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FEATURED MOVER | Gillian Pommerehn, Crosby Marketing Communications

Crosby Marketing Communications promoted Gillian Pommerehn to executive vice president, public relations and reputation management.

As the firm’s chief public relations strategist for the past 15 years, she leads a seasoned team of professionals implementing innovative media relations and crisis communications programs across Crosby’s practice areas.

Pommerehn also oversees national awareness campaigns that help shape attitudes, inspire behavior change, and motivate action for clients that include DAV (Disabled American Veterans) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

She also leads the firm’s promotional activities, staff events and community outreach programs that strengthen Crosby’s culture of Inspiring Actions That Matter.

Gillian Pommerehn, executive vice president, public relations and reputation management with Crosby Marketing Communications.


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I have a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in marketing and a Bachelor of Science in mass communications and public relations.

If you had not chosen your current profession, what profession would you choose and why? 

If I wasn’t in public relations and marketing, I’d probably be a therapist. I genuinely care about people and enjoy helping resolve issues.

Recent vacation:

My family recently visited Ireland, not just for vacation but to look at colleges for my oldest daughter. We loved everything about it: the Irish are kind, fun and welcoming. The landscape is breathtaking. And the beer isn’t half bad. Plus, the trip was a success as my daughter is now a freshman at University College Dublin.

When I want to relax, I … :  

When I really want to relax, I settle in on my couch with a nice glass of red wine, Netflix and my dogs (or hubby).

Favorite book:  

Book club keeps me busy reading a lot of different topics, but one recent book that really stands out is “The Four Winds,” by Kristin Hannah. It’s a historical fiction novel that takes place during the Great Depression and 1930s Dust Bowl. It tackles issues like climate change, economic crisis, migrant workers, and women’s rights (or lack of) and portrays strength in the face of adversity.

Favorite quotation:  

“Just do it.” — Yes, it’s Nike’s tagline and technically not a quote—but hey, I’m in marketing. For me this slogan is a battle cry, it makes any idea or task seem achievable and reminds me to just keep moving toward my dreams.