About

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What’s a Speakerbox?

It’s a communications team designed to meet the unique demands of the technology sector: crystallizing complex ideas, targeting highly intelligent buyers, and moving at the speed of tech.

 

Since 1997, we’ve given voice to the industry’s top thinkers and performers; influenced hundreds of successful product launches, acquisitions, valuations, and IPOs; and helped raise nearly a billion dollars of institutional investment.

 

Batteries included.

Leadership Team

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ELIZABETH SHEA

President and CEO

Elizabeth Shea is president and CEO of SpeakerBox Communications, the firm she cofounded in 1997. In her second decade since founding her own firm, Elizabeth’s passion for technology public relations has grown stronger and more finely tuned with the arrival of new communication strategies. Her biggest sense of accomplishment comes when her clients exceed their business goals.

 

Elizabeth has received industry and peer accolades, including the prestigious SmartCEO Brava Award in 2009 and the 2008 Women Who Mean Business Award from The Washington Business Journal. Other awards include Women In Technology’s 2005 Entrepreneurial Leadership Award and Washington Women In Public Relations’ (WWPR) annual Women of the Year Award in 2001.

 

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LISA THROCKMORTON

Chief Operations Officer

Lisa has been with SpeakerBox for thirteen years and serves in an executive management role for the firm and its clients. She provides strategic oversight on client accounts, manages day­ to ­day operations of the business and oversees staff development. She has helped many SpeakerBox clients achieve their ultimate business goals, from acquisitions to IPOs.

 

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KATIE HANUSIK

Executive Vice President

Katie Hanusik brings a strong combination of business development, public relations and marketing experience to her role as executive vice president. Katie takes a unique approach with clients, identifying early what they are trying to accomplish, and building an appropriate program that helps them to meet their goals.

 

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JOSH SCHIMEL

Senior Account Director

Josh is a results-oriented professional with over 12 years of experience as a senior communications leader focused on B2B, B2G, and consumer technology. He is an engaging team leader who specializes in communications strategy, media relations, tactical communications planning, message development, crisis management, corporate reputation management, and content strategy.

 

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JENNIFER EDGERLY

Senior Account Director

A senior account director with 14 years experience, Jennifer has led a variety of account teams since joining SpeakerBox Communications in fall 2010. Jennifer regularly provides strategic counsel to SpeakerBox clients in the business-to-business, business-to-government and startup space while also working diligently to secure top tier media coverage.

 

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PETE LARMEY

Senior Editorial Director

Pete leads the development of strategic editorial content programs for SpeakerBox clients. His insight and direction shape external content efforts and help clients achieve their unique editorial goals.

 

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JONATHAN KATZ

Creative Content Director

Jonathan leads the strategy and development of award-winning creative campaigns and messaging/branding projects while managing a diverse team of creative professionals, including writers, illustrators, designers, and developers.

 

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CRISSY UPSTON

HR Representative

Crissy manages benefit administration (health, dental, 401K, STD/LTD), employee on-boarding process, policies and procedures outlined in the employee handbook, recruiting (candidate management, reference checking), and employee performance reviews.

 

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