SAN MATEO—Technology public relations specialist A&R Partners has expanded its government and entertainment PR practices with new hires in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.
Laura Taylor, previously senior PR manager at Sprint Nextel and a former chairperson of the High Tech Committee at the National Press Club, joins A&R’s Washington, D.C., staff. In Los Angeles, Michelle Gross, who led publicity efforts for The Ellen DeGeneres Show during its first two seasons, brings a decade of experience in the Hollywood entertainment industry.
Prior to joining A&R, Taylor held several senior PR management positions at Sprint Nextel, where she played a role in merger and public sector communications and focused on driving awareness for all federal, state and local government products and services initiatives. Earlier, she spent three years as an independent consultant, where she served in leadership positions at the National Press Club
As publicist for the Emmy Award-winning Ellen DeGeneres show, Gross prepped the talk show host for press interviews and worked daily with key Hollywood entertainment press. Prior to that, Gross worked for six years at the ABC Television Network as a publicist for the popular daytime drama General Hospital and the spin-off series Port Charles.