President, Zohny Public Relations
With nearly 15 years of communications experience, Josephine “Josie” Zohny is an expert in the areas of public relations, branding, marketing, promotion, media relations, crisis management radio and publishing in the non-profit, entertainment, fashion, hospitality and corporate sectors.
Whether dealing with established entities, or promising up-and-comers, Josie has a keen talent for crafting stories that pique the interest of the public and media. Josie has worked with clients as varied as TGI Friday’s, International Child Art Foundation, The Source Magazine, VH1, A&E, Bravo, the WuTang Clan, ReThink NYC, Pras Michel (of the Grammy-winning Fugees), celebrity socialite/philanthropist Denise Rich and more. Her clients regularly appear in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Esquire Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press and on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, among other outlets
Josie holds a Bachelor’s degree from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in the fields of Music Business, Writing (with an emphasis on Creative Non-fiction) and Race & Ethnic Studies. She also studied at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Just as she approached her studies from an interdisciplinary standpoint, she approaches press and publicity campaigns in the same way - branding clients in a multi-tiered fashion and engaging potential consumers.
Senior Account Executive
EJ Grant has nearly 10 years of experience working in public relations and is highly capable in pitching, writing and crisis management.
Since joining Zohny Public Relations, EJ’s unparalleled knack for marketing and social media has allowed him to work with clients in nearly every sector ranging from fashion to technology to startups to real estate.
Before joining Zohny Public Relations, EJ worked on advertising campaigns in Tampa, FL for notable clients where he developed social media strategies and PR efforts.
A self-proclaimed “science junkie,” EJ’s diverse background includes a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science, a rare asset in the world of PR that allows him to be exceptional in his ability to uniquely understand and execute public relations campaigns for health-related organizations.
Lori Della Valle
Social Media Director
Lori Della Valle is a social media trend-setter with experience in advertising, marketing, publishing, event planning, video production and artist management. A native of New York City and fluent in both English and Spanish, she is able to seamlessly engage a diverse, mulitcultural audicence, using her expertise to help both established and emerging brands.