Your M&C Team


Diane Mulligan, APR

President, Chief Strategist focusing on CBD clients

Diane Mulligan is a force of nature: utterly fearless, totally trustworthy, and nearly unstoppable. If you’ve met Diane, you will not forget her. She’s a combination of a cheerful and indomitable spirit, equally take-charge and collaborative. She doesn’t believe in doing anything halfway. Pro tip: don’t tell her something can’t be done. 


Diane’s a specialist in:

  • Insider Media Relations

  • Emerging CBD oil marketing/PR

  • Outstanding message placement

  • Crisis management & forecasting

  • Integrated public relations

  • Media training & consulting

  • Creative marketing strategies

  • Strategic program development

  • Cause marketing partnerships   

  • Brand development & enhancement   

  • Budget management


Diane’s accreditations, certifications & awards:

Accreditation in Public Relations (APR)

  • ​Asserts professional competence.

  • Communicates professional expertise, plus personal and professional dedication and values.

  • Reflects progressive public relations industry practices and high standards


Diane’s superhuman ability:

Diane is fast on her feet. She eats deadlines for breakfast, tackles potentially sticky situations with aplomb, and makes connections others miss. She’s quite happy to move the stairs for clients, looking for every opportunity to put her clients’ needs front and center.


Newsrooms Diane’s worked in: 

  • KTVK, Phoenix

  • KVBC, Las Vegas

  • KGUN, Tucson

  • KVOA, Tucson

  • KCNC, Denver

  • NBC News, New York

  • KMGH, Denver


Diane’s a:

  • University of Arizona Wildcat


Sarah Beatty, APR

Vice President

Sarah Beatty is a public relations polymath. She jumps into projects with both feet, digging into details and uncovering nuggets of actionable information in mountains of client data. Sarah brings an arsenal of production skills and contacts with her, thanks to more than 20 years of television, video, and audio production experience. She’s met few problems a well-designed template can’t solve. 


Sarah’s a specialist in:

  • Insider Media Relations

  • Crisis management & forecasting

  • Content production 

  • Data & analytics

  • Emerging CBD oil marketing/PR

  • Integrated public relations 

  • Creative strategy 

  • Media training

Sarah’s accreditations, certifications & awards::

Accreditation in Public Relations (APR)

  • ​Asserts professional competence.

  • Communicates professional expertise, plus personal and professional dedication and values.

  • Reflects progressive public relations industry practices and high standards

Fundamentals of Media Relations Certificate - Muck Rack Academy

Sarah’s superhuman ability:

Sarah is a Swiss Army knife of useful skills. She has a way of connecting with clients, deep-diving into details, and coming up with quirky and creative ways to cut through the clutter. Plus, she carries a magical Mary Poppins bag that seems to have *everything* you will ever need.


Newsrooms Sarah’s worked in:

  • KUNM-FM radio

  • KCSU-FM radio

  • KDRV, Medford, OR

  • KGW, Portland, OR

  • KMGH, Denver


Sarah’s a:

  • Colorado State University Ram

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Jordan Sherman

PR Manager

Jordan Sherman joins M&C Communications after eight years as a television meteorologist and traffic reporter. He's worked in Grand Junction, Colorado, Albany, New York, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jordan brings a wealth of broadcast journalism experience, technological know-how, and a can-do attitude to his work at M&C. Jordan is excited to take in summer concerts at Red Rocks and snowboard in Colorado powder in the winter. 

Jordan’s a specialist in:

  • Insider Media Relations

  • Social media strategy (he's Smart Social Secrets-certified!)

  • Content production 

  • Integrated public relations 

Jordan’s superhuman ability:

I can predict the future. Literally. I’m a meteorologist.

Newsrooms Jordan’s worked in:

KREX-TV Grand Junction, CO

WTEN-TV Albany, NY

WGGB-TV Springfield, MA

WNYT-TV Albany, NY

KKTV-TV Colorado Springs, CO

Jordan’s a:

  • Lyndon State College Hornet



Sarah Fairfield

PR Assistant

Sarah Fairfield is M&C’s PR Assistant. She’s masterful at finding detailed contact information that helps M&C stand out with fantastic engagement with clients, colleagues, and partners. 


Sarah’s a specialist in:

  • Complex Scheduling

  • Multi-platform Contact Management 

  • Research Gathering

  • Twitter List Management 

  • Social Media Engagement 


Sarah’s superhuman ability:

Sarah is a masterful meeting manager. She makes sure everyone is in the right place at the right time and knows what the meetings are about, no matter what time zone they’re in or what platform they’re using. 

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Lesley Emerson

Public Relations Director, Ireland

Lesley Emerson specialises in Irish and international clients and has more than  20 years serving clients in Ireland Food, sports and tourism. She organises journalist and travel trade trips to the West of Ireland for Fáilte Ireland, the national tourism development authority. Her experience also includes projects for hotels, activity providers and other tourism-related bodies, conferences and festivals. Lesley writes for many tourism brochures and magazines, a weekly column for a regional newspaper and the Ireland section of the My Travel Lite in-flight magazine. Lesley was also a member of Mayo County Tourism Forum.

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Laura Gallegos, Ph.D.

Public Relations Associate

Dr. Gallegos is the former Communications and Marketing Director for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso where she oversaw media relations, graphic design, marketing, photography, video and all of its social mediums. These communications and marketing efforts supported all areas of the health sciences center – Education, Research and Patient Care. Dr. Gallegos worked to increase patient volume at more than a dozen patient care clinics that made up the network called Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso. She also has experience in donor management, school public relations, and started her career as a television news broadcaster.


Andy Sherman

Creative Director

Andy is the award-winning main creative talent behind Banded Oak’s Hirakata Farms "Worth the Wait" IPA featuring Rocky Ford Crenshaw Melons. For the past 16 years, he has been working with clients including Dr. Pepper/Snapple, Nepali Tea Traders, Wells Fargo, Microsoft Business Solutions, and Western Union.

Examples of his graphic talents include the unique and creative product packaging for the Little Machine Beer Label Series. Sherman recently won a Merit Award in the HOW Design International Design Awards (published in the March ’18 magazine).

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Carole Scott

Art & Design Associate

Carole Scott has more than 25 years of experience in graphic design. Her wide range of projects includes marketing campaigns, editorial design, identity and branding systems, trade shows, annual reports, corporate communications, Web design, and promotional materials.

Carole's client list includes: Quest, Samsonite, Corporate Express, National Stroke Association, Summit County and Copper Mountain, Commerce City, and FIMAC Financial Solutions.