Reston, VA - John M. Palatiello & Associates, (JMP&A) Inc. today announced Beth Hawley has joined the firm as Communications Manager.JMP&A, an association management and public affairs firm located in Reston, VA, provides association management, government relations, communications, strategic planning, and management and marketing consulting services to private firms, associations, and government agencies. In this new role, Ms. Hawley will be handling all communications for the firm and its clients, as well as leading new business development projects.

Hawley comes to JMP&A from a background in association management, where she is experienced in communications, social media and marketing endeavors. She also brings several years of experience as a reporter for local print media, having worked for The Hill newspaper, GovConExec magazine, the Kansas City Star and Baltimore Examiner. While working at ANCOR, the American Network of Community Options and Resource, a national, nonprofit trade association representing more than 800 private community providers of services to people with disabilities, she grew the organization's social media presence by 25%.

"We are delighted to have Beth join our team," said John M. Palatiello, President of JMP&A. "We look forward to her leadership to help grow our business, increase our media exposure, and assist our clients with their digital and traditional communications strategies and increase their membership."

"I am thrilled to be part of JMP&A," said Hawley. "I'm eager to begin working on JMP&A's client messaging, and look forward to enhancing JMP&A's recognition as a leader in its target markets."

Ms. Hawley succeeds Nick Palatiello, who has taken a position as marketing specialist at Barr Engineering, Inc., in Minneapolis, MN.


About JMP&A

John M. Palatiello & Associates, Inc. (JMP&A) is a public affairs consulting firm based in the Washington, DC area. JMP&A provides public relations, association management, strategic planning, government relations, and management and marketing consulting services to private firms, associations, and government agencies with an emphasis on the architecture and engineering; geospatial, surveying and mapping, and GIS; information technology; construction; transportation and infrastructure sectors. JMP&A's team of professionals has more than 70 years of combined experience in government relations, government contracting and association management. Clients include MAPPS, COFPAES, National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), Maryland Society of Surveyors, and the Business Coalition for Fair Competition (BCFC).