Chairman & CEO
Bruce MacLellan is a veteran communications counsellor and entrepreneur, and was the founding President & CEO of the Proof organization over two decades ago. Bruce has provided counsel to leaders in business, government and not-for-profits and continues to apply his entrepreneurial thinking to opportunities with clients. Inside the company, Bruce is known for encouraging people to go outside their comfort zone and always look for ways to be better.
U.S. General Manager & Sr. Vice President
Mimi’s strengths lie in envisioning, implementing, and measuring the results of integrated communications strategies. While her high standards intimidate the friends of her two teenage daughters, Mimi’s tenacious nature means clients can rest easy. She has a passion for analytics and finding just the right word.
Sr. Vice President, Digital Services & Delivery
Steve is a 20-year communications veteran specializing in digital and mainstream marketing integration. He oversees the Digital & Consumer Marketing practice at Proof, and helps companies to establish their strategic course through the right balance of earned, owned and paid channels, while delivering measurable programs that ladder back to business KPIs. His experience spans numerous organizations including Pfizer, Xerox, Panasonic, Allstate, Penguin Random House, Yahoo!, and others.
Sr. Vice President, Corporate & Financial
Communicating messages in clear, compelling ways that resonate with multiple stakeholders is part of what makes Melody quickly become a part of any client team. Melody’s varied experience covers many facets: strategic planning, integrated communications, media & influencer relations, stakeholder campaigns and crisis & issues management. Her career spans both the B2B and B2C spaces, which allows her to apply many best practices to enable client success. Often her clients are in highly regulated environments, which requires a deep understanding of governments and policy implications.
Vice President, Digital Strategy
Patti is a passionate, creative marketer with over 10 years of international business experience across the private and non-profit sectors. Patti believes that brands and marketers have a responsibility to create meaningful experiences for their customers that provide value and deliver results – not just add to the noise. An avid traveler and crafter, she is happiest when learning a new skill or exploring nature with her husband, son and fur child.
Maryn has a deep love of strategic development and specializes in finding innovative creative solutions to complex marketing challenges. She has been an integral member of both agency and in-house communications teams and, with this varied background, brings a unique perspective to the table. Maryn strives to connect with clients from day one and believes that developing a strong relationship based on trust is always the key to a successful partnership.
Henri is a firm believer that integrative approaches to communications strategies are key to achieve success. He is passionate about working with high-tech companies and has taken pride in translating complex companies, services, and products into compelling stories aimed at businesses and consumers alike.
Senior Account Executive
Cate’s love of writing and public affairs makes her the ideal public relations professional. She finds a message's ability to persuade change particularly fascinating. A recent graduate of American University, Cate enthusiastically puts her degree in public relations and strategic communications to work!
Whether it’s driving the narrative around a client’s policy issue or building a hard-hitting reputation management campaign, Annie thrives on creating the most strategic communications campaigns for client success. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she keeps a healthy balance of outdoor adventuring and finding the best coffee in town.
A self-proclaimed coffee snob, Jess is passionate about social media’s potential to facilitate genuine connections between people and organizations. In her free time, Jess can be found in her kitchen trying out new recipes, binge watching shows on Netflix, and looking for her next open-mic opportunity.
Associate Account Executive
Sarah's creative mind has been the driving force for her love of all things communications. When she is not in the office you can either find her at home binge watching Netflix or out exploring the city while on the hunt for the perfect taco. A New York native, she is a night owl by trade and loves to go back home to see her family, especially her baby niece.
Associate Account Executive
Shelby’s love for communications and the digital world has blossomed into a passion for the public relations industry. A native Floridian, Shelby spends her spare time exploring her new city and the DC area. She loves planning outdoor adventures in the nearby National Parks with her book and hammock in tow.
Allison’s love of digital marketing and creative strategy makes public relations a perfect fit. A recent graduate of Washington and Lee University, she spends her time outside the office exploring Washington DC and scouting out the best pizza in the city.