No. We’re not a food shelter. Not at all.
Let us explain our brand and how it was born.
We’re Food Shelter Public Relations. We like to think the basic needs for survival in life are food and shelter. For the last decade, we’ve been providing companies with specific fundamental tools to succeed in their respective markets.
A dynamic, tenacious team of professionals with more than 25 years of combined experience, our candid, committed approach gets results. We focus on creating unique campaigns tailored to each client, and provide large agency services while offering individual, boutique firm attention to every detail.
Whether launching a service or product, building a reputation, or reaching corporate sales initiatives, we know a targeted marketing and communications campaign is vital for future success.
Feed Minds. Build Brands.
As Co-founder of Food Shelter PR, Joanne has 20 years of experience in the corporate, agency and non-profit industries. She brings with her a firm knowledge of the hospitality and consumer industry pertaining to media, crisis management and branding on a local, regional and national level. In addition to setting the internal corporate culture for the Food Shelter office, she oversees the overall daily client programs as well as handles new business initiatives.
Prior to Food Shelter PR, Joanne was the Public Relations Director at Restaurant Associates, a Compass Group subsidiary company, where she was responsible for external day-to-day publicity, marketing and event activities, in addition to internal corporate and investor communications. She also brought her PR expertise to M Booth and Associates, Ruder Finn, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
A graduate of Pace University with a degree in marketing communications and a minor in journalism, she is currently a member of the of Les Dammes Escoffier of Philadelphia, the Women’s Culinary Guild of Philadelphia, and the International Alliance of Culinary Professionals. She also holds a blue ribbon culinary degree from NYC’s Institute of Culinary Education and has worked with well-known chefs in New Orleans, Boston and New York.
Lorraine Gimblett has 20 years of experience in public relations, event management and message development. Her expertise in media relations for national, regional, consumer, business and trade press is an invaluable asset to Food Shelter’s clients. In addition to providing strategic direction for media campaigns and client counsel, Lorraine spearheads new business initiatives on behalf of Food Shelter PR.
Prior to Food Shelter PR, Lorraine was an executive at a public relations firm in New York City specializing in commercial real estate and design publicity. She has a thorough understanding of the dynamic commercial and residential real estate market and has represented brokerage firms, property owners, developers, architects, and engineers. She also served as the Marketing Director for Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s, bottled water company, Keeper Springs, executing sound marketing campaigns and increasing brand awareness.
Lorraine earned a MA in Political Management from George Washington University and a BA from Roanoke College. She is a member of CREW Philadelphia and Co-chairs the organization’s communications committee. In addition, she is an active member of the organizing committees for Taste of Nation Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Vendy Awards.
Morgan has 10 years of experience in public relations, event planning and client management. She brings a strong knowledge of the hospitality industry and strategic campaign planning to Food Shelter where she works with local and national media.
Prior to Food Shelter PR, Morgan worked on media relations campaigns for Visit Philadelphia, focusing on leisure tourism. She also brought her client relations and event managements skills to a California tech company.
Morgan graduated from Temple University with a BA in Strategic Communications and a minor in Art History. She is an active volunteer for Share Our Strength, an organization that aims to end childhood hunger in America through the No Kid Hungry campaign. She is the co-chair of Taste of the Nation Philadelphia, an annual culinary event benefiting No Kid Hungry.
A fresh and eager addition to Food Shelter PR, Kelly’s knowledge has mostly been cultivated by the hospitality industry.
Prior to the start of her career at Food Shelter, her relevant PR experience and passion was launched by three internships including a luxury travel firm in New York City, a Hyatt hotel formerly in Philadelphia and a Jersey Shore based non-profit.
Kelly graduated from Monmouth University in 2015 with a BA degree in communication and a minor in Spanish where she held executive leadership positions such as Director of Media Relations for PRSSA and Lifestyles/ Opinion Editor for the University’s newspaper.
With over 20 years of design experience, Hudson is responsible for providing the overall creative direction, resources and products for Food Shelter PR. Through progressive thinking, comprehensive research and years of industry knowledge, he is adeptly skilled in matching strategic direction with appropriate design results.
Prior to joining the Food Shelter PR team, he was Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather and DBB Needham where he led the advertising and branding initiatives for Compaq Computer, Alta Vista, IBM, and Nestle.
Michael Boghosian strengthens Food Shelter’s financial management through sound capital spending, payroll, annual philanthropy and accounting.
By means of logic and reasoning, he is able to identify strong alternative solutions by considering relative costs and benefits of potential actions. At Food Shelter PR, Boghosian brings his remarkable ability to identify indicators of system performance in order to reach business goals.