About DBC | Public Relations + Social Media

Our
Values

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All In

We passionately chase big bold ideas

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On It

Sweating the details is important to us

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Fair Play

We promote from within and play nice at work

What
We Do

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Ideas

We create campaigns people can’t stop talking about

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PR

Full service
public relations

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Social

Content creation
and social media management

Our
People

Dan Baum

CEO

Dan Baum

CEO

Dan Baum has served as a senior public relations counselor to some of the world’s largest brands, including: Mars Corporation, Beam Global Brands, Ace Hardware, Microsoft and Google. He founded DBC in 2000 after an early career in politics, most notably working for former Kennedy speechwriter Bob Shrum at Shrum Devine Donilon. Dan is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and has served on the board of the American Marketing Association. He has appeared as a public relations expert on CNN, MSNBC and Fox. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he graduated from Gettysburg College and lives in Washington, DC.

Jessica Phlipot

President

Jessica Phlipot

President

Jessica Phlipot is on top of every detail. But she doesn’t just pay attention to the little things; she is also adept at thinking up big-picture creative ideas that help the PR campaigns she manages sing — and soar… She’ll tell you that she wakes up each day excited by the possibilities. As our optimistic woman-with-the-answers, Jessica works tirelessly to achieve more for her clients and her team. She brings an eclectic mix of public relations experience to the DBC portfolio, previously working with Dr. Scholl’s, Wonderbra, CoverGirl, and Sam Adams. Jessica leads DBC’s accounts with enviable amounts of energy, always aiming for excellence…which is exactly what she delivers. She lives with her husband, son Max and their dog, Stella.

Briana Haas

Vice President

Briana Haas

Vice President

Briana Haas used to do stand up comedy, and she keeps us laughing around the office.  There isn’t anything funny about her resume, however, which includes work in the beauty, entertainment and food industries. From managing PR campaigns for big name brands like Sears, Suave, Pond’s, Nespresso and J.M. Smucker to reporting from red carpets for In Touch and People, Briana brings the unique perspective that comes from having worked both sides of the velvet rope. A self-proclaimed pop-culture junkie, Briana graduated from Ohio University and lives on NYC’s Upper East Side with her husband and daughter, Ella.

Ali Karsch

Vice President

Ali Karsch

Vice President

Ali Karsch is a seasoned consumer-PR professional and brings a diverse set of skills to the table, having worked previously at Burson-Marsteller and Fleishman-Hillard.  A few of the brands she has worked on include Similac, Celestial Seasonings, Chase Card Services, Green Giant, popchips, International Culinary School at the Art Institute, Voli Light Vodkas and Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial. Ali graduated from the University of Miami with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing and works from DBC’s satellite office in Miami.

Jaclyn Gower

Account Director

Jaclyn Gower

Account Director

Jaclyn Gower has a way all her own. With a pocketful of focus and flair, Jaclyn consistently helps her clients turn up the buzz. She thinks things through, spring into action and rolls out PR campaigns with down-to-the-detail perfection. Jaclyn is at home with DBC’s consumer brands and gets her clients noticed by always thinking up standout ways to tell their stories. A city girl at heart, Jaclyn is originally from Pennsylvania and attended Syracuse University.

Molly Kinsella

Account Director

Molly Kinsella

Account Director

Molly Kinsella is a woman with a plan.  She knows what needs to get done, and has a knack for always making it happen -- from PR events, to stunts, to national media outreach initiatives -- if you’ve got a goal to meet, Molly has the plan to meet it. Molly has extensive consumer PR experience, starting her career at Bullfrog & Baum in New York City, before moving to Boston to join O’Neill and Associates and eventually the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to work as the Public Relations Manager at Mandarin Oriental, Boston. Molly graduated from Loyola University Maryland and is now based in Washington, DC at DBC’s headquarters.

Ryan Vaughan

Senior Account Executive

Ryan Vaughan

Senior Account Executive

Ryan Vaughan has “it” – that extra something that allows him to come up with ideas for campaigns that get people talking, laughing, and tweeting up a storm. Ryan got his start in journalism as a magazine stylist, which helped develop his talent to spot – or create – the next big trend. Whether he’s working around the clock at NYC Fashion Week or brainstorming creative ideas, Ryan’s natural talent shines through. He’s a graduate from James Madison University, works out of our Washington, DC office, and il parle français.

