Our Team

Ashtin Ballard

Clients and agents describe their experience working with Ashtin as “an absolute joy” and “a shining example of collaboration, skill, and relationships.” She has enjoyed working with New York Times bestselling authors such as Susan Cain​, AJ Jacobs, Peter Singer, Max Lugavere, Shane Parrish, and more. The rich diversity of her interests is reflected in the wide variety of authors she has promoted ranging from actor Josh Peck to ​award-winning psychologists Ethan Kross and Becca Levy to Harvard Medical School Professor Robert Waldinger, MD, to world-record-breaking explorer Colin O’Brady, to MacArthur “Genius” grant recipient MT Connolly.She has confirmed coverage in outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, AARP, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Vox, Oprah Daily, and TIME Magazine; booked her clients on top podcasts and radio shows like Armchair Expert, The Tim Ferriss Show, Making Sense with Sam Harris, Ten Percent Happier, Diary of a CEO, The Daily Stoic, The Rich Roll Podcast, NPR’s 1A, KERA’s Think, WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, and KCRW’s Life Examined; and worked with daytime TV shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Tamron Hall Show, and The Drew Barrymore Show.

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Clients and agents describe their experience working with Ashtin as “an absolute joy” and “a shining example of collaboration, skill, and relationships.” She has enjoyed working with New York Times bestselling authors such as Susan Cain​, AJ Jacobs, Peter Singer, Max Lugavere, Shane Parrish, and more. The rich diversity of her interests is reflected in the wide variety of authors she has promoted ranging from actor Josh Peck to ​award-winning psychologists Ethan Kross and Becca Levy to Harvard Medical School Professor Robert Waldinger, MD, to world-record-breaking explorer Colin O’Brady, to MacArthur “Genius” grant recipient MT Connolly.She has confirmed coverage in outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, AARP, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Vox, Oprah Daily, and TIME Magazine; booked her clients on top podcasts and radio shows like Armchair Expert, The Tim Ferriss Show, Making Sense with Sam Harris, Ten Percent Happier, Diary of a CEO, The Daily Stoic, The Rich Roll Podcast, NPR’s 1A, KERA’s Think, WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, and KCRW’s Life Examined; and worked with daytime TV shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Tamron Hall Show, and The Drew Barrymore Show.Prior to joining Fortier, she worked at Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency and Writers House, where she worked closely with authors on all aspects of their books from start to finish. She graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is particularly excited about the intersection of publicity and advocacy and her goal is to bring this enthusiasm to each campaign she works on. In her spare time, she likes to knit oversized sweaters, bake pumpkin bread, read books in Central Park, and hang out with her cats, Meredith and Pippa.

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Lisa Barnes

Lisa is Managing Director at Fortier PR and has over 17 years of PR experience in the publishing industry. She has worked on books by bestselling business authors like Scott Galloway, Marcus Buckingham, Amy Webb, Chris Zook, Martin Lindstrom, Scott Belsky, Vijay Govindarajan, the former CEOs of Best Buy, AIG and BP, former JetBlue Chairman Joel Peterson, and books and research by the Big Three strategy consulting firms.

At Random House for nine years prior to her six years at Fortier PR, she orchestrated New York Times bestselling campaigns for titles including Loving FrankThe Paris Wife and The Passage, among many others. She spent one year at the Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau working with authors including Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson (The Warmth of Other Suns). Prior to joining the publishing industry, she helped launch “The Jane Pauley Show” with NBC-TV and worked in crisis communications.

Lisa holds a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University, where she taught for five years. She earned her B.A. in English and Women’s Studies from Duke University

Norbert Beatty

Clients have called Norbert an  amazing” “magician for his support, insight, connections and skills, as well as his energy, enthusiasm, and tenacity. An award-winning PR professional, Norbert has worked at Fortier PR for 15 years. In 2022 Norbert‘s biggest bestseller, The Power of One More by Ed Mylett, hit the Wall Street Journal bestseller list at #1 and stayed on for 17 weeks.  His other major authors include Stephen Covey, Martin Lindstrom, Carmine Gallo, Harvey Mackay, Chris Brogan, Jerry Colonna, David Meerman Scott, Chester Elton, John Gerzema, John Jantsch, and the CEOs or founders of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Nasdaq, Zappos, Burson-Marsteller, Razorfish, CEB, Hubspot, LRN, Possible (WPP) and Questus, the CMO of Mastercard, the president of Hearst Magazines, as well as university professors at Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, Columbia, and Cornell.

Norbert has secured interviews and features with Good Morning America (ABC), The Today Show (NBC), CBS Mornings, FOX Business, Bloomberg, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, Inc., Wired, Esquire, Oprah Daily, Men’s Health and Psychology Today, among other top outlets.  His recent podcast placements have included School of Greatness (Lewis Howes), Trading Secrets (Jason Tartick), On Purpose (Jay Shetty), The James Altucher Show, and Goal Digger Podcast, to name a few.

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Clients have called Norbert an  amazing” “magician for his support, insight, connections and skills, as well as his energy, enthusiasm, and tenacity. An award-winning PR professional, Norbert has worked at Fortier PR for 15 years.In 2022 Norbert‘s biggest bestseller, The Power of One More by Ed Mylett hit the Wall Street Journal bestseller list at #1 and stayed on for 17 weeks.  His other major authors include Stephen Covey, Martin Lindstrom, Carmine Gallo, Harvey Mackay, Chris Brogan, Jerry Colonna, David Meerman Scott, Chester Elton, John Gerzema, John Jantsch, and the CEOs or founders of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Nasdaq, Zappos, Burson-Marsteller, Razorfish, CEB, Hubspot, LRN, Possible (WPP) and Questus, the CMO of Mastercard, the president of Hearst Magazines, as well as university professors at Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, Columbia, and Cornell.

Norbert has secured interviews and features with Good Morning America (ABC), The Today Show (NBC), CBS Mornings, FOX Business, Bloomberg, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, Fast Company, Inc., Wired, Oprah Daily, and Psychology Today, among other top outlets.  His recent podcast placements have included School of Greatness (Lewis Howes), Trading Secrets (Jason Tartick), On Purpose (Jay Shetty), The James Altucher Show, and Goal Digger Podcast, to name a few.

In a PR career spanning more than three decades, Norbert has managed public relations accounts spanning publishing, marketing, and thought leadership, to healthcare, travel, and economic development. He has served as a senior account manager with such firms as GCI Group, Ruder Finn and MMG Worldwide, and has guided campaigns for such clients as American Express, British Airways, Visa International, the U.S. Department of Treasury (U.S. Mint), Kennedy Space Center, and the Hertz Corporation. He has also counseled such media/communications brands as the Financial Times, building platforms for key columnists via broadcast and print/trade interviews, media events and partnerships.

A graduate of New York University, Norbert has studied journalism, sociology, marketing communications and real estate. He has also completed coursework at NYU’s School of Continuing Education and the American Management Association.

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Adam Benavides

Clients have called Adam “a grounding force for our team” who “taught us so much about what it takes to bring a book into the world” and whose “passion for the book genuinely shines through in every conversation we have.” Adam has worked in public relations and communications for over a decade across both agency and in-house teams, securing coverage in national business and consumer media including Good Morning America, CBS Mornings, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Business Insider, INC, Fast Company, Fortune, Men’s Journal and more.

One of his most high-profile books last year was Beyond Disruption by Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne, authors of the 4-million copy bestseller Blue Ocean Strategy. Another was Stay Sane in an Insane World by Greg Harden, which spent its first four weeks on the weekly New York Times bestseller list and also spent a month on the New York Times monthly business bestseller list, while reaching #1 on Amazon for ALL books after extensive national broadcast and print coverage. The book was also a multi-week USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weekly National Bestseller. 

