02/16/2015 - News Release


HORNERCOM EXPANDS PR TEAM Leading Philly-area PR Agency Brings on New Talent

Harleysville, Pa.—February 16, 2015—Hornercom, a full-service public relations and marketing communications agency, today announces the addition of three new team members to the company’s public relations team. The Philly-area top-10 public relations firm welcomes executive director Alana Suko, account supervisor Jeff Shurilla and account coordinator Chelsea D’Amore to its team. 

Suko joins Hornercom as executive director, responsible for maintaining Hornercom’s commitment to excellent client service and providing oversight for all client activities and staff. Prior to joining the Hornercom team, Suko was founder and
president of independent public relations and marketing communications consultancy Bluefin Communications. A former vice president with Weber Shandwick Worldwide, the world’s largest public relations agency, Suko is committed to developing and executing integrated public relations programs that advance clients' marketing and thought leadership initiatives through dialogue with key influencers. A graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Suko also held positions at Boston-based public relations agencies Neva Group and Rourke & Company.

Shurilla, as account supervisor, is responsible for developing and implementing strategic public relations campaigns for a roster of diverse clients. Prior to joining Hornercom, Shurilla was founder and president of Shurilla Guerrilla, a media/marketing company with a focus on social media. Previously, Shurilla was in television and radio, both on-air and behind the scenes for various stations, including Comcast in Philadelphia. Shurilla is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.

Prior to joining Hornercom, D’Amore worked as an intern with the Rosen Group, a boutique public relations firm based in New York City. D’Amore has experience working with a diverse group of brands, including Wine Spectator, the International 
Fund for Animal Welfare and The Saturday Evening Post. D’Amore recently graduated summa cum laude from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

“We are delighted to welcome these talented practitioners to the Hornercom family,” agency president Jack Horner, APR, said. “All exemplify the high standards of craftsmanship and service we have come to expect and are exceptional additions to the team.”

Hornercom’s client roster includes Carnegie Mellon University, MarketPlace Development, Pharmacy Times, Philadelphia MarketPlace Food & Shops, Physicians’ Education Resource, Rush Street Gaming, Rivers Casino, SugarHouse Casino, Tozour Energy Systems, TriState Capital Bank and more.



Hornercom is a full-service, award-winning public relations and marketing communications agency, established in 1992. The agency services a diverse client roster representing various industries, including entertainment, energy services, banking, retail and much more. Delivering integrated public relations, traditional and digital marketing strategy, social media, graphic design and promotional product distribution, Hornercom has been consistently named a Philadelphia "Top-10" PR firm by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Hornercom has earned numerous Anvils from the Public Relations Society of America and hundreds of regional communications awards. For more information, visit Hornercom.com, follow us on Twitter (@hornercom) and become a fan of Hornercom on Facebook.

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