JCPR Announces New Leadership Hires

Oct 25, 2010, 11:13 ET from JCPR

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- JCPR, a full-service public relations and marketing communications agency specializing in the financial services industry, is pleased to announce the addition of three senior-level account executives to the firm who will play an integral role in client services.

James Doyle has joined the firm as a Senior Vice President, responsible for the strategic PR plan development and management of media relations programs for multiple client accounts representing the mutual fund, ETF and platform spaces. Dana Taormina joins as a Senior Account Supervisor, responsible for coordinating and executing media relations programs while providing critical client support services. Chris Moon will serve as Vice President of Broadcast Media Relations, responsible for directing clients' overall television strategy, including broadcast media training, program scheduling, and execution and performance.

Moon brings more than 13 years of television experience, while Doyle and Taormina have more than 15 years of combined public relations experience.

"Reputation and brand management is increasingly important for the financial services industry. JCPR takes a unique team approach to helping clients communicate their messages to target audiences and raise brand visibility, making it possible for us to truly tell their stories and deliver substantial value," said JCPR CEO Jennifer Connelly. "Having Jaime, Dana and Chris join us reflects our commitment to expanding JCPR's professional talent and providing specialized PR services that meet the changing needs of financial services companies today."

Doyle, who will be based in Washington, D.C., previously managed campaigns for mutual fund and asset management clients at SunStar Strategic. He also spent several years in media relations at the Investment Company Institute. Prior to that, he was an account representative at a PR and consulting firm in Washington, D.C., where he gained Capitol Hill experience and worked with World Cup USA '94. Mr. Doyle attended the University of New Hampshire, studying international political sciences with concentrations in economics and mathematics.

"JCPR sets a high standard for the public relations profession. I'm very excited to begin working with our clients and contributing to their continued success as part of this outstanding team," Mr. Doyle said.

Taormina previously worked with business-to-business, direct to consumer and not-for-profit clientele in the fields of health care and entertainment. She holds a B.A. from Montclair State University, where she studied communications with a concentration in public relations and a minor in German. "JCPR is leading the field of communication services for the financial sector. I'm proud to join this experienced team of dedicated professionals, and will continue to exceed client expectations by implementing strategic public relations campaigns," Ms. Taormina said.

Moon previously worked at CNBC as lead producer of the live financial news programs "Power Lunch" and "The Call." Prior to that, she produced business news for CNN Headline News, initiating the network's live reports from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Moon began her career at CNBC after graduating from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Journalism/Mass Media and Spanish. "JCPR thoroughly understands how the financial media works, and how to help its clients get their voices heard. This is absolutely the perfect place to put all the knowledge I've gained working in financial news and television to work for the benefit of clients," Ms. Moon said.

To contact James Doyle directly, call 973-400-1341 or e-mail him at To contact Dana Taormina directly, call 973-732-3521 or email her at To reach Chris Moon, call 973-732-3521 or email her at

About JCPR

JCPR represents a range of financial services clients across the country, including mutual fund and ETF providers, asset management firms, financial technology companies, professional service providers, and financial advisors and planners. Founded in early 2003, JCPR is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey with a satellite office in Washington DC.