Gloria “Glo” Janata is an award-winning public relations strategist, marketing communications expert and issues management specialist with more than 25 years of agency, corporate and non-profit experience, focusing on health, well-being and beauty. As president of TogoRun, she is responsible for global operations, business development and the financial management of the agency, and provides senior counsel across accounts.
Since joining TogoRun in November 2012, Glo has led the team to achieve several of the most prestigious industry awards, including TogoRun being named by PRWeek Global as 2014 International Agency of the Year and best in class for Corporate Social Responsibility. TogoRun also is shortlisted by PRWeek Global as 2015 International Agency of the Year and is driving unprecedented growth among all Omnicom agencies.
Known for her creativity, passion and drive for excellence, Glo played a pivotal role elevating corporate reputations and brands for several world-leading pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, Allergan, Schering-Plough, Bayer and Amgen. All told, programs under Glo’s leadership have won more than 220 industry awards.
Glo is also a seasoned advocate and licensed attorney, admitted to practice in Washington, DC, Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Her proudest accomplishments include serving as senior vice president for non-profit Children’s Health Fund (CHF) where she focused on driving support for policy changes to provide access to healthcare for homeless and indigent U.S. children. She currently serves on CHF’s Advisory Council.
Glo began her public relations career at APCO and Hill & Knowlton in Washington, D.C. She was also part of the original leadership team at Chandler Chicco Agency (CCA), serving 16 years in various roles including co-head of the New York office, digital lead and the first managing director of Biosector 2. Immediately prior to assuming the helm of TogoRun, Glo served as Cohn & Wolfe’s global head of health and well-being.
She lives in Nyack with her husband Hank, son Jake and two fabulous Siberian Huskies Max and Scarlett, who are said to be direct descendants of the legendary Togo…
Joe is a creative leader with over 22 years of experience in concept and strategy development for large and small interactive advertising campaigns across traditional and digital marketing, global branding and eCommerce.
Joe was most recently the vice president of creative and digital experience at Cohn & Wolfe, where he was responsible for creative direction on all projects for print and web, such as Sanofi’s Allegra sweepstakes campaign for Facebook. Joe also worked on projects for: APP (Asia Pulp and Paper), Boehringer Ingelheim, Dell, Merck, Nokia, Pozen, Sony and Walmart. In 2012 he was awarded the Web Health Merit Award for the conceptual and design work on Merck’s Project I Design website.
Previously serving as senior art director for Moxie Interactive, Joe worked on digital projects for L’Oreal’s Garnier and Maybelline brands. He also held positions at Chinnici Direct Advertising, The Food Group, IMC2, Live Person, Tigersnap Media and U-Dig.
Joe has a B.A. in Graphic Design/Illustration from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and has also completed post-graduate studies in Flash and Final Cut Pro at Pratt Manhattan Center.
Jason Farrell is a fully-integrated creative director with 25 years of experience offering a unique perspective on concept, aesthetics, and their consistency across print, mobile, web and broadcast media.
An award-winning director of films, videos, and commercials, Jason has worked with national brands such as Variety, Purina, Reynolds, Gaylord Hotels (Marriott) and Vans Shoes, as well as national musical acts Bonnie Raitt, N*E*R*D/Pharrell, OFF!, and Jonas Brothers.
Jason has a rich history in music and lifestyle marketing, branding and design, incuding packaging, websites, and hundereds of album covers. Through his work in publishing (Primedia, Variety, Deadline/ Awardsline), he has rebranded national magazines and led the creative and aesthetics of each issue.
For the last five years, Jason has brought all these skills to bear for top clients in health, wellness, beauty and aesthetics including Kythera, Lilly, L’Oréal, Johnson & Johnson, and Novo Nordisk. Recently, he concepted, produced, co-directed, and edited the video campaign for Obagi SKINCLUSION—a global awareness initiative on diversity and inclusion featuring Priyanka Chopra Jonas—which has garnered 2 PRSA Prism Awards in 2019, along with over 5 Million views and over 3 Billion impressions to date across traditional and social media.
With decades of public and media relations experience in and passion for consumer health, beauty, health & wellness, pharma & biopharma, advocacy and consumer public relations, Dawn plays a valuable role in developing and implementing a broad range of integrated national and grassroots media campaigns and marketing communications initiatives that generate results for our clients.
Her creative and strategic counsel, plan development, and the implementation of national and grassroots integrated media campaigns that generate results for clients including Obagi Cosmeceuticals, LANEIGE North America and Canada, Thermi LLC, Solta Medical and Inovio, among others.
Prior to joining VegaRun, Dawn spent a number of years leading successful public and media relations programs at agencies including Spectrum Science Communications (Astellas C3 Prize, Amgen Breakaway from Cancer), Chandler Chico Companies (The Coca-Cola Company, Allergan’s BOTOX, Juvederm, Vivite; Lap-Band; Drive 4 COPD, Nu Skin Enterprises, Get Schooled on Anaphylaxis, Rethink Varicose Veins), Edelman (Fujifilm, Dove Real Beauty campaign). Additionally, Dawn managed her own consultancy where she counseled her own roster of clients including Remington Products Company, Allstar Products Group (Snuggie, Topsy Turvy) and Russo Law Group (Elder Law, Special Needs & Estate Planning firm) among others.
Dawn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications and a double-minor degree in psychology and creative writing from Ithaca College, New York. She holds a position on the Board of Directors for 321 Empower, a U.S. and Canada charity founded by celebrity fitness trainer Ramona Braganza, with a mission of changing girls lives from survivors of India’s human trafficking to certified fitness trainers. The goal is to empower young women through the strength of mind, body, and spirit and provide them with educational skills to help them to seek employment to live healthy, independent lives.
Brittany is a Managing Supervisor and Partner at TogoRun, with 5+ years of experience in the health and wellness public relations industry. Brittany is a driven and enthusiastic public relations professional who believes that good energy is contagious and lives off of the “glass half full” mentality. Her passion for making an impact in the healthcare industry helps to drive her day-to-day work. Over her 5+ years in the industry, Brittany has worked in a wide variety of therapeutic areas for pharmaceutical and biotech companies, such as oncology, diabetes, women’s health, and infectious diseases. Brittany also specializes in beauty, skincare and medical aesthetics.
Brittany’s expertise ranges from media relations and event planning to social media and corporate communications. She has helped to spearhead several unbranded campaigns, such as Obagi’s SKINCLUSION™ and Pfizer’s Find Your MBC Voice, and has also helped to lead a variety of product launches, including Obagi’s Professional-C™ Microdermabrasion Polish+ Mask and Obagi’s ELASTIderm® Facial Serum. Brittany also played a key role in the launch of the Obagi Clinical brand into Sephora, as well as the launch of Revance Therapeutic’s RHA® Collection into the United States. Separately, Brittany helped to spearhead the inauguration of Servier Pharmaceuticals into the United States.
In her free time, Brittany enjoys furthering her “side hustle,” Britt’s Best Bites, photographing and reviewing restaurants around New England. Brittany is from Northborough, Massachusetts and is a graduate of Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.