American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)
Friends of Island Academy
Union Theological Seminary
The Perelman Center
Counseling in Schools
The National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
Times Square Alliance
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Sr. Communications and Digital Manager
Laurie Kamens has more than a decade of experience in media and marketing and is the client lead on several GZ&A accounts, including the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center and The Trust for Public Land. She has worked with a wide range of clients in arts and culture, the environment, social justice, and religion. She also manages social strategy for the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath). Laurie’s handles various marketing and communications needs including branding, content marketing, analytics, and digital and print copywriting.
Before working at GZ&A, she managed marketing and public relations for the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), the governing body for all Conservative synagogues in North America. She started her career as a reporter for the New York Post, and wrote for several publications, including The New York Times, The New York Daily News, Chicago Magazine, and Interview Magazine.
Shannon Duer is a Communications Associate at GZ&A with experience in public relations, branding, and marketing. She is the GZ&A client lead on the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), the only math Museum in North America, and was part of the team that helped to refresh the brand of Rutgers Presbyterian Church. Prior to joining the agency, Shannon served as an advertising/public relations agent for the Long Island Ducks Minor League baseball team and performed global branding and marketing duties for the Boston Consulting Group.
Founder & Principal
Gary Zarr is a recognized leader in public relations and marketing communications with decades of experience in government and the private and nonprofit sectors. He co-founded and led Phil & Co. in 2008, launching a full-service agency and carving a unique niche at the intersection of corporations, philanthropies, and consumers. He is sought after for his senior advice and counsel; experience developing, managing and launching creative, impactful global, integrated communications and marketing campaigns; expertise in reputation and crisis management, as well as for his knowledge of today’s diverse and evolving media landscape and its impact on society, arts and culture, politics, government, nonprofits and business.
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