Other Wall Street Journal bestsellers that Adam has worked on include The Titanium Economy (PublicAffairs) by McKinsey’s Managing Partner of North America, Asutosh Padhi, Leading with Heart by John Baird & Edward Sullivan (Harper Business), Unlock Your Potential by Jeff Lerner (Matt Holt), Culture is the Way by Matt Mayberry (Wiley) and The One Truth by Jon Gordon.

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Clients have called Adam “a grounding force for our team” who “taught us so much about what it takes to bring a book into the world” and whose “passion for the book genuinely shines through in every conversation we have.” Adam has worked in public relations and communications for over a decade across both agency and in-house teams, securing coverage in national business and consumer media including Good Morning America, CBS Mornings, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Business Insider, INC, Fast Company, Fortune, Men’s Journal and more.

One of his most high-profile books last year was Beyond Disruption by Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne, authors of the 4-million copy bestseller Blue Ocean Strategy. Another was Stay Sane in an Insane World by Greg Harden, which spent its first four weeks on the weekly New York Times bestseller list and also spent a month on the New York Times monthly business bestseller list, while reaching #1 on Amazon for ALL books after extensive national broadcast and print coverage. The book was also a multi-week USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Publisher’s Weekly National Bestseller. 

Other Wall Street Journal bestsellers that Adam has worked on include The Titanium Economy (PublicAffairs) by McKinsey’s Managing Partner of North America, Asutosh Padhi, Leading with Heart by John Baird & Edward Sullivan (Harper Business), Unlock Your Potential by Jeff Lerner (Matt Holt), Culture is the Way by Matt Mayberry (Wiley) and The One Truth by Jon Gordon.

Adam has represented books by CEOs (Jim Weber of Brooks Running), business school professors (including #1 meetings expert Steve Rogelberg), former Apple executives (Chris Deaver), and principals at Deloitte And AlixPartners.  

He previously worked at PR agencies including two years doing venture capital PR at the San Francisco agency VSC.

 

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Julianna Billies

Julianna is the publicity and events assistant at Fortier Public Relations. In this role, she leads Fortier’s events booking program, which has arranged events for World Business Forum, Aspen Ideas, SXSW, Fortune Brainstorm, SHRM, Milken Global Conference NASDAQ, FT, Google, PayPal, and more.

Julianna also books podcasts for the firm’s podcast program, which has landed interviews with The Joe Rogan Experience, The Tim Ferriss Show, Something You Should Know, Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert, NPR’s Hidden Brain, School of Greatness, Huberman Lab, Masters of Scale, and countless others. 

Julianna graduated Summa Cum Laude from Susquehanna University with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations. As the Vice President of Public Relations for her Greek Life organization, she ran her organization’s social medias, planned campus-wide events, and oversaw several leadership positions. In her free time, Julianna loves to browse the Spotify podcast selection, go to the beach, and spend quality time with her friends and family.

Mallory Campoli

 

Mallory’s clients have praised her for “exceeding our expectations and setting a new bar.” She has over a decade of experience in book publicity and media relations. Prior to joining Fortier, she was the Senior Publicity Manager at Smith Publicity. With roots in broadcast journalism, Mallory began her career as a TV news producer at NBC and Fox affiliates in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. She has garnered publicity for Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestsellers, as well as other prominent titles in the business, lifestyle, and wellness categories.

With a wide range of clients, Mallory has represented CEOs and executives from companies such as JP Morgan, Intel, IBM, and Microsoft, among others. Her media placements include The Wall Street Journal, NPR’s Marketplace, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, NBC’s TODAY Show, LIVE with Kelly and Ryan, HuffPost, CNN, PBS NewsHour, Bloomberg, The EconomistFast Company, and top podcasts including The Tim Ferriss Show, Armchair Expert, Huberman Lab, Dhru Purohit, and MindBodyGreen. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Meg Cassidy

Meg is Director of Operations at Fortier PR and has been with the company since 2016. She was previously a publicity manager at Simon & Schuster, where she led campaigns for many of the imprint’s lead business, sports, and narrative nonfiction titles, and the associate director of publicity and marketing at Tin House Books. Among the bestselling and noted authors Meg has worked with are Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Howard G. Buffett, Liz Wiseman, Sarah Lewis, Joy Williams, Dominique Ansel, Carla Hall, James Lee Burke, Mark Kriegel, Gary M. Pomerantz, Ruth Wariner,  Philadelphia ’76ers CEO Scott O’Neil, The Grommet co-founder Jules Pieri, MIT neuroscientist Dr. Tara Swart, Stanford d. School’s executive director Sarah Stein Greenberg, and professors at Wharton and INSEAD. 

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Meg is Director of Operations at Fortier PR and has been with the company since 2016. She was previously a publicity manager at Simon & Schuster, where she led campaigns for many of the imprint’s lead business, sports, and narrative nonfiction titles, and the associate director of publicity and marketing at Tin House Books. Among the bestselling and noted authors Meg has worked with are Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, Whole Foods CEO John Mackey, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Howard G. Buffett, Sarah Lewis, Joy Williams, Dominique Ansel, Carla Hall, James Lee Burke, Mark Kriegel, Gary M. Pomerantz, Ruth Wariner,  Philadelphia ’76ers CEO Scott O’Neil, The Grommet co-founder Jules Pieri, MIT neuroscientist Dr. Tara Swart, Stanford d. School’s executive director Sarah Stein Greenberg, and professors at Wharton and INSEAD. 

She managed Fortier’s account for the nonprofit diversity and inclusion think tank, the Center for Talent Innovation (now “Coqual”), founded by economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett and has also worked on books for the Big Three strategy consulting firms. Major media Meg has booked includes: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The TODAY Show, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, The Daily Show, Late Night With Seth Meyers, Rachael Ray, Fresh Air, Science Friday, On Point, and many other National Public Radio shows.

Meg graduated summa cum laude with degrees in English Writing and Women’s Studies from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. A Teach For America alumna, she volunteers with Girls Write Now, a creative-writing mentoring program for high school girls who are talented emerging authors and manages Fortier PR’s robust internship program.

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Camille Chapman


Clients have praised Camille‘s ‘can do’ spirit and organizational expertise. She previously worked at KikiNetwork, a public relations agency for business schools, business authors and startups. Her passion for entrepreneurship led her to work on books by serial entrepreneurs from Gino Wickman to Josh Tolley, but she has also worked on books for such large global organizations as Brunswick and Russell Reynolds Associates. Her first Wall Street Journal bestseller was  Decision Sprint by Atif Rafiq.

Her experience also includes planning and promoting global conferences such as the MaKi Network Business Media Conference for business school communications leaders to network and meet leading business media contacts she has introduced them to at such publications as the Financial Times, Times Higher Education and El Pais.

Camille graduated from Furman University in South Carolina where she majored in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing. She owes her logistics and problem-solving skills to a previous professional background in event coordination and management. She recently ran her first half marathon and has volunteered as a Member and President of the Planning Committee for Relay for Life, the annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. She grew up in a small town in New Hampshire and now lives in New York City.

Elena Christie

Clients have been “blown away” by Elena who they’ve called “incredible,” “fantastic” and “stunning all around” and a “pleasure and a privilege to work with.” She has worked in public relations for 16 years with experience working at both agencies and publishers on bestselling campaigns. At Fortier PR, she’s worked with authors such as former CEO of Medtronic Bill George, former U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, former Nasdaq CEO, Robert Greifeld, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jay Shetty,  Bravo TV star & #1 real estate influencer Ryan Serhant, entrepreneur Jason Tartick, Trend Hunter CEO Jeremy Gutsche, Cisco’s Managing Director of Innovation and bestselling author Alex Goryachev, Delivering Happiness CEO Jenn Lim, Deloitte Chair of the Board Janet Foutty, Simmons University President Lynn Wooten, and on Fortier PR’s accounts with Talent Strategy Group, Cognizant, and top five strategy consulting firms. Her media placements include Good Morning America, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, CNBC TV, FOX, CNN, Bloomberg TV, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Yahoo Finance, People Magazine, New York Post, INC, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Business Insider, and The Ed Mylett Show.

