Stephanie Cegielski, a 2006 graduate of the Sturm College of Law of the University of Denver and most recently with the Colorado Government Accountability Project, has joined the PR Society as associate director of PR.
Rosanne Mottola, a paralegal at Rosner, Nocera & Ragone, has joined as PR manager.
Cegielski replaces Keith Trivitt, who left PRS, and Mottola replaces Diane Gomez, who was shifted to another department at PRS, which posted the job openings in April.
Cegielski from May 2010 to October 2011 was executive director of the Colorado Government Accountability Project, a watchdog group that filed an ethics complaint last year against state Senate Majority Leader John Morse over the accounting of his per diem expenses. A committee dismissed the complaint April 12, 2011, but said that “vague and ambiguous rules” about expenses need to be tightened. Cegielski, who filed the complaint, said the amount he claimed was excessive and she questioned what duties he was performing on the days in question, according to a story in the Denver Post.
Morse said he had done nothing wrong and called the complaint, “bogus.”
Prior to the CGAP, Cegielski was with the Colorado Dept. of State from August 2006 to May 2010 as a program manager.
From Sept. 2005 to Dec. 2005 she was a law clerk in the Office of the Attorney General of Colorado.
Mottola was with Law Firm
Mottola was with Rosner, Nocera & Ragone, a law firm, from January 2012 to July, when she joined PRS.
From Sept. 2011 to January 2012 she was an account manager at Lexamedia, New York. From October 2010 to September 2011 she was an A/E at MSL Group, New York. From April 2010 to October 2010 she was an assistant A/E at Publicis Consultants, parent of MSL.
She was an account associate at Publicis from January 2009 to March 2010.
From December 2007 to June 2008 she was a PR intern at The Walt Disney Co. She completed a Master’s Degree in PR and Corporate Communications in May 2010 at New York University. Her thesis explored the limitations of healthcare communications in social media.