Whitney is a creative communicator who has developed and implemented strategic public relations and marketing plans to positively impact organizations’ relationships with key stakeholders for more than a decade. At Co-Communications she manages and carries out strategies to meet clients’ business goals by utilizing integrated marketing tactics, crafting owned media, presenting special events, and securing media mentions. She has extensive experience touting businesses both big and small across industries in the Hudson Valley of New York State while representing the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation as an account executive at Focus Media, and then serving as a project manager at the Mid-Hudson Regional Office of Empire State Development. Whitney authored Dutchess Tourism’s destination guide in 2020, which won Platinum MarCom and Silver Davey awards, and hosted trips and events for travel press as the organization’s director of communications. In the role of public relations specialist for BestColleges.com, her media relations efforts resulted in national placements for the brand’s data studies on Forbes.com, CNBC, INSIDER, USA Today, Bloomberg Radio, and CBS Radio, among others. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism – Public Relations from Rider University and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Public Relations from Quinnipiac University.