PR firm Markstein announced the hiring of Sheila Gruber McLean as president, Mid Atlantic, and the head of their new Washington, DC office. Founded in 2003, Markstein is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.

McLean, a PR vet, has spent time with MSL, Chrysler Corp., and Michigan Governor John Engler. “Markstein’s integrated approach and strong cultural commitment to talent and client service differentiates the agency,” McLean said. “As an independent firm with a proven track record, Markstein is poised for exponential growth. Clients increasingly are seeking partners who deliver business results and are agile enough to adapt to the rapidly-changing market.”

“Our expansion into Washington, D.C. is a direct result of our high performing team’s impactful work, which has fueled the steady growth of this agency,” said CEO Eileen Jaffe Markstein. “With Sheila at the helm in D.C., we are well-positioned to continue elevating our agency’s success.  Her award-winning experience and deep commitment to exceptional client service is a perfect fit for Markstein and our clients.”