The Team

The Stevens Group team consists of highly experienced professionals who understand all facets of  PR agencies and what it takes to run them and plan for their future.  We understand the mindset of a PR agency owner and the issues being faced on a daily basis.

Our team consists of individuals who have made their mark in PR agencies, the corporate sector, the consulting sector and the legal profession.  Collectively, we provide every agency owner with such services as preparing him to sell his agency, how to maximize his business and personal assets, how to generate new business, how to protect his agency with appropriately worded  contracts and how to maximize leadership potential with targeted and talented senior managers.

Art Stevens

Managing Partner

Art Stevens literally knows the PR industry at every level and in every aspect, from the inside out and from foundation to pinnacle. Art knows what makes a PR business successful, profitable and valuable. A prolific writer as well as a dynamic executive, Art is subtle, observant and quietly creative, yet not opposed to a good measure of “brandstanding” when appropriate.
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    Rich Jachetti

    Senior Partner

    Rich joined the firm as Senior Associate in January 2015 and in October of the same year was named Senior Partner.

    Rich owned his own public relations agency for eight years and in 1987 merged his firm with LobsenzStevens. For nearly a decade, Jachetti served as an executive vice president and group manager of LobsenzStevens where he worked side-by-side with agency founder and CEO Art Stevens on, among other things, the selection and due diligence of L-S’s subsequent multiple PR agency acquisitions. 

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      David Blois

      Affiliate Associate

      David Blois founded award winning M&A Advisory in 2011 after spending sixteen years as regional director of Results International.  Continue reading

        Mike Ballard

        Senior Associate

        Mike Ballard has more than 25 years of experience in managing and/or consulting with marketing and PR firms.  

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          Gerry Corbett

          Senior Associate

          Gerry has four decades of experience in technology, corporate communications and public relations. 

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            Bill Doescher

            Senior Associate

            Bill Doescher, an award-winning communicator, has done it all in the fields of communications and public relations. Continue reading

              Amy Grotland

              Senior Associate

              Amy Grotland is a former CFO of LobsenzStevens, the top twenty-five independent firm founded by Art Stevens.   Continue reading

                Peter Heymann

                Senior Associate

                Pete brings an extremely diverse background in marketing, business development and coaching  to The Stevens Group team covering two important areas: business development and career and life coaching.  Continue reading

                  Ken Jacobs

                  Senior Associate

                  Ken Jacobs helps PR agency executives and managers empower themselves to become more skilled, insightful, inspiring, and effective leaders, to achieve breakthrough results, and meet and surpass their career, organizational and personal goals. Continue reading

                    Mark Severini

                    Senior Associate

                    Mark Severini has spent his thirty-year career in all aspects of advertising and marketing communications. Continue reading

                      Deborah Radman

                      Senior Associate

                      Radman is a 40-year veteran of the public relations business. 

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