McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations has promoted Jessica Darden and Dan Schlacter to senior account supervisors. They were previously account supervisors.
“Dan and Jessica have grown as leaders at MP&F and contribute daily to the successful results we achieve for our clients and for our firm,” said partner Katy Varney. “Their sharp focus and dedication to providing excellent service have made them leaders in their professional lives and in the Nashville community.”
Darden has worked for a number of different clients in various industries during her 10 years at MP&F, including health care, retail, government and the nonprofit sector.
Darden’s specialties include research, event planning, community relations, grassroots campaigns and materials development. Her current clients include the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and the Amp Coalition. She was also a member of the MP&F English Only campaign that helped defeat an amendment that would have made English the only allowable language for use by Metro government. This campaign received a Silver Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America, the top national honor given by the organization.
Darden is a Nashville native and has been involved with several local organizations over the years, such as The Junior League of Nashville, The Tomorrow Fund and The Oasis Center. She has also served on the boards of local nonprofits All About Women and Generation Tennessee.
She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications.
Since joining MP&F nine years ago, Schlacter has worked on various projects, including health care policy awareness for PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America), alternative fuel messaging for General Motors and strategic communication services for the Nashville Public Library Foundation. Schlacter has worked on three statewide methamphetamine education campaigns for the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference, and is involved with national and regional projects for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program.
He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and currently serves as the chief information officer for the Nashville Region University of Tennessee Knoxville Alumni Chapter board.