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We love what we do and have a lot of fun doing it. Consider us a part of your team.

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Michele Litzky

Chief Executive Officer

Everyone has a superpower. Michele’s is her memory: people, places, things, great campaigns—and those not so great. When you’ve been doing something you love for more than 40 years, it’s rewarding to be able to remember, celebrate, and share the memories. It’s why teaching and mentoring are high on her list of favorite things. Fact: Michele loves white gum balls and black jellybeans.

Josslynne Welch


Josslynne has never written a resume or been on a job interview. From intern to president, she has grown up with LPR. A New Jersey resident but raised a New Yorker, she takes her coffee black and her bad news first. She agrees with Julia Child that people who love to eat are always the best people. She suffers from chronic wanderlust and eternal optimism.

Kaylie Easton

Vice President

Kaylie started her career as an account coordinator with LPR in 2008, and she’s been part of the LPR family ever since. Now a seasoned publicist with more than a decade of experience representing some of the world’s most iconic consumer brands, Kaylie has led high-profile product launches, strategic brand campaigns, and once fielded Q&A between One Direction and hundreds of screaming fans. She’s quick with a pun or corny joke, and is happy to have someone who always laughs at both: her son, Theo. When she’s not at work, she’s probably at Target.

Beth Kimmerling

Vice President

Many moons ago, Beth started her career right here at LPR and now she’s back to finish it up. She may be older and wiser*, but her family still believes that she works in advertising, so not everything has changed. With experience in several industries, Beth is a consumer PR generalist and loves the challenge of developing fresh strategy and creative concepts to keep clients at the forefront of the ever-changing media and influencer landscape. Beth loves a good flight! No, she’s not obsessed with planes; she loves to try new things and a tasty flight of beer, wine, cheese, cupcakes or anything else is her fun little side passion.  *Full disclosure, this stat was not fact checked with her daughters. 

Kelsey Wheeler

Account Director

A Litzky Lady since 2011, Kelsey is an expert in the parenting and lifestyle space and knows about the latest toys, games, and trends which has come in handy with her daughter, Brianna. With a constant eye for what is trending, she lives and breathes in the digital world, eager to recommend new influencers or strategies for her clients. When she isn’t reading up on the latest industry news, you can find her planning her next getaway or having a dance party with Brianna and her mini goldendoodle, Paddy.

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Tara Wood

Creative Director

A self-proclaimed hostess with the mostess, Tara has fine-tuned her party throwing skills by managing more than 50 events since her start at LPR in 2011. From intimate press previews to blowout launch events, Tara has the magic touch to bring a brand to life and create a memorable experience for her guests. She hates fake flowers, gets excited when pantone announces their color of the year, and prefers the window seat when flying.

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Christie Damato

Account Director

Christie has an extreme love for chit-chatting with just about everyone who crosses her path, which landed her the AIM screenname Socializer03 in grade school and a fabulous job at LPR just a few decades later. Alongside a team of rock stars, her intense work ethic and love for the job has allowed her to successfully manage global campaigns, newsworthy product launches, and exciting media events since she started at LPR in 2012. When 5:00pm rolls around, you’ll find her running around with her hyperactive and not-so-potty trained pup or binge-watching some of the most undesirable TV shows from the 90’s. Anyone else up for tuning into MTV’s “Teen Wolf” or “Are You The One”?

Maria Ryder

Account Supervisor

Growing up, Maria wanted to be a Disney Princess at Disney World (Jasmine, specifically), and not much has changed! Since starting as an intern in 2013, Maria has sprinkled a little bit of magic into her work each day at LPR from making national news headlines to spearheading strategic media and influencer outreach. With a constant eye on pop culture news, she continually brings her clients trendy opportunistic and creative ideas. If you aren’t following @litzkypr on Instagram, now’s the time to start – Maria created and continues to manage the channel, providing an insiders’ look at LPR life. When she isn’t at work, you can find her listening to the Jonas Brothers, shopping, or cooking up a recipe she found on Pinterest.  

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Marisa Papa

Senior Account Executive

With a background in beauty, Marisa has taken the world of kids lifestyle brands by storm. Never without her planner, her favorite part of her profession is the process – bringing a project to life from start to finish. When she’s not at work, she can be found managing her *almost famous pup’s Instagram (shameless plug – @morkie_lexi) or lacing up her tap shoes. 

Catalina Ramirez

Senior Account Executive

An ex-beauty PR guru dedicated to her holy grail skincare routine now works on popular toy and game brands. You can always count on Catalina to bring passion, dedication, and a positivity to every project she’s part of. If she’s not reading up on industry news and trends, you can find her researching where to travel next with her friends or lost in a book from her reading list (her goal is to read 20 books this year!). When she’s not working you can catch her daydreaming of warm weather and her toes in the sand. 

Jenna Schwartz

Account Executive

Jenna began her career at LPR as an intern – immediately impressing everyone with her PR skillset and her fashion sense. When she’s not playing with the latest toys from her clients, she’s discovering new influencers and exploring all the creative avenues social media has to offer. She is always the first to spot a trend, identify a newsworthy media angle, and knows all the latest celebrity gossip. After hours, you can find Jenna shopping the newest trends at Zara or cuddling with her 15-year-old puppy. 

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Polly Hersey

Account Executive

Polly is a passionate media maven with extensive trade knowledge and content creation know-how who joined LPR for the opportunity to sink her teeth into consumer brands. A celebrity gossip connoisseur and “product addict,” Polly has been flipping through magazines since the day she could read. Now, she uses this passion for good by keeping a constant pulse on the news to seize opportunities for clients. A transplant of rural Maine, Polly loves the hustle and bustle of the big city (but she’s still a small-town girl at heart).

Julia Higgins

Junior Account Executive

A lover of all things pop culture, Julia enjoys Keeping Up with the latest trends (and of course, the Kardashians) to craft creative ideas for clients. She believes color-coded sticky notes are the key to success and loves seeing campaigns come to life. If you are looking for Julia on her day off, you’ll probably find her deep in the Marvel Universe, drinking an iced chai latte, or listening to Britney Spears throwbacks.

Jess da Cunha

Junior Account Executive

With a background in tech PR, Jess brings her passion and dedication to the world of lifestyle and entertainment. With a to-do list for every task (big or small!), her favorite part of PR is the creativity – bringing an idea to life in a pitch and having fun with it! After hours, you can find her binging the latest reality tv and keeping up with the all the hottest pop culture news.

Marissa Lambert

Account Coordinator

Passionate about PR, Marissa loves watching an idea go from a scribble on the board to a full-blown, successful campaign. When she’s not working, she’s pursuing her master’s degree in public and organizational relations. Marissa’s free time is spent binge watching some of her favorite shows and movies –Marvel Marathon anyone?!– while snuggling up with her many adorable pets Brody, Dunkin, Jojo, and Oliver!