Geoff Redick
Geoff Redick

Baker Public Relations launches a public affairs practice. The practice will assist agency clients in such areas as winning bond votes, mounting successful election campaigns, earning public support for legislative priorities, garnering attention from key policymakers and recruiting volunteers. “By formalizing a public affairs practice, we will bring all of those important public relations campaigns under one roof and offer expanded strategy capabilities to other clients who have similar priorities for the future,” said Baker Public Relations founder and CEO Megan Baker. The practice will be led by Geoff Redick, who has been promoted from senior account executive to public affairs manager. A former political correspondent for ABC 6 News in Columbus, OH, Redick also spent several years as a general assignment and part-time political reporter at the New York State Capitol and across the Capital Region. He works with clients in the agency’s Albany, N.Y. and Pittsburgh, PA offices.

Bader Rutter

Bader Rutter, a Milwaukee-headquartered B2B marcom agency, opens an office in Chicago. The new office on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago is intended to strengthen the services the agency provides to a client roster featuring such food and beverage brands as McCain Foods, Tetra Pak and Seaboard Foods. “Chicago is the food and beverage capital of the United States,” said Bader Rutter president David Jordan. “Expanding to our new home on Michigan Avenue cements our position as a destination for the industry’s leading brands and professionals.”


PRSSA is establishing a chapter at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Support for the chapter will be provided by PRSA Boston and Douglas Haslam, account director at Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, who will serve as professional adviser. Jennie Donohue, senior lecturer & director of the Public Relations Concentration at UMass Amherst, will serve as faculty adviser. “UMass Amherst, the largest public research university in New England, is a terrific addition to the growing number of PRSSA chapters, and a stellar institution for students studying public relations and related fields,” said 2023 PRSA chair Michelle Egan.