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Glen Echo Group

Glen Echo Group

2001 L St. NW, #901, Washington, DC 20036


[email protected]

111 W. Illinois St., Chicago, IL 60654
Katie Barr, exec. VP & COO
[email protected]

Media relations, public affairs, corporate communications, crisis communications, creative services, branding, campaign and coalition management, event management.

Employees: 27. Founded: 2010.

Agency Statement:

Maura Corbett & Katie Barr

Maura Corbett (L) & Katie Barr

Named one of Washington, D.C.'s great places to work, the award-winning Glen Echo Group is the go-to for clients looking for strategic, world-class, creative communications. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in Chicago and Amsterdam, the Glen Echo Group is a close-knit group of technology, media and telecommunications industry veterans who translate complex issues into public affairs campaigns.

Whether it is boosting the prominence of a brand, defining and winning a market or shepherding a new product, it is critical to be heard by the right people, at the right place, at the right time. We deliver for all our clients, from Fortune 500 companies to the smallest of start-ups and nonprofits with the same philosophy: We listen. We think. We create. We win.

In today's overwhelming, always-on media marketplace, that is no easy task. At the Glen Echo Group, we develop and execute smart strategies to assure our clients are heard and recognized by the audiences that matter. We do this by designing successful branding and thought leadership campaigns, developing and deploying targeted digital advertising, crafting compelling content for social media platforms and employing a robust earned media strategy. Simply put, the Glen Echo Group gets results.

In recent years, the Glen Echo Group was named one of PR News' top 100 elite agencies for 2022. The agency has also been awarded PRSA's Public Affairs Campaign of the Year, SABRE's Innovation Award Finalist, PR News' Pro Bono Campaign of the Year Finalist and PR News' Best Public Affairs Campaign Finalist. Glen Echo Group's Founder and CEO was named Washington Women in PR's 2019 PR Woman of the Year, PR News' CEO of the Year Finalist, PR News' Top Women in PR Awards Woman of the Year and the Women in Technology Leadership Award. For two years, the Glen Echo Group has been deemed one of Washington, D.C.'s Great Places to Work by Washingtonian Magazine and Washington Business Journal's Best Places to Work.

Maura Corbett, founder & CEO; Katie Barr, COO; Amy Schatz, sr. VP; Anne Keeney, VP; Davey McKissick, VP; Brad Williamson, VP; Christopher Shannon, creative dir.

Clients Include:

Cyber Threat Alliance
Hewlett Foundation
Palo Alto Networks
Pew Charitable Trust
University of California

Glen Echo Group in the news with O'Dwyer's:

Meta Oversight Board's Wolbers Joins Glen Echo

Wed., Nov. 8, 2023

... Rachel Wolbers Glen Echo Group has recruited Rachel Wolbers, who served as head of global engagement at Meta’s oversight...

Satterwhite Shifts to Invariant

Mon., Sep. 25, 2023

...thought leadership, issue escalation and response, and product launches Previously, she was a VP at Glen Echo Group and a staff member at the Federal Communications Commission. She co-drafted and edited the...

News of Firms: APCO Worldwide Acquires Camarco

Tue., Mar. 28, 2023

...that will further strengthen our offer to clients,” said WPP chief executive officer Mark Read. Glen Echo Group and BerlinRosen launch a joint European office in Amsterdam. The new office will offer...

News of Firms: Glen Echo Group Teams with Bowie State U

Wed., Jan. 25, 2023

... Glen Echo Group , a Washington, D.C.-based women-led agency, forms a partnership with Bowie State University, Maryland’s oldest...

News of Firms: UpSpring Picks Up Epiphany

Fri., Aug. 19, 2022

...private equity firm O2 in January, BerlinRosen has also acquired a majority stake in Glen Echo Group and diversity, equity and inclusion consultancy Onward. CommCore Consulting Group launches CommCore Capital Markets, an...

On the Move: Cognito Adds McCarthy as EVP

Mon., Nov. 15, 2021

...and chief marketing officer Eric Boester. Ellen Satterwhite Patreon brings on Ellen Satterwhite, previously vice president at  Glen Echo Group , as US head of policy. Reporting to Patreon head of global policy Laurent Crenshaw,...

On the Move: Glen Echo Hires National Geo's O'Neal

Mon., Nov. 8, 2021

... Andrea O'Neal Glen Echo Group hires Andrea O’Neal as a director. O’Neal comes to the agency from the National...

On the Move: Banner PA Names Capps Digital Strategy VP, Denver Head

Tue., Apr. 13, 2021

...strengths in traditional, digital and experiential marketing will help guide our clients toward success.” Phil Sgro Glen Echo Group brings on Phil Sgro as a director. Sgro joins Glen Echo from the Duke Energy...

On the Move: LeCronier Shops at Brad's Deals

Tue., Feb. 2, 2021

...challenges posed by COVID while building, maintaining and leading our outstanding team,” said Simon. Jesse Spector Glen Echo Group brings on Jesse Spector as a senior director. Spector joins the firm from the...

Glen Echo Adds Ways & Means Vet Rubin

Mon., Dec. 7, 2020

... Dan Rubin Glen Echo Group has added Dan Rubin, communications director at the powerful House Ways and Means Committee,...

On the Move: Shryne Group Names Yi CCO; BoardroomPR Ups Calderon to Creative Director; Glen Echo Group Brings on Perrino

Tue., Aug. 6, 2019 techniques” will allow him “to take our creative department to the next level.” John Perrino Glen Echo Group has hired John Perrino, who has served as communications director of the George Washington...

News of Firms: Mattio Completes Seed Funding; A/B Partners Debuts; Hispanic PR Assn. & CommunicationsMatch Partner; Glen Echo Earns Kudos

Tue., Apr. 23, 2019

...the type of diverse perspective essential to the success of communications programs." Maura Colleton Corbett Washington, D.C.-based  Glen Echo Group  has been named one of Washingtonian magazine’s 50 “Great Places to Work” and Washington Business Journal’s “Best Places...

On the Move: Glen Echo Hires Ex-NYC Spokesperson for Homelessness; Sloane Ups Erica Bartsch; Symantec Names Debora Tomlin CMO

Tue., Feb. 5, 2019

... Heather Janik Glen Echo Group  has brought on Heather Janik as VP. She joins the firm from hunger charity Feeding America, where...

People on the Move

Tue., Jan. 9, 2018 public relations programs to their clients,” said SmithBucklin president and CEO Matt Sanderson. Amy Schatz Glen Echo Group  has hired Amy Schatz as a director. Schatz joins GEG from USTelecom, where she was VP of...

Finzel Teams With 38 North

Wed., Jul. 22, 2015

...launched RenewPR in January, has more than 25 years of experience including stints at Glen Echo Group , Waggener Edstrom, Widmeyer Communications, FleishmanHilliard and Edelman. He served in the Dept. of Energy during...

Clinton White House Alum Launches PA Shop

Fri., Jan. 23, 2015

...Widmeyer Communications also was press secretary for Congressman Tim Valentine and executive VP at Glen Echo Group , a PR boutique. Finzel's goal is to restore "common sense to communications" for companies, alliances,...

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