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Laura D. Simoes

Laura works primarily with healthcare, media and nonprofit clients. She is a former staff member for U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the Episcopal Church of NH and the NH Charitable Foundation. She has a B.S. in Communications from Boston University and an international M.B.A. from Hellenic American University. She has a demonstrated history of working in healthcare and corporate crisis management, public policy, nonprofits and NGO's, faith-based organizations and local, state and federal government.


Jayme Henriques Simões, Agency Head

Jayme manages client accounts and directs strategy and marketing efforts.  He founded the agency in 1999 and has grown it from two clients to more than 50.  Simões received the Advertising and Public Relations Award from the New Hampshire Travel Council twice  is past president of the Public Relations Society of America-Yankee Chapter; and in 2003 was named one of the state’s young leaders in the New Hampshire Union Leader’s “40 Under Forty” recognition. He has served on several local and statewide nonprofit boards, including the Concord Chamber of Commerce and Arts4NH. Jayme is a Chicago native, a Boston University graduate, and is fluent in Portuguese. He is a frequent public speaker - addressing PRSA, international wine conferences, chambers of commerce and meetings


  • Arts4NH

  • Concord Chamber of Commerce, Board, Committee


Tina Preston, Office Manager

Tina has more than 35 years of office management experience in both profit and not for profit business. She has worked at Louis Karno for 12 years performing client support and accounting services.


Robin Schell

Robin Schell is of counsel. She has more than 20 years of public relations consulting experience and specializes in strategic planning, effective internal and external communication, development of constituency relations programs and opinion leader identification programs.


Robin is a frequent speaker and workshop facilitator for clients, professional associations, civic groups and service organizations on a variety of topics. She has also completed a breadth of valuable work for corporations in the utilities, healthcare and other industries. A resident of Amesbury, MA, Robin graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Of Counsel

Stacey Smith

Stacey Smith has helped clients with her counseling expertise in crisis planning and problem solving, facilitation and training, developing public relations and marketing plans, and organizational dynamics and development. Stacey has particular expertise in research, specifically, problem analysis and methodology design. She has also worked with a number of clients on the issues and strategies surrounding organizational development.


Stacey graduated from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Communication and received an MS in Management, specializing in Organization Behavior from Antioch New England Graduate School. She has also served as an instructor in public relations at New England College and at Antioch New England Graduate School.

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Louis Karno, of Counsel

 Strategic communication is more than getting the media’s attention. We support our clients through public relations, new media and research to build brand, and grow business. A dream team of specialists who can help with everything from direct mail to digital advertising to video and advertising supports the firm. Our partners include:


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