We counsel professional services firms around the world on marketing strategy.
From developing unique branding programs and articulating key practice differentiators, to raising profiles, we conceptualize and execute positioning strategies that directly impact the bottom line.
Our clients range from premier boutique law firms and other professional services firms to some of the best-known law firms in the world.
Jocelyn Brumbaugh, Founder
Jocelyn Brumbaugh’s experience includes 20+ years in marketing and communications roles at top law and financial services firms, building departments, counseling CEOs and driving strategy.
At global financial services firm Citadel, she developed the firm’s first strategic internal communications plan, including orchestrating all CEO communications and employee touchpoints.
While at top global law firm Baker McKenzie, Jocelyn oversaw the communications strategy for seven international office acquisitions. She launched numerous innovative tools for increased awareness of strategy, laterals and key marketing initiatives, including a Chairman’s blog, a global news portal and the firm’s first coordinated deal collection process.
Prior to that she built the first communications department at Foley & Lardner, including handling the communications strategy for numerous office acquisitions, and managed accounts at Edelman Public Relations.
In 2006 Jocelyn founded the Legal & Professional Services Council, which she has grown to a 500-member 501(c)(6) organization known in the legal marketing community as the source for high-quality programming on best practices in business development, marketing and communications. In 2017 she launched LPSC NextGen with content geared towards those early in their legal and professional services marketing careers.
In 2018, she was named to the Chicago Business Journal’s Women of Influence list and selected to join Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Businesses program. She graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a Bachelor of Philosophy and a focus in Integrated Marketing Communications.
She lives with her family in Western Springs, Illinois, where she serves on the village planning commission.
Mariana Krampien, Marketing Coordinator
Mariana Krampien is responsible for web and social media content creation, media relations and awards management. She is also a skilled designer.
Prior to joining the Brumbaugh Group, Mariana worked as a legal assistant for a corporate litigation boutique law firm and has experience with non-profit organizations including the French Consulate in Chicago.
She earned her M.A. in public relations and advertising from DePaul University, and her B.A. in French and communications from Valparaiso University.
She lives in Chicago.
Sara Goddard, Marketing Manager
With more than 15 years of experience, Sara Goddard is well-versed in strategic legal marketing and business development. She counsels clients on strategy, business development and large-scale marketing projects.
At international law firm Vedder Price, Sara advised the labor & employment and litigation practice areas on effective implementation of business development plans. She managed the firm-wide branding and marketing collateral program and designed and planned educational seminars for more than 1,000 clients nationwide. Sara was responsible for the creation of the department’s best practices in process improvement and project development.
Earlier in her career at law firm SmithAmundsen, Sara managed the marketing and client development functions.
She lives in Chicago.
Kristen Onesti, Print and Web Graphic Designer
Kristen Onesti is the Brumbaugh Group’s go-to print and graphic designer. Kristen has more than 15 years of experience as a highly-skilled designer who possesses a creative nature that allows her to take on some of the most challenging law firm projects and turn them into award-winning designs. She has a keen eye for layout, typography and attention to detail.
Earlier in her career, Kristen was the Senior Graphic Designer at McGuireWoods where she produced collateral and advertising materials including website design, direct mail brochures, store signage, postcards and event materials. She graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Applied Science and a focus in Graphic Design.
She lives in Chicago.
Doug Birkenheuer, Photographer
Doug Birkenheuer is a highly regarded Chicago-based photographer with more than 25 years of experience in capturing Headshots; enhancing with light to make them look their best.
Doug also approaches his work artistically; developing a loyal following among individual collectors, galleries, magazine publishers and corporations. He earned his Associates Degree from the Antonelli Institute of Photography in Cincinnati, then in 1994 relocated to Chicago, where he has built a reputation for exacting professionalism