- We have a reputation for producing world class work. We do so by retaining a talented team with a scrupulous work ethic and a hunger for bringing the best to our clients every day. Our team is trained to ‘sweat the small stuff’ so our clients don’t have to. We believe it’s what every partner deserves.
Meet the Team
To say our executive team members are veterans in the PR industry is an understatement. With decades of experience, they fearlessly lead and mentor a team of hands-on professionals with expertise in developing strategic approaches and executing smart tactics that engage the media, shape the views of consumers, and ultimately influence the decision maker. Get to know our family!
Michele LitzkyPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Michele founded LPR in 1988 with just one client, Matchbox Toys. Today, she’s grown the agency to nearly 25 employees with a full client roster, ranging in categories from toys and baby gear to lifestyle brands and social good campaigns. Her family has grown, too. In addition to three nieces, Rachel, Alison and Samantha, her grandchildren, Emma, Jack and Henry are the newest jewels in her crown.
Josslynne WelchExecutive Vice President
Josslynne joined LPR as in intern in 1998 as a junior at NYU, today she is an integral part of the LPR brain trust. Josslynne leads a team of professionals who share her work ethic and attention to detail with clients who trust her judgement and look to her for strategic counsel.
Marissa ConnellyAccount Supervisor
Media relations is not only one of Marissa’s greatest strengths, but one of her favorite parts of the job. With the agency since 2008, Marissa has led the charge on many successful creative campaigns and high profile events. In her dream world, her celebrity parents are Angela Lansbury and Paul Newman.
Kaylie EastonAccount Supervisor
Kaylie joined the LPR family in 2008 and is a driven storyteller who loves the many roles she plays as publicist, which has included everything from strategizing and executing high-profile product launches to fielding Q&A between One Direction and hundreds of screaming fans. Her true pride and joy is Penelope Barbara, her sleepy, surly hedgehog.
Stephanie VermillionAccount Supervisor
Stephanie is an avid writer and enjoys creating engaging content across digital and traditional channels, whether it’s a 100 character tweet or a 1,000 word article. She is also the owner of (in her humble opinion) the cutest puppy on the planet.
Marie BakerDirector of Strategy
Kelsey TarczaninSenior Account Executive
After years of reading Perez Hilton, Kelsey (a pop culture guru) made an appearance on the website herself in a series of paparazzi photos while working a movie premiere in LA. She’s been a dedicated team member since she joined LPR in 2011. Little known fact: Kelsey has seen every season of The Bachelor and runs our ‘Bachelor Fantasy League.’
Christie DamatoAccount Executive
Christie has a knack for planning and executing seamless events, whether it’s a small, intimate blogger gathering or one of the industry’s biggest trade shows of the season. She is a triplet, but looks nothing like her siblings!
Lauren BottazziAccount Executive
Lauren is a creative story-teller and loves finding unique angles to engage her clients’ key audiences. She comes from a big Italian family and is the oldest of eleven cousins.
Alyssa HackmannAccount Executive
Alyssa thrives on the fast-paced, always evolving world of media and pop culture. She’s always thinking ahead of the curve to elevate our clients’ exposure. Eager to travel and see the world, Alyssa has studied abroad in Barcelona, learned to surf in Morocco, and performed on one of the Disney Magic Kingdom stages in Disney World!
Maria SallustioJunior Account Executive
Maria stays atop of the latest social media trends. When she isn’t liking and retweeting posts online, she can be found at the nearest shopping mall or eating macaroni at Sunday dinner with her large Italian family.
Sara McGovernJunior Account Executive
If you need the latest update in pop culture news and celebrity gossip, Sara is the girl to ask. And she’s a super sleuth when it comes to uncovering up and coming influencers. Sara is an amazing baker and wows us with her made-from-scratch treats.
Kelsey WojdylaJunior Account Executive
Kelsey is a perfectionist and will always go the extra mile for her clients. She enjoys traveling and spent a semester abroad in Paris.
Kevin SweeneyJunior Account Executive
Kevin excels at media relations. From outdoor boots and strollers to philanthropic campaigns, he easily knows how to grab the media’s attention. Fun fact: at a previous job, he opened fan mail for celebrities including Tom Cruise, Kesha and even One Direction.
Amanda SicilianoAccount Coordinator
Amanda excels at events but one of her favorite parts of the job is simply playing with our clients products. She loves the holiday season and has always dreamed of starring in a Hallmark Original Christmas movie.
Brenna NicosiaAccount Coordinator
Julia FrazeeAccount Coordinator
DeAnna VariliasJunior Account Executive
Danielle MulhollandAccount Coordinator
Tara DelchopSenior Creative Services Manager
As an LPR intern in 2011, one of Tara’s first tasks was to purchase makeup for a celebrity during an NYC press event. Today, she oversees the creative process for the agency. Tara loves a good adventure, and once went dog sledding in Montreal!
Rosie MigliaraCreative Services Coordinator
Rosie is a recent Monmouth University grad with a passion for creative projects and events. She loves to cook almost as much as she loves to eat, and enjoys hanging out with her family and pug.