Zimmerman/Edelson, Inc. Announces a New Hire and Recent Promotions


Leading strategic communication firm on Long Island expands its public relations division.

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Pictured: (left) Jake Mendlinger; (center) Jill Skuza; and (right) Kevin Wilkinson.

Great Neck, NY - August 24, 2016 - Zimmerman/Edelson, Inc., Long Island’s leading strategic communication firm, specializing in public relations, advertising, marketing and social media—today announced it has expanded its public relations division, including two promotions and a new hire.

Jake Mendlinger, of New Hyde Park, has been promoted from senior account manager to director of public relations; Jill Skuza, of Bethpage, has been promoted from associate account executive to account executive; and Kevin Wilkinson, of Bayport, has been hired as an assistant account executive.

These exciting changes inside the firm are designed to further enhance the high-level consultation it offers and optimize the team-approach to successfully help clients accomplish their goals as Zimmerman/Edelson, Inc. continues to expand its operations.

“We have built a strong reputation in the strategic communication industry. The changes within our public relations division reinforce our commitment to providing clients with high-level consultation and securing valuable coverage they expect,” said Robert Zimmerman, president and co-founder of Zimmerman/Edelson, Inc. “Both Jake and Jill have been exceptional assets to our company for several years, and we are excited for the guidance they will bestow on our junior staff as we continue to grow our public relations division. Kevin is a wonderful addition to our team with tremendous creativity, and we look forward to what he will bring to our clients and office culture.”

“Jake and Jill consistently prove their dedication and commitment to their clients and continue to exhibit the professionalism our clients expect from our public relations division,” said David Chauvin, vice president and partner of Zimmerman/Edelson, Inc. “We are thrilled to promote Jake and Jill to roles that allow them to bring our business to the next level.”

Director of Public Relations Jake Mendlinger graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Haverford College. Prior to joining Zimmerman/Edelson, Jake worked at Kwittken + Company in Manhattan, helping lead the media relations efforts for several of the company’s largest financial services and medical technology accounts. Jake is responsible for supervising account teams, providing strategic-communication consultation and developing tactical messaging platforms for Zimmerman/Edelson, Inc.’s municipal and corporate clients

Jill Skuza joined Zimmerman/Edelson, Inc. as an assistant account executive after interning with the firm in July 2014. She is responsible for handling the day-to-day media relations and client servicing for many of Zimmerman/Edelson, Inc.’s largest school district and municipal accounts. Jill recently received Long Island Business News’ Rising Star Award as part of its Excellence in Communication Awards in March 2016.

Assistant account executive, and newest member of Zimmerman/Edelson, Inc. staff, Kevin Wilkinson brings experience in media/public relations and policy work. As an assistant account executive, he is responsible for providing communication guidance to Zimmerman/Edelson, Inc.’s clients. Graduating from American University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and public communications, Kevin has overseas experience in London, where he worked at a political campaign headquarters.

For more information about Zimmerman/Edelson, Inc., and the strategic communication services it offers, please visit the website.

About Zimmerman/Edelson Inc.:
Zimmerman/Edelson, Inc. was established in 1988. With a quarter century of steady growth, we've earned a reputation for being smart, creative and innovative. Our talented professional staff, including our own in-house creative and graphics division, strategically balances public relations, advertising/marketing and social media to develop communications and branding campaigns that get our clients results.