Giving Thanks This Holiday Season

On behalf of everyone at Stanton, thank you for your friendship, confidence and partnership throughout the year.    

This holiday season, we will reflect your kindness through our own actions towards others, your partnership through our support for neighbors in need, and your faith in us through our prayers for peace.  

Our sincere thanks and best wishes during this important and enriching season. Here, our team shares what they are most thankful for as we celebrate a holiday of appreciation.  

“I am very thankful that it’s been another year, and I am still a part of two happy families: one at work, where I am lucky to spend my time with intelligent and caring people, and one at home, where I always feel safe and loved. This Thanksgiving, I wish for everyone on this planet to feel safe and loved and to be able to live in peace and in good health with their loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!” 

-Dana Cotanis, Bookkeeper and Administrator 

“This year has been rich in lessons, driving my personal and professional growth. It has deepened my appreciation for the steadfast support of my family and friends, a community that I can always rely on. An additional joy has been having loved ones move closer, bringing immense comfort through their proximity. Finally, I’ve been given the gift of reconnecting with nature, reminding me of our ability to seek beauty in even the harshest environments.” 

-Rebekah Eskandani, Account Manager 

“This year I am grateful for time with family, friends and the opportunity to work with such wonderful and supportive colleagues. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!” 

-Cara Greene, Senior Advisor 

“I’m thankful for my family, friends, and good health. Over the past year, I’ve experienced significant personal and professional growth, from moving into my new apartment to joining the Veterans Affairs account team. I am especially grateful for Stanton Communications. Everyone — my supportive colleagues, my managers, and our inspiring leaders — have been instrumental in my personal and professional journey. I am also thankful for the wonderful clients we serve every day.” 

-Tory Hyde, Assistant Account Executive 

“I am thankful for the chance to work in such a collaborative and supportive professional environment. As I learn how to survive living on my own in the nation’s capital, I am grateful for friends, family, holiday markets and the Baltimore Orioles. Cheers!” 

-Sarah Kruhm, Assistant Account Executive 

“I am grateful for the stranger’s smile and the random acts of kindness that I witness. In a world that seems increasingly hostile at a macro level, these small acts remind me that most people are good and well-meaning. It fills me with optimism, which itself is a gift.” 

-Donna Leinwand Leger, Senior Consultant 

“As I undertake this annual exercise of reflection, I am profoundly moved by the transformative nature of this past year. I find myself overflowing with gratitude for the abundance of community, love, friendship, and unwavering support that has touched every aspect of my life, both on a personal and professional level.” 

-Eliza Levy, Senior Account Manager 

“I am thankful for my family, my friends, my health and Stanton this year. I’m grateful for the personal connections that enrich my life and the professional opportunities that continually inspire my growth and learning. The people of Stanton have been so supportive, welcoming and a great team to work with, and I am forever thankful for my personal support system. Here’s to celebrating gratitude and the blessings that fill our lives this season.” 

-Mary Lloyd, Intern 

“I’m thankful for many things, but especially my family, friends and good health. 2023 has been a transformative year, both personally and professionally. I’m grateful to Stanton for taking a chance on me as an intern this summer and then as a full-time employee. The team has truly been amazing, and I feel honored to learn from them. I’m looking forward to the year ahead and am thankful for the support from my colleagues at Stanton.” 

-Riley McCarthy, Account Coordinator 

“This year, I’m grateful for new beginnings. I’ve been fortunate enough to have exciting opportunities come my way in 2023 — one of the biggest being the start of my journey at Stanton Communications. I’m extremely thankful not only for this but also for the support of the people around me, including my wildly talented new team.” 

-Olivia McCormick, Senior Account Executive 

“This year, there is so much to be thankful for. Professionally, I feel incredibly grateful to work alongside such brilliant and creative professionals who not only amaze me with their endless capabilities, but also inspire me to bring my full self to work each and every day. Personally, it was also a very exciting year, as I got married on June 3rd and enjoyed a beautiful honeymoon in Italy. It has been a year full of special moments both at work and at home, and I am thankful to everyone who has played a role in shaping this monumental year.” 

-Sarah Orzach, Account Manager 

“I am grateful for new opportunities that further ignite my passion for this work. Next year marks my 25th anniversary with Stanton Communications, and I enter it with renewed enthusiasm for our clients and our team. These years have given me a valuable perspective on what a gift it is to work with talented colleagues to tell the stories of the extraordinary organizations we have the privilege of supporting. That is what I will be toasting this Thanksgiving.” 

-Lori Russo, President 

“I am sincerely grateful for the people of Stanton who share their talent, energy and insights with me. Thanks to them, I am learning every day. I also am grateful for our partners around the world who collaborate with us on global mandates. The opportunity to think and work with them as one team is a gift of immeasurable value.” 

-Peter Stanton, Founder and CEO 

“This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for my health, family and friends. I am grateful for a fulfilling career that wouldn’t be possible without my colleagues at Stanton Communications. I am thankful this season to be surrounded by love and support.” 

-Julia Telford, Account Executive 

“I’m thankful to work alongside such incredible teammates, partners and clients every day, who are always full of big ideas and energy.” 

-Emily Wenstrom, Senior Vice President 

Happy Holidays! 

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