We have been consistently named as one of the top firms serving nonprofit organizations: City & State’s Political PR Power 50 and Observer’s Pr Power 50.

The latest news.

We are focused on telling our clients' stories, but once in a while we have news of our own.

Lauren Mannerberg Joins anat. as Account Executive

Lauren's headshotWe are excited to welcome Lauren Mannerberg as the newest Account Executive at anat.
Previously, Lauren worked in the executive chamber in New York state government handling communications for the Governor’s office. Prior to that, she worked for Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul as Director of Operations, where she managed the Albany office. There she developed and cultivated relationships with constituents, local elected officials, government agencies, non-profits, advocacy groups, and the media, to promote New York State policies and initiatives.
Lauren began her career at the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) labor union in their Legislative & Political Action department advocating on behalf of a diverse spectrum of workers. Lauren is a graduate of the University at Albany, where she received her bachelor’s degree in political science & journalism, and her master’s degree in public administration from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. 

Welcome, Nasreen!

Nasreen headshotWe are excited to welcome aboard our newest Account Executive: Nasreen Hussain.
Nasreen has a background in both television, production, and higher education administration. Previously, she helped to bring local stories to viewers across the tri-state area with more than a decade of experience in broadcast journalism at organizations including News 12, FiOS1 News, Fox 5 NY, and CNBC.Additionally, she served as the Assistant Director for Student Success at Pace University. 
Nasreen is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English, and a master’s degree in communications. She volunteers her time and expertise to several organizations including the Rutgers Club of New York City, Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity, and A Walk To Believe. She is a Jersey Girl who splits her time between the Garden State and New York, and spends her spare time baking, traveling, and attending concerts.

Observer’s 2022 PR Rising Stars

Lynsey Billet headshotObserver named Senior Account Executive Lynsey Billet as one of its 2022 PR Rising Stars. Lynsey works in our advocacy and health and behavioral health practice areas, supporting clients such as Community Access and The Workers Circle. Before joining our team in 2016, she worked in in nonprofit advocacy, lobbying, and research.

View the full list of 2022 PR Rising Stars

Introducing Practice Areas

Our firm has grown over the past year—we’ve welcomed a number of new clients and brought on some amazing new colleagues. We continue to be extremely fortunate to exclusively support nonprofits and to do work to advance individual missions and the whole sector. We’re proud of a recent Crain’s cover story we placed about the need to address contracting and on-time payment issues for the sector.

Given the growth of our firm and the diversity of nonprofits we serve, we have created specialized practice areas in advocacy, arts and culture, community development, health and behavioral health, and social services. Managing our work through practice area teams will build our expertise and enable us to even better serve our clients. 

Moving forward, our newsletters and Insights will look a bit different. Our practice teams will take turns offering their advice and expertise to support your work. If you know someone who would benefit from this type of advice, please invite them to sign up for this newsletter at the bottom of this webpage. 

City & State’s Political PR Power 50

Jeff and Anat's headshots. The text reads: City and State, The 2022 Political PR Power 50, 12. Anat Gerstein & Jeff Simmons. President, Executive Vice President, Anat. We are excited to announce that City and State New York once again named Jeff and Anat to its Political PR Power 50—this time as #12! 

We are proud of our advocacy communications, which help our clients achieve policy goals, win funding, and more. 

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!