“Maryellen has a clean, concise, and sincere writing style that improves SEC-filed disclosures, press releases, Board and annual meeting materials, and media interactions. She also has strong project management leadership skills, having led the annual stockholders meeting planning for years. She's a seasoned investor relations professional who is keenly (and somewhat uniquely) tuned into both corporate and investor insights.”

Katherine Smith
Corporate Counsel & Assistant Secretary, The Allstate Corporation

 

"Maryellen was brought in as a consultant to develop the communication plan for our Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan. She was a quick study and asked excellent questions to get up-to-speed. We were very satisfied with the quality and thoroughness of her work. We would not hesitate to work with Maryellen in the future and would highly recommend her to other potential clients."

Jack Patterson
Vice President, IT Infrastructure and Operations, Essendant

 

“Maryellen is an excellent leader with a tremendous ability to get people to not only work together well but also to focus on important matters. She's results and relationship oriented, and because of this, she gets things done.”

Ruth Venning
Executive Director, Investor Relations, Horizon Pharma

 

“As consulting editor for CME Group Magazine, Maryellen participated in story development, was liaison with our London-based publisher, prepared the issue previews used in ad solicitation, directed our stable of outside writers and photographers, edited all copy, proofread final forms and consistently kept us on or ahead of a very exacting publication schedule. Maryellen was a major contributor to the success of our magazine.”

Bill Parke
Senior Director, Corporate Marketing & Financial Communications, CME Group

 

“Maryellen leveraged her highly-regarded relationships with influential media outlets to improve stakeholder awareness of Allstate’s complex business enterprise. I frequently relied on her astute business insight and extensive media experience to guide me through strategy and messaging development and execution. Her genuine concern to perform quality work and warm, yet professional approach, created a working relationship built on trust and respect.

Bill Severino
Senior Manager, Strategic Communications and Executive Positioning, Allstate

 

“Maryellen’s public company experience, strong writing and management skills have been invaluable as we continually work to improve how we inform shareholders and other stakeholders. Maryellen stays on top of the latest developments in SEC reporting, anticipates issues and recommends improvements. She’s particularly strong explaining complex subjects to a nontechnical audience.”

Brigitte Lenz
Vice President, Allstate Life & Retirement Finance

 

“Maryellen is a thoughtful communication strategist and skilled media relations professional. She’s been especially invaluable in working with our leaders and subject matter experts to hone their interview messaging, enhance their delivery, and obtain media coverage that drives Allstate’s visibility, reputation and investments deal flow. Whether it’s a media opportunity or a crisis to manage, Maryellen jumps right in with a can-do attitude and gets the job done well.”

Kate Nack
Director, Corporate Relations, Allstate