Scott Marioni
Scott Marioni

NJ-based agency R&J Strategic Communications has promoted Scott Marioni to the role of president.

Marioni succeeds former R&J president John Lonsdorf, who founded the agency and will remain onboard full-time as chief executive officer.

Marioni, who most recently held the executive vice president title at the agency, joined R&J in 1999 and filled a series of roles, including senior account manager until he was named VP and partner in 2005.

Marioni will now take over the agency’s daily operations and will work to set its strategic vision while developing a suite of new services to meet clients’ changing needs.

Bridgewater-based R&J Strategic Communications, which was founded in 1986, rebranded in 2015 from its former moniker, R&J Public Relations, after it acquired Denville, NJ-based marketing communications firm Fifth Room Creative.