BRIDGEWATER, N.J.R&J Strategic Communications, a full service integrated marketing and public relations agency, announces the hiring of Rebecca Smith as Assistant Account Executive. Smith will be a key member of the agency’s growing health care team. She will be responsible for building and maintaining media relationships and conducting industry research and will also play a key role in client service and tactical execution of strategic communication plans.

“Rebecca’s combination of academic and real world experience made her a strong candidate for this position. She also possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills which allows her to take complex topics and transform them into clear, cohesive messages that resonate with target audiences,” said Tiffany Miller, Associate Vice President at R&J Strategic Communications. “We’re excited to welcome Rebecca to our team and look forward to her utilizing her diverse skillset to make a difference not only for our clients, but our agency as a whole.”

Prior to joining R&J, Smith served as the Public Relations and Research Coordinator at Fox Run Group, a small sponsorship and sales representation firm, where she worked closely with the president of the company to modify and perfect the company’s website and online presence as well as draft press releases and e-newsletters.

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A resident of South Plainfield, N.J., Smith graduated summa cum laude from Rider University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations. There she served as one of the founding members of Rider University’s Public Relations Student Society of America. She went on to earn a Master of Arts in Business Communication from Rider University as well.

About R&J Strategic Communications

R&J Strategic Communications is an integrated marketing services firm that consistently achieves superior results for a strong and diverse client base that ranges from divisions of large, multi-national conglomerates to regional market leaders. Based in Bridgewater, N.J., with an office in Manhattan, the company has become one of the most respected, admired and prestigious strategic communications agencies in the Greater New York/New Jersey region. R&J has earned numerous awards for its strategic communication programs and was named a “Top Place to Work in PR” by PR News, and has been named among the “Best Places to Work in New Jersey” for five years by NJBIZ Magazine. For more information about R&J Strategic Communications, please visit www.randjsc.com