Markstein Adds Nicole Chardavoyne to Washington, D.C. Team

Markstein today announced the appointment of Nicole Chardavoyne as vice president, Mid Atlantic in its Washington, D.C. office. Chardavoyne joins Markstein’s D.C. team as the firm continues to expand its corporate, issues/crisis and advocacy work.

Chardavoyne specializes in corporate reputation, issues management, media training and social impact. Prior to joining Markstein, she spent nearly 15 years at Qorvis Communications/MSL where she led award-winning campaigns for clients including UPS, the National Safety Council, Firestone, Constellation Brands and Beam Global Spirits & Wine (now Beam Suntory). Chardavoyne also ran Qorvis’s media training practice, working with clients including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), TruGreen and a leading defense company.

“We’re thrilled to add Nicole to our Washington, D.C. team,” said Keelie Segars, chief executive officer. “Her deep experience in media strategy, along with an innate ability to manage integrated communications campaigns, make her an excellent addition as we look to grow our presence in additional markets.”

After seven consecutive years of double-digit growth, Markstein recently announced its expansion to Washington, D.C. and appointment of Sheila McLean as president, Mid Atlantic.

“I am excited to join this high performing team,” Chardavoyne said. “The firm’s consistent ability to deliver meaningful results for its clients paired with its cultural commitment to nurturing talent are incredibly impactful.”

Markstein provides a full suite of marketing communications services, including public relations, public affairs, digital influence, social impact, crisis communications, creative development and media planning and buying. The woman-owned firm was named a Birmingham Business Journal Best Place to Work in 2016 and 2017.

Markstein works across a variety of industries with clients including Walmart, Encompass Health, Colonial Pipeline, Diversified Gas & Oil, Aviation Works 4U, Tenet Healthcare, Royal Cup Coffee & Tea, Thompson Tractor Company, Mayer and The World Games 2021 Birmingham.

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