Dana MahoneyDirector of Marketing Strategy & Automation
Christopher NortonChief of Creative
Christopher is an innovative, multidisciplinary creative, with a passion for hypermedia storytelling. He has worked with a wide array of large and independent clients in news, entertainment and financial services. While his skill set is vast, Christopher’s expertise is found in the inner workings of branding, social media, video and web. Leading the Marketing team, Christopher seeks to fuse these elements of hypermedia to deliver world-class, story-driven creative that connects clients with their audiences.
Kirsten PlonnerChief of Communications
Kirsten Plonner is chief of communications for FiComm, a communications consulting firm serving financial services companies with a specialization in the independent financial advisory and wealth management communities. In addition to her responsibilities managing FiComm’s public and media relations business, she also is supervisor of the New York City office and staff.
In addition to her full-time duties at FiComm, Kirsten is also an adjunct instructor at Columbia University where she teaches Corporate Communications to graduate students and advises Masters candidates on their theses.
Most recently, she was director of strategic media and communications for the Workplace Investing business of Fidelity Investments. Kirsten worked closely with Fidelity executives to design and support external media relations strategy, implementation, and outreach for key workplace priorities, including 401(k), thought leadership, health and wellness and managed accounts, among others.
She also served as vice president in the Lead Media group at Weber Shandwick, where she was responsible for guiding strategic communications and counsel to inform her clients’ internal and external narrative, as well as implementing high-profile media relations and strategy. Client work included TIAA-CREF, Bank of America, MasterCard, ADP, Samsung, Ingersoll Rand, and Royal Caribbean, among others.
Prior to joining Weber Shandwick, Kirsten was vice president in Fleishman-Hillard’s corporate business-to-business group in New York. Clients included Nationwide Insurance, RSM McGladrey and Ernst & Young, among others. During her tenure, she provided extensive media relations support and strategic counsel for non-profits and government agencies, such as Common Ground, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, New York City Department of Homeless Services, and the Cayman Islands Portfolio of Finance and Economics.
Kirsten began her career in journalism as a producer at CNBC’s Global Headquarters in New York. She was responsible for producing elements for the political Washington D.C.-based show “Capital Report.” She also frequently covered breaking and ongoing political news for the network.
In addition, she worked in the capacity of assistant to the correspondent for NBC at the United Nations, Linda Fasulo. She served as senior researcher for Ms. Fasulo’s book, "Insider’s Guide to the U.N." (Yale University Press, 2003). In these roles, she gained hands-on experience interviewing major U.N. officials and diplomats, writing and editing book copy and breaking news updates, as well as researching and covering daily and breaking news for NBC.
Kirsten has a master of science in Strategic Communications from Columbia University. She received her B.S. in Telecommunications and her B.A. in History from the University of Florida.
Marisha ChinskyCommunications Manager
Will FriedmanCommunications Consultant
Olivia GagnonCommunications Manager
Clare McLaughlinCommunications Associate
Clare McLaughlin is a Communications Associate at FiComm Partners, based in New York. She is an integral member of the communications team providing media relations, media monitoring, reporting, research and analysis, and other PR support as needed across client engagements. Through communications strategies fostered by these engagements, she has a passion for illuminating the intricacies and unique characteristics that make clients stand out.
Over the course of her young career in marketing and communications, Clare has engaged with a variety of diverse and interesting companies. Previously, she was a marketing assistant at Persifor, a luxury clothing brand. At Persifor, Clare collaborated on marketing campaigns including email marketing, promotional mailers, and giveaways, as well as managing social media and the company’s website. Prior to Persifor, Clare interned at MIDIOR Consulting, where she learned about marketing from a product development and technology perspective and identified her passion for communications and marketing.
Originally from Kennebunkport, ME, Clare moved to New York City in 2016 after graduating from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.
Abbie SheridanCommunications Manager
Abbie Sheridan is a Communications Manager at FiComm Partners, based in New York City. Abbie has ten years of experience in public relations, marketing, and event planning. For the last four years, Abbie’s PR roles have revolved around financial services, fintech, crowdfunding, and real estate.
Prior to joining FiComm Partners, Abbie was an Account Director at KCSA Strategic Communications where she was responsible for client and media relations, as well as creating and implementing strategy. Prior to her role at KCSA, Abbie was the Director of PR and Marketing at one of Brooklyn's largest commercial real estate brokerages.
Abbie graduated from Pace University with a Bachelor's degree in marketing and lives on the Upper East Side with her husband and their dog Batman. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and exploring NYC.
Jessica TorchiaCommunications Manager