Thursday, June 23, 2011

PCG Congratulates David & Kelly Cousineau on Birth of Baby Madeleine

A beautiful bundle of joy entered into the world this week. Madeleine Marie Cousineau, the daughter of PCG Project Director Kelly Cousineau and her husband, David, was born on June 20th at 2:47 p.m., weighing in at 7 pounds and 4.8 ounces.

Mommy and baby are doing well, and all of us at the office couldn’t be more excited for the Cousineaus. Congratulations to Kelly & David.

Exciting times are ahead and we look forward to meeting Madeleine soon.

Friday, June 10, 2011


We’re excited to have once again had the opportunity to work with the great team at the IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) Society on the Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC). This year’s 61st annual conference was held May 31 through June 3 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in sunny (and already hot!) Orlando, Florida.
While we provide general marketing communications support for the conference, including promoting registration and calls for papers, another one of our major roles is to develop the branded CPMT luncheon. This luncheon, a special event in the ECTC conference program, is an opportunity for the Society to take a moment to honor the outstanding engineers and scientists who continue the profession’s progress into the future.

As part of our work with the luncheon, we develop a theme to make the luncheon memorable for the nearly 900 international attendees. This theme carries through the award recipients’ souvenir posters to the tchotchkes for luncheon attendees. Given that we were in Florida, the theme for this year’s luncheon was “The Majors.” Attendees had the opportunity to show off their golf knowledge with the branded CPMT presentation featuring golf trivia and facts – and good luck trying to find a CPMT golf ball by the time the luncheon was over! (Apparently we had some avid golfers in the room!)

One of our favorite parts about this conference is having the opportunity to talk with CPMT members and staff, especially those we’ve been working with frequently in the months and weeks leading up to the conference.

Here’s to another successful conference and CPMT luncheon – and watch out for those CPMT golf balls out on the links!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Introducing George Burke

Our newest team member is George Burke, who just joined us as Senior Program Manager. He seemed an ideal fit because of his trade association and public policy background. Before coming aboard he was public relations manager at the American Council of Life Insurers, and earlier spent five years on the Hill as press secretary for a New York State Congresswoman. He graduated from Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., with a degree in political science.

George was also a Division I baseball player in college, plays several instruments and is something of a serious cook. He is now attending culinary school part time.

Join us in welcoming George to the group. We think you’ll enjoy getting to know him.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Congratulations, Nathan!

We’re proud to announce that Nathan Petrillo, a Senior Program Manager at PCG, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Construction Writers Association for a two-year term. Nathan has deep roots in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) industry, having spent most of his career providing support to organizations involved with the built environment. At PCG, he has provided communications services to construction-oriented trade associations and major commercial companies. In addition to his other talents, he is our go-to strategist and writer for projects related to energy, infrastructure, construction, engineering, STEM education and related issues.

CWA is a non-profit international organization that provides a forum for journalism, photography, marketing and communications professionals in all segments of the AEC industry to connect with other professionals and enhance skills through education.

Way to go, Nathan!