Senior Team

RACHEL McCALLISTER

Chairman

Rachel is focused on helping MPRM’s clients craft and tell their stories. She has launched broadcast and cable networks, streaming platforms, digital media companies and iconic television series in addition to technologies that have transformed the creation and distribution of entertainment. Rachel was awarded the Publicists Guild's Les Mason Award for outstanding individual achievement and served as a Governor of the Television Academy and Americas Regional Chair of PROI Worldwide.

MARK POGACHEFSKY

President

Mark has spent his career as a champion of independent film and filmmakers, working on the festival, release and awards campaigns of some of the most acclaimed movies of the past 35 years. He has also provided personal and corporate representation to many directors, screenwriters, production companies and distributors. Mark has served on the board of Outfest and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

SYLVIA DESROCHERS

SR. VICE PRESIDENT

During her 20 year career Sylvia has worked with lauded filmmakers on countless theatrical and awards campaigns and launched films at every major festival. She also has a roster of top tier corporate clients in the storytelling space. In 2019, she shut down her agency of 11 years, Big Time PR, and joined MPRM. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

CAITLIN MCGEE

SR. VICE PRESIDENT

Caitlin, who joined the agency in 2007, leads publicity efforts for numerous clients across television, streaming, and home entertainment. She develops and executes strategic publicity campaigns for a broad range of clients including major studios, networks and streamers as well as independent producers, to help them engage with their audiences. She also leads the television awards team, overseeing both FYC campaigns and submissions. She is a member of the Television Academy.

NATALIE YALLOUZ

SR. VICE PRESIDENT

Natalie, who’s been with MPRM for over 10 years, spearheads publicity efforts for the company’s corporate, digital media, audio entertainment and technology clients. From start-ups to established brands, she works on a wide range of clients with a focus on elevating their businesses and leadership teams through strategic communication plans and thought leadership campaigns. She also leads publicity efforts on behalf of the company’s consumer products gift guide campaigns.

LISA BUSTAMANTE

VICE PRESIDENT

Lisa oversees and manages publicity campaigns for the agency’s television, digital and events clients. She has been with MPRM for over a decade and spearheads robust consumer campaigns for numerous networks, streaming services as well as editorial awards campaigns. In addition, Lisa is also a team member in MPRM’s Hispanic division – HOLA! – where she has worked on film and television campaigns. Lisa has been a Television Academy member for several years.

ELLEN KUNI

SUPERVISOR

Ellen works with clients across MPRM’s television, film, corporate and awards departments. She has been at MPRM for six years and collaborates closely with clients to help them navigate the media landscape and establish their brand. Ellen is also the co-founder of Gemmed, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides group therapy support to people struggling with eating disorders.

EMILY MERKLEY

SUPERVISOR

Emily leads consumer media relations for numerous clients within the agency's television, film, and digital practices. She has worked on a wide variety of scripted and unscripted programming across linear networks, theatrical releases, and streaming services creating bespoke press campaigns that maximize media coverage for her clients.

TIFFANY WAGNER

SENIOR CONSULTANT

Tiffany brings over 20 years of experience in the entertainment space. Her focus is on corporate communications where she develops, leads and supports strategic publicity campaigns for a roster of clients across production companies, financiers, institutions and award shows.