Lewis hires M&C Saatchi PR’s Jen Dobrzelecki to lead New York office

Lewis has hired Jen Dobrzelecki as SVP and leader of its New York office.

Dobrzelecki is the first person to helm the new office, whose November 2016 opening reflects Lewis’ recent growth and plans for expanding its East Coast presence, she said. She is the latest in a spate of recent hires bolstering Lewis leadership on the West Coast and in Boston and Washington.

“The ideal team we’re building at Lewis would be a mix across disciplines, expertise, skill sets, and levels,” she said. “That will include strategists, media relations experts, creative’s, digital, and social.”

The New York operation currently staffs “a small but very mighty team of six,” with at least two “significant hires” expected to come on board during the first quarter of this year, Dobrzelecki said. The plan is growing the office to 12-15 people by the end of the year.