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Clients have been “blown away” by Elena who they’ve called “incredible,” “fantastic” and “stunning all around” and a “pleasure and a privilege to work with.” She has worked in public relations for 16 years with experience working at both agencies and publishers on bestselling campaigns. At Fortier PR, she’s worked with authors such as former CEO of Medtronic Bill George, former U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, former Nasdaq CEO, Robert Greifeld, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jay Shetty,  Bravo TV star & #1 real estate influencer Ryan Serhant, entrepreneur Jason Tartick, Trend Hunter CEO Jeremy Gutsche, Cisco’s Managing Director of Innovation and bestselling author Alex Goryachev, Delivering Happiness CEO Jenn Lim, Deloitte Chair of the Board Janet Foutty, Simmons University President Lynn Wooten, and on Fortier PR’s accounts with Talent Strategy Group, Cognizant, and top five strategy consulting firms. Her media placements include Good Morning America, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, CNBC TV, FOX, CNN, Bloomberg TV, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Yahoo Finance, People Magazine, New York Post, INC, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Business Insider, and The Ed Mylett Show.

Prior to joining Fortier PR, Elena was a marketing manager and senior publicist at McGraw-Hill where she worked on high-profile books such as Steve Forbes’s Money, the bestseller Real Leadership by John Addison, CEO of Primerica and Always in Fashion by Mark Weber, CEO of Donna Karan. Before McGraw-Hill, Elena was a publicist at Wiley where she worked on books and ran social media for Cliffsnotes.com. Prior to publishing, Elena represented major national consumer brands at the agency Bender Hammerling Group. She started her public relations career at Annie Jennings PR booking topline radio for authors.

Elena is a graduate of Rutgers University of New Jersey, where she studied Communications, with a minor in sociology and criminology. She was also a Varsity Tennis player with the Scarlet Knights.

Elena is a graduate of Rutgers University of New Jersey, where she studied Communications, with a minor in sociology and criminology. She was also a Varsity Tennis player with the Scarlet Knights.

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Jess Ciocca

Jess’s clients have called her “a star” and have complimented her for “exceeding expectations” with “quality top-notch results.” She spent almost five years at Penguin Random House working with New York Times bestselling authors such as Karen White, Jen Lancaster, Jenny Lawson and celebrities including Joan Rivers, Jennifer Lopez, Jenny Garth, and more. She had her first #1 New York Times bestseller last season and another New York Times bestseller this season. Her business authors range from the former CEOs of Dunkin’ Donuts and Yum! Brands to Jeff Bezos’ former chief of staff Colin Bryar to Kleiner Perkins chairman and venture capitalist John Doerr, to CNBC correspondent Julia Boorstin to entrepreneurs Mikaila Ulmer and Rana el Kaliouby, to New York Times bestselling author thought leaders like Martin Lindstrom, Ram Charan and top three strategy consulting firms.

 

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Jess’s clients have called her “a star” and have complimented her for “exceeding expectations” with “quality top-notch results.” She spent almost five years at Penguin Random House working with New York Times bestselling authors such as Karen White, Jen Lancaster, Jenny Lawson and celebrities including Joan Rivers, Jennifer Lopez, Jenny Garth, and more. Her business authors range from the former CEOs of Dunkin’ Donuts and Yum! Brands to Jeff Bezos’ former chief of staff Colin Bryar to Kleiner Perkins chairman and venture capitalist John Doerr, to CNBC correspondent Julia Boorstin to entrepreneurs Mikaila Ulmer and Rana el Kaliouby, to New York Times bestselling author thought leaders like Martin Lindstrom and top three strategy consulting firms.

In addition to her publishing experience, she also worked at two of the largest PR agencies in Boston for five years: Racepoint Global and Matter Communications, where she led campaigns for Fortune 500 companies including CVS Pharmacy and HARMAN International. For HARMAN, Jess helped gain exposure for the JBL brand, including at such major events as NBA All-Star, Miami Music Week, and CES.

Her media placements include The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Fast Company, CNBC, Fox Business Network, Business Insider, Forbes, Harper’s Bazaar, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, and Rolling Stone.

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Brooke Craven

Brooke is the Senior Podcast Publicity Manager at Fortier Public Relations. Her campaigns have been called “impressive,” “amazing,” and “a home run from beginning to end.” She has over 6 years of PR experience and has worked on hundreds of podcast PR campaigns. 

She leads the firm’s podcast program, which built its own proprietary database and has booked some of the world’s top ranked podcasts including The Joe Rogan Experience, The Tim Ferriss Show, Brené Brown, Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert, Tony Robbins, The Ezra Klein Show, NPR’s Hidden Brain, Masters of Scale, Lex Fridman, Making Sense with Sam Harris, School of Greatness with Lewis Howes, Freakonomics, Kara Swisher, Goal Digger, Huberman Lab, The Human Upgrade with Dave Asprey, Gary Vee, James Altucher, a16z, HBR Ideacast, The Art of Charm, How I Built This with Guy Raz, Jordan Harbinger, Ed Mylett and hundreds more.

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Brooke is the Senior Podcast Publicity Manager at Fortier Public Relations. Her campaigns have been called “impressive,” “amazing,” and “a home run from beginning to end.” She has over 6 years of PR experience and has worked on hundreds of podcast PR campaigns. 

 

She leads the firm’s podcast program, which built its own proprietary database and has booked some of the world’s top ranked podcasts including The Joe Rogan Experience, The Tim Ferriss Show, Brené Brown, Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert, Tony Robbins, The Ezra Klein Show, NPR’s Hidden Brain, Masters of Scale, Lex Fridman, Making Sense with Sam Harris, School of Greatness with Lewis Howes, Freakonomics, Kara Swisher, Goal Digger, Huberman Lab, The Human Upgrade with Dave Asprey, Gary Vee, James Altucher, a16z, HBR Ideacast, The Art of Charm, How I Built This with Guy Raz, Jordan Harbinger, Ed Mylett and hundreds more.

She has booked her clients on thousands of podcasts in the business, finance, health and self-improvement space and has built relationships with some of the top podcast hosts. Her goal is to help her clients promote themselves and their books through podcast interviews.

In her spare time, Brooke enjoys frequenting the Jersey shore, going anywhere with live music, creating charcuterie boards and of course, listening to podcasts.

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Nick Davies

Nick manages Fortier PR’s 17-year account for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award and has led the campaigns for dozens of books in business, science, politics, narrative nonfiction.  His bestsellers include The Voltage Effect by U. Chicago behavioral economist John List and He/She/They by Schuyler Bailar.

Nick’s clients have called him “committed, responsive and inspiring” and a “generous door-opener with a wide network.” Nick has 15 years of experience in book publicity including several publishers including Basic Books, and most recently, HarperCollins.

A graduate of Georgetown University, his media campaigns have featured placements in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Vogue, The Advocate, Oprah Daily, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, PBS Newshour, and NPR programs such as Fresh Air, On Point, Morning Edition, and many other local & regional shows.

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Nick manages Fortier PR’s 17-year account for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award and has led the campaigns for dozens of books in business, science, politics, narrative nonfiction.  His bestsellers include The Voltage Effect by U. Chicago behavioral economist John List and He/She/They by Schuyler Bailar.

