Jaslynn Hodges

Utilizing her skills in public policy and communications, Jaslynn specializes in crisis management, advocacy and marketing. Since joining Avoq, she has worked with various clients in the business, government and environment industries. Prior to joining Avoq, Jaslynn worked as Marketing Communications Assistant at DePaul University where she aided the Division of Student Affairs in their

Ashley Marcinek

Ashley supports clients with strategic communications, in-depth research, social media management, and earned media efforts. She works with clients across a variety of industries and sectors including energy, nonprofits and advocacy groups. Ashley has worked on notable projects including an effort to garner support for a bill that would promote the installation of renewable energy

Megan Cryan

Megan Cryan

Megan is an experienced public affairs professional specializing in all aspects of strategic communications, including stakeholder identification and engagement, message development and campaign strategy and management. Megan works at the intersection of business, government, and politics, engaging with clients across the country to successfully navigate complex geopolitical landscapes through strategic, data-driven public affairs campaigns. In

Rashanah Baldwin

Rashanna Baldwin

Rashanah is an award-winning broadcast journalist and Chicago community leader. She has worked to change her neighborhood’s perception and negative news coverage through community outreach, community engagement work, and via her “Good in Englewood” media campaign and former weekly talk radio segment entitled “What’s Good? in Englewood.” She specializes in messaging, communication strategy, and community

Dahleen Glanton

Dahleen Glanton

With an extensive and acclaimed career in journalism, Dahleen specializes in messaging and media strategy across the city and state. Dahleen is a former news columnist for the Chicago Tribune, which she joined after working at the Los Angeles Times. She held several positions over her 30-year career, ranging from associate metropolitan editor to national

Annie Lydgate

Annie Lydgate

Annie specializes in campaign management, grassroots advocacy and engagement, message development, and content creation. She is a detail-oriented leader with high-level client, campaign, and operations management experience. Annie’s work includes strategy development, brainstorming and collaborating across Avoq offices, and creative problem-solving. Annie works with a wide variety of clients in sectors and industries that include

Catherine Turco King

Catherine Turco King

Catherine specializes in strategic planning, message development, and media relations. She manages clients across sectors and industries including education, health care, energy, land use, and economic development. Before joining Avoq, Catherine was assistant press secretary for former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, handling issues of education and social services. She led the mayor’s press related to

Chris Donnelly

Chris Donnelly

Chris specializes in earned media, media relations, and message development. He works across numerous industries and sectors, focusing on health care, cannabis, energy and environmental issues, organized labor, transportation, and utilities. As general manager of Avoq’s New Jersey office, Chris oversees the team’s operations and business development efforts. He brings extensive legislative experience to Avoq,

Eric Herman

Eric Herman

Eric advises corporations, institutions and individuals on high-stakes challenges. His work encompasses crisis communications, litigation communications, issue management, media relations, message development, corporate reputation, public advocacy campaigns and employee and labor communications. An experienced counselor, he creates and executes campaigns designed to advance his clients’ objectives, particularly at times of intense scrutiny by media, competitors,

Malaya Nordyke

Malaya Nordyke

Malaya leads projects for clients across a variety of sectors, including finance, nonprofit and corporate entities. She specializes in helping clients improve their reputation and move public opinion through integrated communications campaigns — from owned media to large-scale advertising and from national thought leadership to hyper-local news. In 2022, Malaya managed the winning communications strategy