Co-founder of Podcast Village, Charlie Birney, center, currently produces and hosts six podcasts: “Launch Podcast: Stories about Startups,” “Real Estate Buyers’ Tips,” “Practically Social: the Jeff & Charlie Show;” “Charlie’s Open Mic;” “Launch Financial” and “Isabel’s Bookcase.” In 26 years in the D.C. Metropolitan area he has worked as a property manager, lobbyist, permit coordinator, marketer, non-profit director, and land developer. Working for The Brick Companies he oversaw the company’s charitable policies and programs.
Co-founder and co-host Jeffrey A. Davis, APR, right, has more than 25 years of news media and national public relations experience. Founder of Baltimore public relations company J. Davis Public Relations, LLC, he has extensive expertise in corporate positioning and reputation management, particularly in media relations, media training, crisis communications and social media. He also serves as Baltimore regional editor for Capitol Communicator.
His agency experience includes Crosby Marketing Communications in Annapolis where he was senior vice president, and the former Carton Donofrio Partners and TBC, Inc. in Baltimore where he developed public relations programs for a variety of Fortune 500 corporations and brands.
Prior to entering public relations, he served as a reporter for daily newspapers in Ohio, New Jersey and Maryland. Currently a member of the National Press Club and the Counselor’s Academy, he holds the APR accreditation from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and is 2015 president of the Maryland chapter of PRSA. He holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University.
[Photo: Jeff and Charlie in the Podcast Village Gaithersburg studio interviewing Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot for an episode of Launch Podcast]
Charlie Birney – 301-452-0012 or charlie (at) podcastvillage.com
Jeff Davis – 410-916-4835 or jeff (at) podcastvillage.com