RMC is fortunate to work with experienced, independent professionals who team to meet a client's specific needs. Our partners include:
Sarah Fuhrman has 25 years’ experience in communications, writing and journalism. For the past decade, she has focused on helping trade groups and companies evaluate their online brand and issues environments and respond to ensure their voice is heard and can be shared. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, she began her career reporting for The Associated Press in Latin America and the U.S., and then worked as communications director on a closely watched Senate campaign. As SVP/Partner at v-Fluence, she led its Energy and Corporate Social Responsibility practices, and chaired the national Corporate Social Responsibility Section of PRSA. Sarah has helped clients respond to online attack campaigns, including challenges to the health benefits of soy, and scares about lead, plastics, plant-based pharmaceuticals and more. She is a graduate of Tufts University.
Cheryl Brolin Byrne
Cheryl Brolin Byrne focus on issues management and a particular expertise in the online environment and in food, particularly dairy. Previously, she was Food and Ag sector leader and SVP/Partner at v-Fluence Interactive. There, she worked with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association – beginning with the mad cow crisis and expanding into other issues; Syngenta, maker of crop protection products; Fresh Express, during a salmonella crisis; and Monsanto, including Biotech Acceptance. Cheryl began her career as a press secretary to Boston Mayor Raymond Flynn. She served as assistant communications director for Handgun Control, Inc. on passage of the landmark Brady Bill and the ban on assault weapons, and as public affairs director for OSHA during regulatory reform in the 1990s. She provides pro bono counsel to women-owned businesses nationwide. Cheryl graduated from Northeastern University.
Allison Ryan began her career in broadcast news as an assignment editor and producer before moving to public relations and communications consulting. During her tenure at a leading independent agency, Allison focused on brand-building public relations for companies such as Cincinnati Children’s, Kroger, Starkist, Birds Eye and Macy’s, and led national media relations efforts for product and service brands. Combining her experience in the newsroom with that of a strategic communicator, Allison has trained dozens of executives and celebrity spokespersons for national media tours, targeted news interviews, and for issues and crisis situations. She also has contributed her time to support charitable causes including Dress for Success and Cincinnati Golfers for Charity. She is a Miami University (Ohio) graduate.
Krystan Krailler has seven years' experience in communications, media relations, writing and journalism. She worked as an editorial assistant and reporter covering local government, features and breaking news before entering public relations. As a consultant, Krystan has worked for communications firms specializing in public affairs, public relations, event planning and media relations. She has experience with local and national media relations (traditional and online), community outreach, issues education and brand launch campaigns for healthcare, non-profit and professional services clients; as well as monitoring and reporting on issues for the dairy industry. She also contributes her time and communications skills to support Women Helping Women in Southwest Ohio as Communications Committee Chair. She is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University.