Ben Brodette

Senior Account Executive

Ben Brodette

Senior Account Executive

Ben Brodette is that guy behind the scenes who makes everything happen. He’s calm under fire, doesn’t take the credit, and is exactly the guy you want to turn to in a jam. PR campaigns require lots of moving parts to really tick, and Ben is naturally focused on every detail. He may seem quiet at first, but get to know him and you’ll realize that he rocks. Literally. Well, his iPod does – he’s got more than 8000 songs on there! Originally a New Englander, Ben works out of DBC’s Washington, DC headquarters and is a graduate of The George Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.

Amanda Pini

Associate Account Executive

Amanda Pini

Associate Account Executive

Amanda Pini knows how to get things done. She’s worked on a number of clients, ranging from the non-profit sector to food and beverage accounts to the publishing industry; and has a knack for working at lightning speed. She could write your life story, your next big idea and re-organize your inbox in one fell swoop. Born and raised in New Jersey, Amanda graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in English and works out of our Washington, DC headquarters.

Ruben Marinbach

Associate Account Executive

Ruben Marinbach

Associate Account Executive

No, Ruben Marinbach did not play college basketball.  Yes, he looks like he should have.  Media-savvy and diligent, Ruben is constantly on the lookout for the newest trends to score the best possible results for his clients.  A native Long-Islander and American University alum, Ruben was determined to be a member of the DBC team, fulfilling back-to-back internships over a course of a year.

Rebecca Winship

Associate Account Executive

Rebecca Winship

Associate Account Executive

Lover of anything and everything pop culture, Rebecca stays on top of the trends and is always ahead of the game when it comes to her clients' "it" factor. She's worked on a variety of fashion and lifestyle accounts, and is all about aesthetics and style -- whether that be an outfit, pitch, tweet or report. Rebecca graduated from Florida State University and has a passion for city-life, working from DBC's Washington, DC headquarters.

Rachel Nugent

Account Coordinator

Rachel Nugent

Account Coordinator

Rachel Nugent is our secret weapon. She prefers to work behind the scenes, but don’t let her modesty fool you, she’s a public relations dynamo and deftly keeps DBC’s accounts organized with results delivered on-time and on-budget.  Rachel studied public relations at Towson University and works out of DBC’s Washington, DC headquarters.

Will Pilson

Account Coordinator

Will Pilson

Account Coordinator

Will Pilson describes himself as creative and spontaneous with a flair for curiosity that can't be contained. We just like to say he's got the goods! Will got his start working in advertising and sales but after interning with DBC he was hooked! A dedicated pop culture junkie, Will studied marketing at James Madison University and works out of our New York City office.

Sarah Messenger

Account Coordinator

Sarah Messenger

Account Coordinator

Sarah Messenger's got hustle.  She accomplishes tasks both big and small quickly and efficiently. She has an eye for detail and loves working on events that gets her clients press. Prior to joining DBC full-time, she was one of our star interns. Sarah studied Public Communications at American University and works in DBC's Washington, DC headquarters.

Lorig Stepanian 

Account Coordinator

Lorig Stepanian 

Account Coordinator

A self-proclaimed nerd, Lorig has a knack for research and writing. After a short-lived public affairs career, she recently made the switch into consumer PR and is loving every second of it. With a work hard, play hard attitude Lorig epitomizes our ALL-IN culture.

Tara O’Connor

Senior Operations Manager

Tara O’Connor

Senior Operations Manager

Tara O’Connor runs things around here.  So if you want to get something done, she’s a good person to know.  She manages DBC’s accounting, human resources, facilities and business planning functions.  Before joining (and helping grow) DBC, Tara managed finances for the young, hot fashion brand Amy Matto LLC in New York City.  She graduated from LIM College with a bachelor of arts in fashion merchandising, while moonlighting as a professional exchange student spending two-and-half years studying, working, and tearing up the town in London.  She’s a wiz with finances and has an eye for aesthetics -  she’s so “DBC” we can’t stand it.

David Feiner

Senior Designer

David Feiner

Senior Designer

Dave Feiner is DBC’s resident design genius. He subscribes to the design mantra that less is more. To watch Dave fly in front of his Mac is to watch a great musician dance with a baby grand. Speaking of music, Dave likes his loud and heavy; and he plays both the drums and guitar. Dave doesn’t work at DBC’s DC office, or our NYC one; he phones it in from his house in Ottawa, Canada. Before joining DBC, Dave kept sports fans entertained by designing interactive games for stadium jumbotrons for Crowdwave Games. He graduated from Algonquin College Graphic Design Program where he was named the top graphic design student and awarded the prestigious Bruce G. Rawlings award.

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