Nick’s clients have called him “committed, responsive and inspiring” and a “generous door-opener with a wide network.” Nick has 15 years of experience in book publicity including several publishers including Basic Books, and most recently, HarperCollins.

A graduate of Georgetown University, his media campaigns have featured placements in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Vogue, The Advocate, Oprah Daily, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, PBS Newshour, and NPR programs such as Fresh Air, On Point, Morning Edition, and many other local & regional shows.

Nick has worked with authors including Pulitzer Prize winner N. Scott Momaday, podcaster and entrepreneur James Altucher, bestselling author & workplace expert Lindsey Pollak, bestselling business authors Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick, CEO advisor Ram Charan, U. Chicago behavioral economist John List, the former CEOs of Texas Roadhouse and Sonic restaurant companies, Tom Alberg, investor and founder of Madrona Venture Group, UCLA professor Richard Rumelt, and Oxford Professor, New York Times bestselling author Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, journalists Kim Wehle (CBS) and Laura Wides-Munoz (LA Times), leadership expert Barbara Kellerman, food historian & James Beard Award winner Michael Twitty, comedian Josh Gondelman, Rush frontman Geddy Lee, impact investment experts Michael O’Leary and Warren Valdmanis.

He also done client work at Fortier PR with top 3 strategy consulting firms, as well as iRelaunch,  Bookshop.org and the Kansas Leadership Center.

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Melinda Edwards

Melinda is Fortier PR’s Executive Assistant with over three decades of experience providing support at the highest levels of corporate leadership.  Her passion is to keep things organized and running smoothly. She joined The Home Depot in 1986, where she held roles of increasing responsibility from 1986 to 2021, eventually working with HD Supply’s CEO and Chairman as the director of Administrative services. By coincidence, the cofounder & former CEO of The Home Depot is a Fortier PR client. Melinda is the proud mother of two sons.

Mark Fortier

Mark is the founder and president of Fortier Public Relations, LLC. His 30-years of publicizing hundreds of successful books earned him the​ ​2019 Porchlight Jack Covert Award for Contribution to the Business Book Industry​. He is the sixth recipient (and first publicist) following previous winners like Tom Peters and Seth Godin.

Before founding Fortier Public Relations, LLC in January 2007, Mark worked at book publicity firm Goldberg McDuffie Communications for almost nine years, rising from assistant director of publicity to director of publicity to vice president to partner (the first and only employee there to earn this title). There he worked with literary authors including Philip Roth and Henry Louis Gates, public officials like Robert Rubin, the CEOs of Citigroup and AT&T and organizations ranging from The Library of America to the National Endowment for the Arts. Books he worked on ranged from the global bestseller The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho to the Hamilton biography by Ron Chernow, which was adapted for the surprise Broadway hit musical. The first two business books he worked on are now classics: The Innovator’s Solution by Clayton Christensen and Blue Ocean Strategy , which has now sold over four million copies.

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Mark is the founder and president of Fortier Public Relations, LLC. His 30-years of publicizing hundreds of successful books earned him the​ ​2019 Porchlight Jack Covert Award for Contribution to the Business Book Industry​. He is the sixth recipient (and first publicist) following previous winners like Tom Peters and Seth Godin.

Before founding Fortier Public Relations, LLC in January 2007, Mark worked at book publicity firm Goldberg McDuffie Communications for almost nine years, rising from assistant director of publicity to director of publicity to vice president to partner (the first and only employee there to earn this title). There he worked with literary authors including Philip Roth and Henry Louis Gates, public officials like Robert Rubin, the CEOs of Citigroup and AT&T and organizations ranging from The Library of America to the National Endowment for the Arts. Books he worked on ranged from the global bestseller The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho to the Hamilton biography by Ron Chernow, which was adapted for the surprise Broadway hit musical. The first two business books he worked on are now classics: The Innovator’s Solution by Clayton Christensen and Blue Ocean Strategy , which has now sold over four million copies.

His media placements include NPR Fresh Air & Morning Edition, Today, Good Morning America, CBS, Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the covers of Time, Newsweek, Fortune and The New York Times Book Review , the Tim Ferriss podcast, the oped page and Saturday Essay of The Wall Street Journal and the front page of The New York Times.

He is far more proud of the accomplishments of his growing team at Fortier PR, where he enjoys applying the management lessons he’s learned from the best leaders and business school professors who are our clients.

Previously Mark held positions at Penguin U.S.A. and Columbia University Press.

Mark is a graduate of Wesleyan University, and has studied at New York University and the University of London. His work has been recognized by Newsday, The New York Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Publishers Weekly, Book Publishing Report, and PRWeek. He has written about book publicity for numerous trade publications, and has lectured on book publicity at the Public Relations Society of America national convention, the Association of American University Presses, the New York Advertising and Communications Network and Thinkers50. An interview with Mark is included as a chapter in several books including Publicize Your Book, What No One Ever Tells You About Blogging and Podcasting and How to Write a Business Book That Matters.

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Allyssa Fortunato

Allyssa’s New York Times bestselling author clients have called her “an author’s secret weapon,” “the absolute best person I have ever, ever, ever worked with in any form” who is “equal parts brilliant, savvy, creative and kind” and they’ve called their partnership with her “the happiest collaboration of my career.” Allyssa has more than a decade of publicity experience in the publishing industry. She previously worked at HarperCollins and Penguin Random House, publicizing health, wellness, business, and lifestyle titles.

She has enjoyed collaborating with New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Robert Waldinger, Susan Cain, Ray Kurzweil, Steven Kotler, Tim Grover, Will Cole, Colin O’Brady, Max Lugavere, Dr. Lisa Mosconi, and more.

Authors praise Allyssa’s commitment and enthusiasm, which has resulted in bookings for The Today ShowGood Morning AmericaGMA3, ​PBS’ Brief But Spectacular, CBS Sunday MorningThe Tamron Hall Show, ​The Drew Barrymore Show, NPR’s Fresh AirAll Things Considered, the TED Radio Hour, and more. She regularly obtains feature coverage in outlets such as The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe AtlanticThe Washington Post, the New York PostTIME, Forbes, Parade, and People Magazine. She has also booked high-profile interviews on many leading podcasts including The Joe Rogan ExperienceArmchair Expert with Dax ShepardHidden Brain, NPR’s Life Kit, On Purpose with Jay ShettyMaking Sense with Sam HarrisSchool of Greatness, The Rachel Hollis PodcastTen Percent Happier, Diary of a CEO, and WTF with Marc Maron.

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Allyssa’s New York Times bestselling author clients have called her “an author’s secret weapon,” “the absolute best person I have ever, ever, ever worked with in any form” who is “equal parts brilliant, savvy, creative and kind” and they’ve called their partnership with her “the happiest collaboration of my career.” Allyssa has more than a decade of publicity experience in the publishing industry. She previously worked at HarperCollins and Penguin Random House, publicizing health, wellness, business, and lifestyle titles.

She has enjoyed collaborating with New York Times bestselling authors Dr. Robert Waldinger, Susan Cain, Steven Kotler, Tim Grover, Will Cole, Colin O’Brady, Max Lugavere, Dr. Lisa Mosconi, and more.

Authors praise Allyssa’s commitment and enthusiasm, which has resulted in bookings for The Today ShowGood Morning AmericaGMA3, ​PBS’ Brief But Spectacular, CBS Sunday MorningThe Tamron Hall Show, ​The Drew Barrymore Show, NPR’s Fresh AirAll Things Considered, the TED Radio Hour, and more. She regularly obtains feature coverage in outlets such as The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe AtlanticThe Washington Post, the New York PostTIME, Forbes, Parade, and People Magazine. She has also booked high-profile interviews on many leading podcasts including The Joe Rogan ExperienceArmchair Expert with Dax ShepardHidden Brain, NPR’s Life Kit, On Purpose with Jay ShettyMaking Sense with Sam HarrisSchool of Greatness, The Rachel Hollis PodcastTen Percent Happier, Diary of a CEO, and WTF with Marc Maron.

