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PHILADELPHIA (August 7, 2018)— Allen & Gerritsen (A&G), an integrated advertising and public relations agency in Philadelphia and Boston announced today the appointment of Jason M. Lewis as Vice President of Public Relations. Lewis will lead the agency's Philadelphia PR practice and its growth, reporting to A&G Principal Tim Reeves.
Lewis has more than 10 years of public and private sector communications experience. Prior to joining A&G, Mr. Lewis managed corporate communications and media relations for AmeriHealth Caritas, one of the largest Medicaid managed care organizations in the nation. He also served as communications manager to Philadelphia Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown. His areas of expertise include in health care, arts and culture, diversity and inclusion, the environment and sustainability, politics and government, and the entertainment industry.
“Jason is an idea machine. His creative streak and a collaborative spirit were honed in richly diverse career experiences, from managing talent in the theater industry to serving as a trusted communications advisor to elected officials and CEOs,” said Reeves. “Jason is an incredible new partner for our clients, the agency and for me.”
“A&G encourages a mix of bold thinking, compelling storytelling, and hustle that resonated with me instantly,” said Lewis. “I’m energized by the opportunity to help clients find new and exciting ways to break through in this ever-changing media landscape.”
In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Lewis has long been active in Philadelphia, including leadership roles with the Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club, and serving as a board representative to the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, City Year, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, and the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. Mr. Lewis holds a Bachelor of Arts in theater from Temple University. A&G's PR practice, based in both Philadelphia and Boston, has been one of the fastest growing divisions of A&G, as marketers increasingly seek agencies that are able to integrate earned media into their overall marketing plans. PR VP Brenna Fitzgerald leads the agency's Boston PR team.
About Allen & Gerritsen
Allen & Gerritsen (A&G) is an independent advertising agency that combines a consultative approach with creative thinking to achieve positive outcomes for our clients. Our point of view is that brands are not created, brands are what you get back as a result of your convictions and actions. Our clients include a mix of BtoB and BtoC clients including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Citrix, Comcast, First Citizens Bank, Natixis, Sunoco, TJX Companies and more. Based in Boston and Philadelphia, A&G was ranked twice by Advertising Age as the nation’s #1 “Best Place to Work in Marketing & Media.” To learn more, check out http://www.a-g.com/ and follow the agency on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.