MB&A Adds Three New Associates to Team

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Staff writer, web engineer, social media specialist join firm

Michael A. Burns and Associates (MB&A), a Dallas-based communications firm, is bringing a triad of talent to the B2B industry. The agency’s three newest hires, Rachel Kaufman, Sidney Owallah and Catherine Shuler have joined the firm as staff writer, web engineer and assistant account executive respectively.

As staff writer, Kaufman’s diverse writing skills, adaptability to a variety of styles and broad industry knowledge will help MB&A maintain a high level of quality writing for its clients. Her responsibilities range from media relations, to online and print marketing copy, to speech writing. Kaufman graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri with bachelor’s degrees in political science and journalism.

With a background in engineering, Owallah will continue to expand the firm’s digital footprint, in addition to supporting the design and development of client websites. He creates web applications, develops interactive emails and web portals and supports web analytics reporting. Having previously owned a web development company in Dallas, Owallah is able to bring a full-range of digital communication capabilities to the agency. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Shuler will support the agency’s media relations and social media campaigns. Her responsibilities range from building an online presence for clients, to managing social media programs, to generating press coverage for the agency’s hospitality and home furnishings clients. She also supports special event initiatives and trade shows. Shuler graduated from the University of North Texas’ Mayborn School of Journalism in Denton, Texas with a bachelor of arts in public relations and a minor in Spanish.

About MB&A
Founded in 1989, Michael A. Burns & Associates Inc. (http://www.mbapr.com) is a strategic communications firm with established strengths in business-to-business, branding and creative services. One of the leading public relations agencies in the Southwest, MB&A is the exclusive Dallas partner in The Worldcom Public Relations Group (http://www.worldcomgroup.com), the world’s largest network of independent public relations agencies.

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