Team – Acclaim Communications

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Acclaim is comprised of some of the region’s leading experts in marketing, public relations, media, content development, web and design.

Joe Mosbrook

Joe Mosbrook

Managing Partner

With more than 20 years of marketing, media and public relations experience in Cleveland, Managing Partner Joe Mosbrook has guided a wide range of Fortune-500 companies and large non-profits through a myriad of brand and reputational issues, ranging from national communications strategies to targeted marketing plans. He has served as media spokesperson for FirstEnergy Corp., Lincoln Electric, Moen Incorporated, Cleveland State University and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.

Joe drove an extensive public relations campaign that reshaped the faltering image of Cleveland State, which is now widely regarded as a great Ohio comeback story. When he represented Norwalk Furniture in the throes of bankruptcy during the Great Recession, BusinessWeek magazine credited Joe’s efforts as the tipping point that saved the century-old company. Joe now works with a variety of organizations, giving their brands a unique voice to targeted audiences.


Tammy Cameron

Tammy Cameron


With more than 20 years of marketing, branding, and communications experience, Tammy has helped middle-market companies build strategies to achieve their business goals.

Whether it’s helping marketing and sales teams with goal alignment, overall marketing strategies and integrated campaigns, digital and content marketing, social media, and websites, her experience and energy drive results. Tammy has experience working with companies in the following fields: professional and financial services, real estate, retail, manufacturing, and optical.


Jenni Dixon

Vice President

Jenni Dixon has more than 15 years of experience developing robust, impactful
communications strategies for Northeast Ohio executives and major organizations.

She began her career in the banking industry, advancing key internal and executive communications programs and strategies. Her interest in non-profit institutions led her to University Hospitals, where she oversaw internal communications for the health system. In this capacity, she led the creation of the organization’s executive communications program and served as the health system’s chief speechwriter, developing all remarks, presentations and messaging delivered by
the chief executive officer. Jenni later expanded her expertise to encompass development communications and assumed responsibility for all communications surrounding the health system’s historic $1.5 billion fundraising campaign. 

Outside of her contributions to Cleveland’s healthcare community, Jenni has lent her expertise to a wide range of non-profit organizations and corporations, providing strategic communications counsel in the development and execution of complex marketing plans that drive revenue, enhance awareness and grow brand equity.

Jenni holds an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and a BA in English from Kent State University.

Dennis Lafferty

Senior Advisor

For the past four decades, Dennis Lafferty has been on the front lines of Cleveland’s enduring transformation, driving nearly every step of the process. Crain’s Cleveland
Business named him one of Cleveland’s most influential people, and City Hall awarded him a Key to the City for his unparalleled service.

As vice president of the Greater Cleveland Growth Association, he was instrumental in the real-estate and development initiatives that created the Gateway District, Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena. Since then, Dennis has been extensively involved in the development of the Breakthrough Schools, BVU, the Cuyahoga County Port Authority, the Huntington Convention Center, Leadership Cleveland, Destination Cleveland, the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, the Greater Cleveland Food bank, United Way, Laketran, the Republican National Convention and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, where he was granted a lifetime membership for his role in its development.

Dennis served as Cleveland office administrator of Jones Day, where he helped create one of the largest law firms in the world. The firm assumed a leadership role in Cleveland’s renaissance, paving the way for extensive redevelopment and a renewed commitment to public-private partnerships that reshaped the city. As principal of Regional Strategic Consulting, Dennis worked with The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland State University, Cleveland Leadership Center, Karamu House, the Committee of Economic Inclusion of the Greater Cleveland Partnership and Community Partnership for Arts and Culture.

Today, now with the Bernie Moreno Companies, Dennis continues to drive transformational change in Cleveland, including the setting of Blockland – a project aimed at making the city a national player in the growth and development of blockchain technology. Dennis earned a bachelor’s in business administration from Youngstown State University and performed graduate casework in urban studies at The University of Akron.

Kenneth D. Dowell

Senior Adviser

David Roll

Director of Design

David Roll

Melissa Smrdel

Senior Designer

Melissa Smrdel

Molly Johnson

Account Supervisor

Jessica Studeny

Account Supervisor