Marissa Shorenstein, who did an eight-year run on AT&T's PR team, has joined Stagwell's SKDK unit.
At the phone company, she handled external affairs for its 17-state northern region (Maine to Illinois), along with its DC lobbying/PA outpost.
Shorenstein departed the friendly confines of Ma Bell for the global chief communications officer spot at WeWork in 2020, a time when the workspace sharing company was in the midst of organizational and financial chaos. She exited after a four-month stint.
Earlier, she served as senior manager for strategic planning and corporate communications for the New York Jets.
Most recently, Shorenstein, a one-time director of communications & press secretary for New York’s resigned governor Andrew Cuomo, directed the executive transition of the current Empire State Gov. Kathy Hochul.
At SKDK, she will take on strategic planning and business initiative duties. CEO Josh Isay called Shorenstein "one of New York’s savviest communications and political strategists.”