Alan Zakin is Principal of Alan Zakin Associates; a Public Relations and Marketing firm that specializes in Community and Government Affairs. Alan Zakin Associates has successfully implemented programs for numerous government, not-for-profit and corporate organizations. Alan Zakin combines his government and public relations experience with extensive hands-on political experience, and established AZA in order to help enable entities to meet their policy, community, and eleemosynary goals.
Mr. Zakin has personally provided strategic political advice, fundraising assistance and campaign marketing services to numerous federal, state, and local organizations. He has been engaged by organizations including municipal, county and federal government agencies, numerous Fortune 500 companies, and nonprofit organizations in areas as diverse as public policy, healthcare, libraries and museums.
He also has worked on political campaigns from U.S. President and U.S. Congress to the state legislature, county and local office. Mr. Zakin held the position of Assistant to the President for Public Relations and Government Affairs for AMNI America (now CBS Outdoor), a National Outdoor Advertising Company. In this capacity, he handled outdoor advertising issues before the U. S. Congress and community relations programs for their municipal clients.
A graduate of Rutgers University Law School-Newark, and the University of Richmond,
Mr. Zakin serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Baruch College School of Business in New York City and he is “Of Counsel” to the Florham Park, NJ law firm of Azzolini and Benedetti where he has a specialty in government and not-for-profit law. Mr. Zakin and his wife have one young son.
Tina Boyer, Project Manager
Tina Boyer is Project Manager for Alan Zakin Associates. Tina previously served as Public Relations Assistant for the Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center in West Orange, NJ where she handled the press and public relations services. She has also held the position of Clerk for the Morris County Department of Planning and Development in Morristown, NJ where she was involved with county planning and preservation issues. Tina is experienced in client relations, event planning, fundraising and project management. Ms. Boyer received her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from Montclair State University.
Amy Bryan, Creative Director / Senior Editor
Amy Bryan has been creative director and editor for Alan Zakin Associates since 1997. Ms. Bryan has created a wide range of pieces for the non-profit, corporate and government clientele. Her work has included brochures, direct mail pieces, invitations, video productions, newsletters, letterhead and logos. Ms. Bryan is highly skilled in assorted graphics applications including Adobe CS. She is also experienced in html editing, and has extensive ability and experience with commercial writing and editing in various fields including medical, printing, private consulting, telecommunications and political.
Jhanna Even, Grant Writer / Editor
Jhanna brings over 15 years of experience in fundraising, special event planning, marketing and public relations to Alan Zakin Associates. For the last seven years, Ms. Even has worked on AZA’s not-for-profit practice; assisting with the preparation of feasibility studies, grant requests and capital campaigns. Prior to her time at AZA, Ms. Even was Director of a New York-based community relations organization, where she was engaged in fund-raising and public relations efforts. Ms. Even holds an MA in International Relations, American University in Washington, DC.
Rachel Bradley, Project Associate
Rachel Bradley is Project Associate for Alan Zakin Associates, working with direct mail, media production and media outreach. Rachel received her B.S.Degree in Education from Seton Hall University and is trained as a special education teacher.