Glen Echo Group Adds Shane McCarthy and Bella Kerbers to Roster of Tech Policy Storytellers

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WASHINGTON, May 13, 2024 — Creative communications firm Glen Echo Group announced today the hires of Shane McCarthy as a senior associate and Bella Kerbers as an associate. Both join the firm during a new phase of growth as part of the recently unveiled Orchestra platform, a network of eight leading agency partners with wide-ranging industry expertise and expanded capabilities.

“In the tumult of an election year, Shane and Bella’s expertise will help us tell the important stories of tech in ways that decision-makers now and post-election can understand,” said Maura Corbett, the firm’s founder and CEO.

Shane McCarthy joins as a senior associate. Prior to joining Glen Echo, Shane worked for several companies in the fields of strategic consulting, government affairs, tech and communications. He also brings an international perspective to his current role, having worked as a consultant and educator in southern China. "I am thrilled to join the Glen Echo Group and look forward to the opportunity to help a wide array of tech-focused clients navigate the Washington ecosystem and make their voices heard,” said McCarthy. 

Bella Kerbers joins as an associate and, in May 2024, will graduate with a Master's in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University. She previously worked with nonprofit organizations, trade associations and academic institutions addressing complex strategic communications and agricultural policy needs. “I’m excited to join the Glen Echo Group, a team which has long been a leader in advancing equitable access to tech and innovation,” said Kerbers.


About Glen Echo Group

Named one of Washington, D.C.’s great places to work by Washingtonian Magazine and Washington Business Journal, Glen Echo Group is the go-to for clients looking for strategic, cutting-edge communications and issue advocacy. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in Chicago and Amsterdam, Glen Echo Group integrates media relations, policy expertise, coalition building, event planning, content creation and branding into campaigns for clients across the New Economy—from the Fortune 500 to the newest start-ups. No matter the client, issue or objective, Glen Echo Group delivers with the same philosophy: We listen. We think. We create. We win. Visit us at and on Twitter @GlenEchoGroup.

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