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Your M&C Team

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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:

  • 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

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Mitch Jelniker

Vice President

Mitch Jelniker is an enthusiastic communicator and problem solver. He is known for outworking everyone in the room. Mitch brings decades of experience to his clients, including several years as Corporate Relations Manager at Food Bank of the Rockies with 36 years of television reporting and producing experience that earned him 13 regional Emmy awards, induction into the Colorado State University Media Hall of Fame and a Colorado Broadcaster Association Award of Excellence.

Mitch’s A Specialist In:

  • Insider Media Relations

  • Crisis management & forecasting

  • Content production 

  • Emerging CBD oil marketing/PR

  • Integrated public relations 

  • Creative strategy 

  • Media training

Mitch’s Superhuman Ability:

Mitch has a reputation as a go-to guy. He handles situations others find daunting with tenacity, and grace. He is a relationship builder who gets things done.

Newsrooms Mitch’s Worked In:

  • KWTV, Oklahoma City

  • KMGH, Denver

  • Rocky Mountain Public Media

Mitch’s A:

Colorado State University Ram

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Jordan Sherman

PR Director

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

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Jasmine Floyd

PR Manager

Jasmine Floyd is M&C’s PR Manager. She’s passionate about both strategic communication and public speaking. With a keen eye for detail, Jasmine is determined to deliver results while maintaining the reputations of the brands she represents.

Jasmine’s A Specialist In:

  • Insider Media Relations

  • Crisis management & forecasting

  • Research gathering 

  • Content production 

  • Creative strategy

  • Time management 

Jasmine’s Superhuman Ability:

Jasmine is determined to get the latest scoop. She's skilled at making connections and is a real people person.

Newsrooms Jasmine Has Worked:  

  • Covington News Covington, Ga

  • Daily Business Review Miami, FL

  • South Florida Business Journal Miami, FL 

Jasmine’s A:

Savannah State University 

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Jennifer Jordon

Administrative Associate

Jennifer Jordon is a content creator and change catalyst. Having produced 100s of hours of televised content, and managed commercial campaigns, live events, and sponsorship activations; messaging and impact are her priorities. Jennifer has directed national sponsorship integrations while overseeing teams of content producers, driving campaign goals and messaging.

Jennifer’s A Specialist In:

  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills

  • Messaging and Strategy 

  • Proficiency in Avid and Adobe Suites

  • Content creation: conception to delivery 

Jennifer’s Superhuman Ability:

A trifecta of passion, innovation, and creativity - Jennifer has the ability to harmonize and elevate. 

Networks Jennifer’s Worked For:

  • Home and Garden Television 

  • Discovery Channel 

  • Travel Channel 

  • DIY Network 

  • Magnolia 

  • VH1

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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.

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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

Public Relations 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.

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Maya Saenz

Spanish PR Associate

Maya Saenz is an award-winning journalist based in Chicago, IL. As a tenacious journalist, Maya has acquired extensive media and communications experience in a variety of media platforms, including local and national news organizations. As a former news reporter and anchor, Maya has excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills and has a strong passion for fostering relationships in her community.  

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