LANSING – Josh Hovey has been named a vice president of Truscott Rossman, following more than four years serving multiple clients and ballot campaigns, first as an account executive and then as a senior account executive. In addition, Lauren Zdeba has been promoted to account executive.
Hovey, of Lansing, specializes in serving Truscott Rossman’s Lansing-area clients and has expanded his reach with other municipal accounts and regional and statewide ballot campaigns. The Michigan State University graduate is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America. Hovey also serves on several boards, including the Capital Area United Way, the Lansing Planning Board and as vice chairman of the Lansing Chamber of Commerce PAC board. Previously he worked in Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero’s office, supporting constituent and media relations and assisting with policy development.
“Josh has shown consistent leadership growth throughout his career with us, and this step is his latest achievement,” said Kelly Rossman-McKinney, CEO and principal of Truscott Rossman. “He is an indispensable part of our team and that now extends to firm management.”
Zdeba, of East Lansing, has been with the firm since January 2011, first as an intern and then as an associate account executive. She is also an MSU grad and has assisted with several of the firm’s clients including the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority, Michigan Manufacturers Association, Fan Freedom and Cirque du Soleil.
“Truscott Rossman seeks out and promotes talented people like Lauren,” said John Truscott, president and principal of Truscott Rossman. “Our account executives deal every day with tight deadlines and multiple media requests for our clients, and Lauren has consistently met the challenge.”
Truscott Rossman represents local, statewide, national and international clients from its main office in Lansing and satellite offices in Grand Rapids and Detroit. The firm offers a full range of communications services, including issues management, crisis communication, litigation communication, media relations, new media, government affairs, ballot initiatives, community relations and grassroots initiatives. Truscott Rossman also publishes the “Michigan Legislators Guide to Lobbyists & Reporters,” the popular guide to Capitol policymakers across the state.