Employee-owned Mower recognized in City & State’s 2023 Political PR Power 50 rankings for New York State


Julie Thomas

Senior Account Supervisor, PR & PA Group

City & State, the premier magazine dedicated to covering New York’s local and state politics and policy, has once again included Mower in the annual Political PR Power 50 rankings. For the second year in a row, the independent advertising, marketing and public relations agency, which recently transitioned to 100% employee owned and has offices throughout New York state including Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and New York City, secured the 14th spot on the prestigious list. Mower’s prominent placement reflects the agency’s continued success in public affairs and public relations industries.

Representing New York’s most effective communications professionals in politics and government, City & State’s annual list again features Eric Mower, chairman and chief executive officer of the agency that he has guided since 1968. Another top communicator spotlighted is Mower President and Chief Operating Officer Stephanie Crockett.

Other key members of Mower’s award-winning communications team acknowledged by City & State included Vice President, Director of Public Relations & Public Affairs Gary Holmes; Senior Vice President – Director of Public Affairs John Lacey; Senior Vice President – Managing Director Mary Gendron; Senior Vice President – Managing Director Brad Rye; Director of Public Relations John O’Hara; Senior Counselors for Public Affairs Stephen Sementilli, Brendan Kennedy, and Jill Konopka; Director of Public Relations Matt Parry; and Senior Account Executive, PR/PA Austin Philleo.

Mower’s agency growth in 2022 was derived from clients in renewable energy, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, banking, tourism and crisis communications, and key clients include Carhartt, LG Electronics USA, National Grid, Northwest Bank, and Westchester County Tourism & Film. Mower’s public relations and public affairs team supports business throughout the country, with presence in other major markets including Boston, Atlanta, Charlotte and Cincinnati.

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