03 Apr Lambert, Edwards & Associates Announces Grand Rapids Promotions
Grand Rapids, Mich. – April 3, 2017 – Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A), one of Michigan’s top-ranked public relations agencies and the state’s largest investor relations and public affairs firm, today announced the promotions of Chea Jackson to director, and Megan McCarl and Tyler Deur to senior associate.
Jackson joined the team in 2011 and supports a number of accounts within health care, science and technology, nonprofit, and manufacturing sectors. Over the course of her career, she has played a key role in driving the development and execution of comprehensive communications plans for a diverse range of clients, including MPI Research, an industry-leading early stage drug development contract research organization, and Van Andel Institute, a leading biomedical research institute known for breakthrough discoveries in cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. Jackson holds extensive experience in local and trade media relations, campaign development, internal communications, event planning and social media management.
She also has been involved with several local organizations, including the Association for Corporate Growth of Western Michigan, Michigan State University Club of West Michigan and the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon. Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising with a specialization in public relations from Michigan State University.
Since joining the team in 2013, McCarl has supported clients in a variety of industries including food and beverage, education, healthcare, construction, real estate and business. She focuses on day-to-day account support while connecting with local, regional and national media, executing new product launches, and managing cause marketing campaigns and projects. During her time at LE&A, Megan has landed multiple features in national outlets such as LIVE! With Kelly and Michael, SELF, Men’s Health, Huffington Post and O! The Oprah Magazine.
McCarl is currently a member of the communication committee for the Humane Society of West Michigan and is an active member of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). A graduate of Grand Valley State University, she earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations and advertising with an emphasis in public relations.
Deur joined LE&A in 2013 and provides support for all of the firm’s investor relations clients, ranging from micro-cap to mid-cap and covering a wide range of industries. His responsibilities include peer and financial analysis, industry research and analysis, investor and media outreach and relations, conference call logistics, press release drafting, editing and distribution, quarterly earnings process facilitation, and digital and social media implementation for clients. He also manages logistics for LE&A’s SMID-West investor conference, held annually in Chicago.
Tyler currently serves on the communications committee for the Creative Youth Center, a local nonprofit that provides free educational and creative writing programs for students attending in Grand Rapids. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Calvin College with emphases in finance and marketing, and a minor in journalism.
About Lambert, Edwards & Associates
LE&A (www.lambert-edwards.com) is a top-10 Midwest-based PR firm and a top-15 investor relations firm nationally with clients based in 20 states and six countries. As Michigan’s largest PR firm – with offices in Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit – LE&A serves middle-market companies and national brands across a wide array of industries and is the state’s largest bipartisan public affairs firm. LE&A has posted 18 years of growth, been named PR Week and PRNews Small Firm of the Year, honored as an Edward Lowe “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” and earned Crain’s “Michigan’s Healthiest Employers” and “Coolest Places to Work” awards. LE&A is also a global partner in PROI Worldwide, the largest partnership of independent PR firms in the world spanning 120 cities on five continents. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @LambertEdwards.