Throughout her career, she’s championed books by a wide variety of authors from actor Josh Peck and comedian Richard Lewis to neuroscientist Dr. Amishi Jha and award-winning professor Dr. Ethan Kross. She has also worked with New York Times editor and Reese’s Book Club bestseller KJ Dell’Antonia, esteemed Harvard career adviser Gorick Ng, ​and renowned therapist John Kim. She particularly loves to work on titles with a strong psychological foundation.

Allyssa graduated with honors from NYU and Sarah Lawrence College, attaining an MFA in Creative Writing. She uses her strong communication and strategic thinking skills to navigate the ever-changing media landscape and effectively propel the success of her authors.

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Carah Gedeon

Carah is a publicity assistant at Fortier Public Relations. Before joining Fortier, she worked as an intern at Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency where she evaluated manuscripts and drafted press releases to communicate with international co-agents and scouts. Additionally, she worked at Penguin Random House as a contracted photographer, implementing strategies and liaising with the marketing and advertising teams to create beautiful and eye-catching images for their social media.

Carah graduated from Florida State University with her bachelor’s in English with a concentration in editing, writing, and media, as well as a minor in communications. She also completed the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University and received a publishing certificate. While at Florida State, she volunteered at multiple literary journals and magazines on campus as an editorial assistant, writer, and photographer. She also is a published writer in Loomings Magazine and evolve. Magazine.

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Carah is a publicity assistant at Fortier Public Relations. Before joining Fortier, she worked as an intern at Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency where she evaluated manuscripts and drafted press releases to communicate with international co-agents and scouts. Additionally, she worked at Penguin Random House as a contracted photographer, implementing strategies and liaising with the marketing and advertising teams to create beautiful and eye-catching images for their social media.

Carah graduated from Florida State University with her bachelor’s in English with a concentration in editing, writing, and media, as well as a minor in communications. She also completed the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University and received a publishing certificate. While at Florida State, she volunteered at multiple literary journals and magazines on campus as an editorial assistant, writer, and photographer. She also is a published writer in Loomings Magazine and evolve. Magazine.

Carah is also a freelance photographer focusing on weddings and portraits. Her creative eye has led her work to be published in magazines such as Strike, as well as the Unscripted App, a tool for photographers to learn how to pose their clients. In her free time, she enjoys having picnics with her friends in Central Park, writing poetry, playing guitar, and playing with her two goldendoodles, Lily and Ruby.

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Addie Gilligan

Clients have called Addie a “super-impressive” “rockstar.” Her standout results come from a deep passion to uncover the essential story that defines every client.  A book lover since childhood and a proud generalist, Addie has worked on a wide range of titles ranging from the New York Times bestseller Supercommunicators by Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Charles Duhigg to Design for a Radically Changing World by the Co-CEOs of Gensler, the world’s largest architecture and design firm. Her clients have spanned psychologists, CEOs, social justice activists and more.

Addie has secured coverage in outlets such as The Atlantic, Oprah Daily, The Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fast Company, INC., Fortune Well, Bloomberg and many more.  She has helped to book top ranked podcasts including  A Bit of Optimism with Simon Sinek, The Daily Stoic with Ryan Holiday, The Art of Charm, and Life is Short with Justin Long.

Addie graduated with honors from the University of Virginia with her bachelor’s in English Literature. At UVA she edited for various publications and served as a campaign manager for the school chapter of Planned Parenthood. She also attended NYU’s Publishing Institute, graduating with a publishing certificate.

Naja Innis

Naja is the New Business Manager at Fortier Public Relations. With more than six years of experience in PR, sales, customer service and administration, she has proven skills in written and verbal interpersonal communication, problem-solving, and research and analysis.  Prior to joining Fortier, Naja was the Executive Assistant to the founders of the Global Luxury PR Agency, BPCM. It was there that she developed an interest in public relations.After graduating from Marist College with a degree in English, Naja developed her skills in media curation, long-form writing, and social media content creation. In her free time, Naja has a passion for the arts and pop culture, as well as photography and blogging. When she’s not working, she’s re-learning the art of crocheting or watching movies with her cat, Toby.

Tatiana Johnson

Tatiana is a publicity assistant at Fortier Public Relations. Prior to joining Fortier, Tatiana worked as a lead teacher at a charter school in the Bronx. There, she played a pivotal role in developing strategic instructional materials, building relationships with families in the local community, and fostering student growth. Before that, Tatiana was a program coordinator at the Civic House, where she managed social media and marketing campaigns. Additionally, she acted as a liaison between community partners, team members, and students.

Tatiana graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with her bachelor’s in History and minors in Sociology and Africana Studies. There she used her experience in humanities to engage with a comprehensive variety of books and sharpen her intellectual curiosity. Tatiana is an avid reader and is passionate about the tremendous capacity books have to transform lives. In her free time, Tatiana enjoys photography and gardening.

Viktoriya Kucherak

Viktoriya has worked on book campaigns on topics across international business and politics, AI and technology, design, and business leadership. She has worked on campaigns for Adrift: America in 100 Charts by Scott Galloway (which hit the New York Times bestseller list), The Equality Machine: by Orly Lobel, a Professor of Law at USD (which was included in The Economist’s “Best Books of 2022” List), Mao and Markets: The Communist Roots of Chinese Enterprise by Christopher Marquis and Kunyuan Qiao, Investing in the Era of Climate Change by Bruce Usher, a professor at Columbia Business School, and The Human Side of Innovation by Mauro Porcini, the Chief Design Officer of PepsiCo. Viktoriya has helped secure coverage in a number of outlets including Inc. Magazine and Forbes.

Prior to joining Fortier, Viktoriya was an editorial intern for W.W. Norton’s Political Science team. She graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Political Science, concentrating in Eastern European area and language studies, with a minor in English literature. She is also a former library worker and a fiercely loyal, though often clueless, Philadelphia sports fan.

Chandler Kuck

Clients have told Chandler that they are “beyond happy with the quality and commitment shown through your work every single day” and “Some people are merely good at their jobs but you go far above and beyond this.” She has over a decade of public relations experience. Her previous clients span business, technology, leadership, celebrity, psychology, design, finance, wellness and more. At Fortier PR, she’s worked with authors such as United Airlines’ former CEO Oscar Munoz, University of California’s Professor Dr. Gloria Mark, PepsiCo’s SVP & Chief Design Officer Mauro Porcini and former COO Grace Puma, the former President of Nike’s consumer-direct division Christiana Smith Shi, Yale University’s Professor Dr. Samuel Wilkinson, Google’s Executive Productivity Advisor Laura Martin and others.

Her media placements include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, The Economist, TIME Magazine, Fast Company, Fortune, Newsweek, New York Post, USA Today, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, NPR, CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business, among many more. She’s also booked high profile interviews on top ranked podcasts including Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris, Masters of Scale, The Ezra Klein Show, Hidden Brain, HBR IdeaCast, Pivot with Scott Galloway and Kara Swisher, Art of Charm, Something You Should Know, among others.

