Jordan Isenstadt and Brandon Levesque Join Marino Team
Isenstadt is a former press officer to the Governor & former ABNY Deputy Director Levesque brings a decade of real estate public relations experience
NEW YORK – April 21, 2016 – Marino, a New York City-based strategic communications firm, announced today that Jordan Isenstadt has joined the agency as a Vice President and Brandon Levesque has been hired as an Account Director.
Isenstadt, a former spokesman for two Governors and Deputy Director of the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), brings nearly fifteen years of experience in government, public affairs, higher education, non-profit, campaign management and strategic communications to the agency.
Levesque comes to the agency with more than a decade of media, marketing, and public relations experience. He is a former associate manager of public relations at Jamestown, a real estate investment and management company, where he worked to develop communications and public relations programming for the company and its individual assets and brand extensions.
“Jordan and Brandon each bring a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience from demanding and challenging industries,” said Frank Marino, President and CEO of Marino. “Jordan’s experience in higher education and technology – in conjunction with his years of media savvy – will serve our clients extremely well. At this firm – founded in real estate – Brandon’s background will sit very nicely with our past, our present and our future in public relations.”
Isenstadt comes to Marino after two years as the Global Chief Communications Officer for Ducere, a digital education leader. Prior to Ducere, he worked at ABNY, served as a New York City Press Officer to New York State Governors Eliot Spitzer and David A. Paterson, a Senior Account Executive at Edelman, Communications Director to New York State Senator Liz Krueger and Chief of Staff to New York State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky.
A graduate of Brandeis University, who also holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Baruch College, Isenstadt was chosen by City & State as a “Rising Star” in 2015.
Levesque most recently was an account supervisor at The Pollack PR Marketing Group, where he managed and coordinated the day-to-day activities for a variety of commercial and retail real estate clients, including RKF, one of New York’s premier retail leasing firms.
A graduate of Dickinson College, Levesque is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Corporate Communications at Baruch College.
Founded in 1993, Marino has successfully represented a wide array of clients such as McDonald’s, Walmart, The Home Depot, Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation, Crain’s New York Business and the iconic One World Trade Center as well as a host of some of New York City’s most widely respected real estate companies, trade associations and not-for-profits.
In 2015, Marino was named one of New York City’s top PR firms by The New York Observer.
Marino is a full-service, boutique-style strategic communications firm founded in 1993. Offering a range of media relations, public relations, digital and integrated marketing, strategic consulting, and branding services, the firm represents a diverse base of organizations that spans Fortune 10 companies, renowned institutions of higher education, all sectors of the real estate industry, prominent providers of energy and energy services, environmental consulting services, consumer and lifestyle brands, technological innovators, respected voices in the healthcare and medical segments, neighborhoods, leading industry associations and not-for-profits, among other notable entities. Marino provides its clients with results-oriented, customized and personalized service rooted in the firm’s unique campaign-oriented approach.
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