Metro New York and Connecticut – Co-Communications – a full-service public relations and marketing firm with offices in Farmington, CT, Westchester, NY and midtown Manhattan – has announced the promotion of Jessica Lyon to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Lyon, who previously served as Co-Communications’ Senior Vice President, has been with the agency for 10 years and was instrumental in the firm’s expansion into Connecticut. Lyon opened the Connecticut office in 2006, swiftly building a strong base of clients in healthcare, real estate, finance, education and nonprofit. With her leadership, the Connecticut location has garnered several awards, including the Public Relations Society of America CVC Chapter’s ‘Best in Show,’ and been named the CT Association of Nonprofit’s exclusive endorsed partner for marketing and public relations.
As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Lyon will supervise a team of public relations professionals, marketers and writers across three offices. Lyon will also assist with overall strategy, operations and business development.
“It’s incredibly gratifying to take on this role with Co-Communications,” Lyon said. “I’m consistently inspired and impressed by my colleagues and their dedication to delivering great results that support our client’s unique business goals. I feel energized and am excited to create opportunities for further innovation and growth.”
“Jess has been an invaluable member of the Co-Communications team, and we’re eager to see her excel in her new role,” said Stacey Cohen, President and CEO of Co-Communications. “I know Jess will bring her signature enthusiasm and wisdom to each of our offices and teams across Connecticut and New York.”
Lyon is a board member of the Public Relations Society of America CVC chapter and a Hartford Business Journal 40 Under 40 winner. She is also a frequent presenter at conferences, universities and business groups nationwide.