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Clients have told Chandler that they are “beyond happy with the quality and commitment shown through your work every single day” and “Some people are merely good at their jobs but you go far above and beyond this.” She has over a decade of public relations experience. Her previous clients span business, technology, leadership, celebrity, psychology, design, finance, wellness and more. At Fortier PR, she’s worked with authors such as United Airlines’ former CEO Oscar Munoz, University of California’s Professor Dr. Gloria Mark, PepsiCo’s SVP & Chief Design Officer Mauro Porcini and former COO Grace Puma, the former President of Nike’s consumer-direct division Christiana Smith Shi, Yale University’s Professor Dr. Samuel Wilkinson, Google’s Executive Productivity Advisor Laura Martin and others.

Her media placements include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, The Economist, TIME Magazine, Fast Company, Fortune, Newsweek, New York Post, USA Today, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, NPR, CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business, among many more. She’s also booked high profile interviews on top ranked podcasts including Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris, Masters of Scale, The Ezra Klein Show, Hidden Brain, HBR IdeaCast, Pivot with Scott Galloway and Kara Swisher, Art of Charm, Something You Should Know, among others.

Prior to joining Fortier, she held positions at several PR agencies including A24 Films, Slate PR, and Wolf Kasteler Public Relations, as well as financial public relations positions at the top five accounting firm BDO USA and at Gregory FCA PR. She has spearheaded multiple award-winning PR campaigns for top tier clients and has worked on publicity accounts for Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Ryan Murphy, Elle Fanning, Tom Ford, Neil Patrick Harris, Samuel L. Jackson and Viola Davis, and has assisted with the publicity campaign for the film Moonlight, which went on to win 161 awards including the Oscar for “Best Picture” at the Academy Awards. She has extensive experience providing high-profile clients with personal brand development, media training, social media engagement, and profile building.

She’s a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, which awarded her best professional writing in their annual Writing Program Competition. She prides herself on her relentless drive for results, her story-driven writing skills and the strategic thinking she puts into shaping every campaign.

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Jenny Lee

Jenny’s clients have commended her for delivering “far more than any of us expected” and for her “A-team partnership.” She began her career at Workman Publishing and went on to hold positions with Oxford University Press, Penguin Random House, and Basic Books prior to joining the team at Fortier. She is experienced in publicizing titles across the nonfiction space, including politics, science, technology, business, history, feminism, and lifestyle.

She recently had the pleasure of partnering with Will MacAskill to launch his New York Times bestseller What We Owe the Future. Other notable authors that she has worked with include infectious disease expert Adam Kucharski (The Rules of Contagion), neuroscientist Jeff Hawkins (A Thousand Brains, selected as one of Bill Gates’s Five Favorite Books of 2021), entrepreneurs David Kidder and Christina Wallace (New to Big), acclaimed journalist Ellen Ruppel Shell (The Job), natural history writer Jon Dunn (The Glitter in the Green), journalist and scholar Virginia Postrel (The Fabric of Civilization), and activist Sister Joan Chittister (The Time is Now). She has booked interviews with CBS This Morning, NPR’s Morning Edition, On Point, Here & Now, and Science Friday. Her campaigns frequently garner prominent attention from outlets like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New YorkerThe Atlantic, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Wired, and many more.

She graduated from the University of California San Diego with degrees in World Literature and Italian Studies.

Ashley Mason

Ashley is one of our experts on emerging technology. Her clients include authors who are leading experts in AI, VR and extended reality and she manages Fortier PR’s account with the Algorithmic Justice League, led by MIT researcher Dr. Joy Buolamwini, author of the USA Today bestseller Unmasking AI.

Prior to joining Fortier Public Relations, Ashley worked at such leading PR agencies as ASTRSK PR, Merritt Group and FINN Partners where she secured placements with such outlets as Bloomberg, Axios, Forbes, VentureBeat and others.

As a self-proclaimed “book nerd,” Ashley’s curiosity drives her passion for continued learning. In addition to being an avid reader, Ashley can usually be found in her kitchen experimenting with new recipes or trying different cuisines around NYC. Ashley graduated cum laude from The City College of New York with a Bachelor of Arts in communications with a specialization in advertising and public relations.

Rachel Meier

A senior member of Fortier PR’s leadership team, Rachel’s mission is to scale excellence across our company. From systems to performance to culture, she assures that everything at Fortier PR is operating like a well-oiled machine.

Rachel has extensive experience leading operational excellence at traditional and non-traditional media companies of all different shapes and sizes. She was the publishing director for Crown Publishers (a division of Penguin Random House), where she oversaw operations, strategic improvement initiatives, and publishing process for six publishing lines, producing more than 200 new titles a year. She was hired by renowned venture capitalist Brad Feld to launch a publishing imprint for Techstars, the world’s largest network of startups, in partnership with Wiley. Rachel was recruited by the inaugural team at Penguin Random House that integrated metadata into online sales & business strategy. And she has led startups that have disrupted publishing by combining AI, messaging, & design to help bestselling authors and experts like Eric Ries, Susan Cain, Rob Lieber, Gretchen Rubin and Mark Bittman to scale their reach, engagement, and revenue potential.

Rachel has spent her 15+ year career in publishing devoted to helping great ideas and compelling stories find their place in the world. She is a ceaseless champion of books, authors, and the people who support them.

Ariane Moore

Ari is a Senior Podcast Publicist at Fortier PR with over a decade of experience in book publicity, specializing in broadcast and podcast publicity. Prior to joining Fortier, she helped lead the Satellite Media tour department at Penguin Random House.  Award-winning bestselling authors she has arranged podcasts, TV and/or NPR for include Daniel H. Pink, Annie Duke, General Stanley McChrystal, Ken Langone, Admiral James Stavridis, Jen Sincero, John Grisham, Robert Greene, Michael Pollan, Elizabeth Gilbert, David Nasaw, Steven Pinker,  David Epstein, Phoebe Robinson, John McWhorter, Sean M. Carroll, Emily Oster, Katherine May, Jennifer Ackerman and many more.

She has secured media coverage for her authors on NPR, MarketplaceBloomberg Radio, Dave RamseyPeople Magazine, The Megyn Kelly ShowThe School of Greatness with Lewis Howes, NPR Hidden Brain, The Jordan Harbinger ShowThe Ed Mylett ShowSomething You Should Know and more.

In addition to her publicity experience, she spent many years working in audio and video production, including as Studio Manager at Media 3 LTD., a boutique TV studio in Midtown Manhattan, where she worked with CNBC, MSNBC, PBS News Hour, and ESPN, to produce talking head segments for CEOs, heads of state, sports stars, and celebrities. Ari graduated from Emerson College with a B.A. in Visual & Media Arts with a concentration in audio/radio. She currently lives in the Boston area.

Rob Nissen

Rob has a decades long career working in business book publicity. Clients have called have praised his “wealth of experience” and “excellent work” that “exceeded expectations” while being a “pleasure to work with.”

In addition to Fortier PR, he has previously worked for several major publishers including Times Books/Random House, Simon & Schuster, The Free Press, and John Wiley & Sons as well as independently.  He served as the head of business book publicity and lead business book publicist for the Business Plus imprint of Grand Central Publishing.

Rob works in all areas of book and author publicity including all online promotion and with a wide range of print, radio, and television media. He has developed and worked on publicity campaigns for several New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek bestselling books. Authors he has worked on include former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, Citigroup founder & former CEO Sandy Weill, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, #1 bestselling leadership author John Maxell and Vanguard founder John C. Bogle.

His media hits include The Today Show, NPR Morning Edition, 60 Minutes, CNN, Fox, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Bloomberg, Fast Company, AP and more.

Saintphanie Porcenat

Saintphanie has worked on a variety of book campaigns from the New York Times Bestseller Your Brain on Art by Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross to the Wall Street Journal bestsellers Burn the Boats by former Shark Tank shark Matt Higgins and Scaling People by former Stripe COO Claire Hughes Johnson.

