficiently and harmoniously. With two decades of campaign, finance and team management experience, she brings a track record of success managing scalable operations, along with long-term strategic planning. Molly specializes in