Joele Frank Named Public Relations Firm of the Year by The Deal

Joele Frank was named Public Relations Firm of the Year for 2019 by The Deal at its annual awards ceremony in New York. The Deal Awards recognizes leaders and innovators in the world of deal-making. The firm also received awards for Activist Campaign of the Year (Papa John’s), Most Innovative Deal of the Year (Dell – VMware) and Private Equity Deal of the Year (athenahealth). The awards follow the review of hundreds of nominations across dozens of categories and sectors, individuals and firms by The Deal's staff of reporters, editors and data analysts.

Jim Golden Receives 40 Under 40 Recognition

Jim Golden, a Partner at Joele Frank, was recently named one of PR Week’s 40 Under 40. According to the magazine, “these standout communications professionals are ready to lead the industry into the future by embracing innovative strategies and sharing their expertise with others starting out in PR.” Jim was cited for his work over the last 15 years in advising high-profile companies on complex, potentially thorny situations, such as M&A, shareholder activism, crisis, litigation support and bankruptcy.

Andi Rose and Allison Sobel Named to NIRI’s Inaugural “40 Under 40” List

Andi Rose, a Partner at Joele Frank, and Allison (Monat) Sobel, a Senior Account Executive in the firm’s New York office, were recently named to the inaugural class of the National Investor Relations Institute’s “40 Under 40” recognition program. The NIRI 40 Under 40 Program honors the most talented young individuals in the investor relations community and recognizes young professionals who have made noticeable contributions to their companies, communities, the IR profession and to NIRI.

Joele Frank Named Financial Agency of the Year

Joele Frank was named the 2019 Financial Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report at the North American SABRE Awards in May, marking the third time in five years that the firm has received the award, which recognizes superior achievement in the field of financial communications in North America. The firm was selected as the winner following an exhaustive research process involving more than 150 submissions and 50 face-to-face meetings with the best PR firms across the U.S. and Canada. Joele Frank was previously honored by The Holmes Report as Financial Agency of the Year in 2017, 2016 and 2012, Global Corporate/Financial Agency of the Year in 2017 and Crisis Firm of the Year in 2009.

Firm Founder Joele Frank Receives Outstanding Individual Achievement Award

Joele Frank, a founder and the managing partner of our firm, received an Outstanding Individual Achievement SABRE Award from The Holmes Report on May 7, 2019. In honoring Joele with the award, Paul Holmes noted her important role in building “one of the strongest independent public relations firms in the nation, a leader in the high-stakes capital markets sector and a fixture at the top of the league tables that track success in the mergers and acquisitions arena.”

Allison Sobel Named President of NIRI NY NextGen

Allison (Monat) Sobel, a Senior Account Executive in Joele Frank’s New York office, has been named President of the NIRI NY NextGen Committee. NIRI NY Next Gen is a sub-group of the National Investor Relations Institute’s New York chapter geared specifically to meet the needs of up-and-coming investor relations professionals who are newer to the workforce and have been in IR for less than five years.