Saint has secured media coverage at Success Magazine, New York Post, Psychology Today, Daily Mail, Mental Illness Happy Hour podcast, Authority Magazine and Publishers Weekly.

Prior to joining Fortier, Saint worked as an editorial intern at HarperCollins where she helped facilitate the publishing process from story pitch to final copy. She has a background in Social Media Marketing and Community Engagement and loves to bring those skills to the campaigns she works on. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media and English from the University of Michigan.

Outside of work, she enjoys reading, long walks with her goldendoodle, Hemsworth, and playing piano.

Lindsay Prevette

Called by her authors “a star who surpassed expectations” and “at the top of her game,” Lindsay has over 18 years of experience in the publishing industry and was most recently executive director of publicity for Viking Penguin. She led publicity strategy for their six imprints including Penguin Life and Maria Shriver’s The Open Field.

Her campaigns have hit the New York Times bestseller list for authors including Adam Grant, Elizabeth Gilbert, Nathaniel Philbrick, Jen Sincero, David Byrne, Rosanne Cash, Sir Ken Robinson, Ken Follett, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Charan Ranganath, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, John M. Barry, and Pulitzer Prize winner Geraldine Brooks.

Lindsay has booked coverage for her authors with 60 Minutes, CBS Sunday Morning, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Mornings, NPR’s All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Fresh Air, Wall Street Journal, New York Times and the Washington Post. She has secured many national book club selections including Oprah’s Book Club and The Life You Want Class, Read with Jenna, Good Morning America, Reese’s Book Club, Self’s Well-Read Book Club and more. Her recent podcast placements include We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle, Oprah’s Super Soul, On Purpose with Jay Shetty, The Ezra Klein Show, Pod Save America, the Daily Stoic with Ryan Holiday, The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes, NPR’s Life Kit, and Goop.

Lindsay graduated with honors from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Studies in Women and Gender.

Rebecca Proulx

Clients have praised Rebecca’s “tireless work, obvious talents, wonderful skills and energy” and called her “the perfect partner.” She has worked with CEOs and top executives from companies including Deloitte, Cisco and Netflix, and with professors from Stanford and leading medical experts. She has worked on bestselling campaigns including CEO Brad Deutser’s Belonging Rules and with authors ranging from CEO Jim Cullen and globally recognized DEI and women’s leadership expert Sally Helgesen to former Netflix executive Dr. Michelle P. King, mother of holistic medicine Dr. Gladys McGarey, and Stanford professor Myra Strober. She has secured media placements with The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Financial Times, Strategy + Business, Business Insider, NPR Marketplace, BBC Business, CNBC, Bloomberg, Yahoo Finance, AARP, Forbes, INC, Fast Company, Good Housekeeping, Cheddar TV, and top 100 podcasts including “Armchair Expert,” Carey Nieuwholf Leadership Podcast,” “Chopra Well,” “Kwik Brain,” and “We Study Billionaires.”

Prior to joining the Fortier Team, she was an assistant editor at BookTrib where she handled a variety of editorial, marketing, and publicity responsibilities. She also gained hands-on publishing experience from interning at Grove Atlantic and CAA, the Creative Artists Agency. She holds an M.S. in Publishing: Digital and Print Media from New York University and a B.A. in English Literature and Global Communications from Roger Williams University.

Emily Provost

Clients have called Emily “a dream” and thank her for her “professionalism, creativity and informed, solid counsel.” Emily has led Fortier PR’s account for the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy research group which includes such thought leaders as Sinan Aral and Andrew McAfee.  She has also worked on book campaigns for former Snowflake CEO Bob Muglia, a16z crypto founder Chris Dixon, Algorithmic Justice League founder Dr. Joy Buolamwini, Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever, Beena Ammanath, Executive Director of the Global Deloitte AI institute, Nitin Mittal, Deloitte’s U.S. Artificial Intelligence Strategic Growth Offering Global Consulting Leader and Global Analytics Leader, and Babson professor Tom Davenport among others. Her recent work culminated with last year’s New York Times bestseller What We Owe the Future by Will MacAskill, whose high visibility campaign was called by Fast Company “the envy of any product launch.” She has secured media placements in outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Washington Post, Associated Press, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Forbes, INC., Business Insider and others as well as notable podcasts such as Pivot with Kara Swisher & Scott Galloway, The GaryVee Audio Experience, Hard Fork, and more.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Publishing Studies from Hofstra University with minors in both marketing and journalism.

Malisa Ray

Malisa is a publicity assistant at Fortier Public Relations. Prior to joining Fortier, she worked as the marketing assistant and copywriter for a marketing agency and podcast, spanning topics across business strategy, social media, mental health, physical wellness, lifestyle, and more.

After graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in Human Resources and Business Administration, she pursued her passion for creativity and content creation through various online platforms and social communities. Her writing skills led to her being selected as a recipient of the WriteHive Writer Award and for the Wattpad Bootcamp Mentorship Program.

In her free time, Malisa loves spending time with her family and friends, making music, writing novels, and watching mystery-thriller and romance shows. She also enjoys playing with Ace, her joyful, curly-haired Maltese poodle. As an avid reader and storyteller, she loves working to empower new voices and share untold stories.

Margaret Rogalski

Clients have called Margaret an “above and beyond” publicist whose work generates reactions like “Amazing,” You’re killing it,” and “Holy Wow!” She has almost 15 years of public relations and book publishing experience. Prior to joining Fortier PR, she held publicity positions at agencies including Smith Publicity and Hilsinger-Mendelson, publishers, and global companies. Her previous clients span business, health, and lifestyle and include New York Times bestselling authors Charles Duhigg, Jim Loehr, Nigella Lawson, Google VP Ivy Ross, Yotam Ottolenghi, Amy Robach, Bianca Bosker, Dr. Kellyann Petrucci and Vern Yip; current and former CEOs like Ginni Rometty of IBM and CEO of Panera Bread Ron Shaich, consultants at Accenture; psychologists at Columbia and NYU, and academics across most fields. Among her #1 New York Times bestsellers is Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin. Her frequent media placements include CBS Mornings, NPR, The TODAY show, Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal (6 times so far this year), New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, MSNBC Morning Joe, CNN, Bloomberg, Harvard Business Review, The Economist, and many more.

Taylor Schott

Taylor is a Publicity Assistant at Fortier Public Relations. Before joining as a full-time employee, Taylor interned with Fortier and for the NYC-based literary agency Aevitas Creative Management, where she evaluated manuscripts, wrote reader’s reports, and pitched new book proposals, several of which were accepted for acquisition by agents.

Taylor graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a minor in Creative Writing. While at Michigan, Taylor was the Art and Design Chair for the campus literary journal, Writer to Writer, and served as Columnist, Deputy Editor, and then Managing Editor, for the Michigan Daily’s Statement Magazine, a weekly insert featuring investigative and narrative non-fiction.

She is passionate about stories that have the power to transport a reader, tackle complex questions about humanity, and which subtly weave expertise with open-mindedness. When she’s not reading, Taylor can usually be found battling the New York Times crossword puzzles, writing short stories, or finding new ways to entertain her six-toed cat, Lilou.

