Teamwork + Expertise = A Foundation of Results

A strong communications foundation isn’t built overnight. It takes time, consistency, trust and dedication – no matter what the medium or area of expertise. Blattel Communications is home to talented and tested professionals who have been in the trenches for more than a decade, getting to know our clients, their clients and the media players who matter most. We’re writers, producers, readers, strategists and all-around media junkies – and we’re not afraid to get our hands dirty to produce tangible results.

Laura Benton Account Executive
Laura’s passion for promoting the work of her clients and talent for securing the placements they crave has marked her as a rising star at Blattel Communications. With an aptitude for finding creative solutions to communications challenges, Laura focuses on obtaining PR results that positively impact the larger business goals of her clients.
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Ellen Blattel CEO
Public relations has been Ellen’s passion for more than 25 years. A doyenne of the industry, she is one of the first media relations specialists to represent law and other professional service firms and is recognized as a trailblazer in the field.
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Chuck Brown Account Supervisor
Chuck is a business-to-business communications specialist with a track record that ranges across a wide swath of industries. More about Chuck…
Michael Bond Senior Account Executive
With an insatiable appetite for news, Michael devours massive amounts of both traditional and new media and is constantly on the lookout for opportunities to highlight his clients, establishing and enhancing their relationships with important stakeholders, including media and their potential clients. More about Michael…
Rich Chernela Senior Consultant 
A seasoned public relations professional with deep experience across a wide range of industries, Rich Chernela works from the premise that the best way to raise a client’s profile is to leverage the intersection between its business and what’s going on in the news. More about Rich…
Penny Desatnik Account Supervisor
Architecture, engineering, construction and law have consumed Penny during her more than seven years of public relations, marketing and business development experience. She’s all about professional services organizations – and, in many cases, that means working directly with the clients, as well as their own targeted clients. More about Penny…
Judith Gadaldi Senior Marketing Consultant
Firecracker might be the word that best describes Judith. Energetic and enthusiastic, she has the natural instincts of a marketing veteran, developing creative and smart campaigns on behalf of her clients. More about Judith…
Melinda Hepp Account Supervisor
Melinda Hepp is considered Blattel Communications’ media and research maven. When a new subject crosses her desk, she throws herself into it wholeheartedly and only stops when she is confident she can speak authoritatively. More about Melinda…
Matt Moore Assistant Account Executive
With a background working in journalism and media, Matt has a unique appreciation for and understanding of what reporters are looking for when crafting their stories. He regularly uses this knowledge to the benefit of his clients when developing targeted pitches, fact-filled nominations or easily digestible case or project descriptions that often result in extensive media coverage. More about Matt…
Stacy SchwartzStacy Schwartz Senior Consultant
A seasoned and award-winning public relations professional with more than a decade of experience across multiple industries, media verticals and geographic markets, Stacy provides senior level counsel (and implementation too!), creating PR campaigns that achieve specific benchmarks –dovetailing with company initiatives and business development goals. More about Stacy…
Peter Shaplen Chief Strategist
Peter is Blattel Communications’ chief media strategist. A big-picture, no-nonsense guy, Peter can immediately distinguish inspired ideas from those that have outlived their effectiveness, and has no problem saying so. More about Peter…
Traci Stuart President
Directed and steadfast to lead in the industry, Traci guides the agency in the areas of client service, public outreach and integrated marketing strategies. More about Traci…
Joey Telucci Assistant Account Executive
Joey is all about efficiency, turn-around and attention to detail in his work for clients at Blattel Communications. A communications major and skilled writer, Joey is adept at crafting smart pitches that catch the attention of journalists and result in elite media coverage.  More about Joey…