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Paul Sliker

Paul’s New York Times bestselling campaigns have been praised as “unbelievably inventive and well-organizedso very well done,” and his clients have told him “I can’t imagine a better launch for this book.” He has spent over a decade representing major authors of serious nonfiction, and has worked on New York Times bestsellers by Yuval Noah Harari, Scott Galloway, Greg McKeown and New Yorker magazine staff writer Sheelah Kolhatkar. Some of the leading economists have turned to Paul for their books including Jeffrey Sachs, Keyu Jin, Dambisa Moyo, and Henry Kaufman. Business leaders too ranging from CEOs like Paul Polman (Unilever) to Silicon Valley VC and serial entrepreneur Elad Gil, to NYU Stern School Dean Emeritus Peter Blair Henry.  As Vice President & Director at Finn Partners for three years prior to joining Fortier PR, he spearheaded campaigns for several national bestseller campaigns and worked with authors such as Techstars CEO, Maelle Gavet, Facebook “Like” button co-creator, Justin Rosenstein; former Bloomberg BusinessWeek China Bureau Chief, Dexter Tiff Roberts; leading Modern Monetary Theory economist, Pavlina R. Tcherneva; and the well-known journalist and political commentator, Tony Schwartz.

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Paul’s New York Times bestselling campaigns have been praised as “unbelievably inventive and well-organizedso very well done,” and his clients have told him “I can’t imagine a better launch for this book.” He has 14 years of book publicity experience representing major authors of serious nonfiction, and has worked on New York Times bestsellers by Yuval Noah Harari, Scott Galloway, Greg McKeown and New Yorker magazine staff writer Sheelah Kolhatkar. Some of the leading economists have turned to Paul for their books including Jeffrey Sachs, Keyu Jin, Dambisa Moyo, and Henry Kaufman. Business leaders too ranging from CEOs like Paul Polman (Unilever) to Silicon Valley VC and serial entrepreneur Elad Gil, to NYU Stern School Dean Emeritus Peter Blair Henry.  As Vice President & Director at Finn Partners for three years prior to joining Fortier PR, he spearheaded campaigns for several national bestseller campaigns and worked with authors such as Techstars CEO, Maelle Gavet, Facebook “Like” button co-creator, Justin Rosenstein; former Bloomberg BusinessWeek China Bureau Chief, Dexter Tiff Roberts; leading Modern Monetary Theory economist, Pavlina R. Tcherneva; and the well-known journalist and political commentator, Tony Schwartz.

For six years at DEY, prior to joining Finn Partners, Paul publicized authors and advised several leading companies and institutions, including the United Nations, The Earth Institute, Sustainable Development Goals USA, The Rockefeller Foundation, and ReD Associates.

Paul regularly works with and places clients in top media outlets such as The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal and WSJ Weekend ReviewThe Financial TimesThe EconomistThe Washington Post, The Associated PressThe GuardianWIREDMIT Technology ReviewHarvard Business ReviewCNBCMSNBCCNNPBS NewsHourAPM: Marketplace and NPR’s Morning EditionAll Things Considered and Planet Money and The Joe Rogan Experience.

His interests include economics, business, public policy, international affairs, and technology.

He has a BA in English from Purdue University, where he served as the inaugural editor of JPUR, the university’s peer-reviewed undergraduate research journal published annually by Purdue University Press. Outside of Fortier PR, he’s an avid reader, writer, and commentator on macroeconomics, and co-hosted a podcast. He resides in Brooklyn, NY.

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Barbara Teszler

Barbara‘s clients have called her a “dream publicist” and “a wise,  tenacious, cheerleading, battlefield tested general.” Barbara has 14 years of experience working on New York Times best sellers and other breakout clients.

Her New York Times bestsellers for 2023 were Built to Move by Kelly and Juliet Starrett from Knopf (#3) and How Not to Age by Dr. Michael Greger from Flatiron Books (#2).

Her other success stories include Earning It by Wall Street Journal columnist Joann Lublin, You Are Not Your Brain by UCLA’s Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D. and Rebecca Gladding, MD, Epic Measures by Atlantic writer Jeremy N. Smith, The Happiness Advantage by Harvard Researcher Shawn Achor, Better in 7 by Emmy Award-Winning Talk Show The Doctors Co-Host Andrew Ordon, MD, and Work Better Together by Jen Fisher, Deloitte’s Chief Well-Being Officer. This season she’s working with former U.S. presidential candidate Tom Steyer.

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Barbara‘s clients have called her a “dream publicist” and “a wise,  tenacious, cheerleading, battlefield tested general.” Barbara has 14 years of experience working on New York Times best sellers and other breakout clients.

Her New York Times bestsellers for 2023 were Built to Move by Kelly and Juliet Starrett from Knopf (#3) and How Not to Age by Dr. Michael Greger from Flatiron Books (#2).

Her other success stories include Earning It by Wall Street Journal columnist Joann Lublin, You Are Not Your Brain by UCLA’s Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D. and Rebecca Gladding, MD, Epic Measures by Atlantic writer Jeremy N. Smith, The Happiness Advantage by Harvard Researcher Shawn Achor, Better in 7 by Emmy Award-Winning Talk Show The Doctors Co-Host Andrew Ordon, MD, and Work Better Together by Jen Fisher, Deloitte’s Chief Well-Being Officer. This season she’s working with former U.S. presidential candidate Tom Steyer.

She formerly worked in publicity at HarperCollins Publishers and spearheaded the literary division of the award-winning Beverly Hills firm LCO PR. Barbara has been featured in ForbesUSA TodayCosmopolitanMiami HeraldObserverThe Writer and more and her media placements include NPR, The Today Show, Good Morning America, 20/20, Kelly & Mark on ABC, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Financial Times, Oprah.com, Parade, Fortune, Fast Company, Forbes, Bloomberg, Barrons, Inc Magazine, Slate, People Magazine, CNN, Fox, Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris and many more.

“What really sets Barbara apart, aside from her connections/relationships and media expertise, is that she does EVERYTHING with INTEGRITY. She is smart, thinks outside the box and is beyond creative in her approaches. I give her my highest and strongest recommendation. If you have the opportunity, hire her – you will not regret it!” —Rebecca Gladding, M.D., co-author of You Are Not Your Brain

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Matt Wendler

Matt is the New Business Director and Proposal Writer for Fortier PR. He draws upon a long career in media relations at agencies including Ruder Finn and Dukas Linden. His mission is to understand clients’ goals, plan a corresponding strategy, crystallize our ideas in a proposal, and ensure a seamless onboarding process at the earliest stages of a publicity campaign.

In previous roles, he secured interviews in media like Bloomberg, Business Insider, and CNBC for executives and business leaders in finance and healthcare. His experience includes writing bylined articles and thought leadership content for executives at large companies including Pfizer, Lonza, and Biogen.

David Wolpert

David is a seasoned communication leader with a passion for creating impactful stories at the nexus of technology and culture. With more than eight years of agency-side client experience, David has worked with a range of Fortune 500 companies and fast-growing startups to drive PR strategy and counsel, media relations, content development, executive visibility, and more. David recently came from BCW, the global communications firm where he worked closely with large clients in the professional services, financial services, cybersecurity, real estate, and enterprise technology sectors. There, he managed the execution of campaigns and media relations with a focus on reputation, brand, and issues management. David is a long-time volunteer with the PRSA Dallas chapter, the fifth largest in the nation, and served in a leadership capacity over the last five years. Most recently, David was the chapter president in 2022, presiding over the chapter’s board and committees and overseeing membership, programming, and financial strategic planning. David earned his degree in Journalism, Strategic Communications concentration from the University of North Texas Mayborn School of Journalism, and earned his Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) credential in 2020.

Mckayla Yoo

Mckayla is a publicity assistant at Fortier Public Relations. Prior to joining Fortier, she interned at Soho Press where she developed email campaigns and curated extensive media lists for new releases. During her time interning at Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents and Writers House, she also evaluated manuscripts, drafted pitch letters, and connected with industry veterans.

Mckayla graduated with honors from Boston College with bachelors in English and History. As Coeditor in Chief of her university’s history journal, she led a team of eight staff editors through four seasonal publications and two conferences. She spends her free time reading, studying languages, and taking long drives through New Jersey’s Pine Barrens with her dad.