GOSHEN, N.Y. (Jan. 24, 2017) – Focus Media, the largest and award-winning full-service public relations and marketing firm in the Hudson Valley, is proud to announce that Barry Rothfeld, the former president and publisher of the Poughkeepsie Journal, is managing business development on its behalf in Dutchess County.
Focus Media continues to grow in Dutchess where its clients include Bellefield at Hyde Park, The Chazen Companies, and others. “Barry’s deep roots in the county will help manage that expansion,” said Josh Sommers, president and CEO of Focus Media.
“I am excited to be working with Josh and his excellent staff,” Rothfeld said. “I am so impressed with the broad range of capabilities that Focus Media is able to provide its clients and strongly believe that this partnership will provide outstanding value to a new set of clients in Dutchess County and beyond.”
Rothfeld retired from the Poughkeepsie Journal in June 2015 after a successful 42-year career with the Gannett Co., Inc. He previously served as publisher of The Ithaca Journal, editor of the Press & Sun-Bulletin in Binghamton, and executive editor of the Poughkeepsie Journal.
In retirement, Rothfeld has remained active in the community. He serves as chair of the Board of Directors of the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region, and as vice chair of the Vassar Brothers Medical Center. He also holds board positions on the Dutchess County Economic Development Advisory Council and the Half Moon Theatre, and is a board advisor for Pattern for Progress.
He previously completed six-year runs on the boards of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Bardavon 1869 Opera House (he currently serves on its Advisory Council) and the Dutchess County Economic Development Corp., including five as chair of one of its Economic and Community Affairs sub-committee. He has completed two terms on the executive board of Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
“I am delighted to welcome Barry to the Focus family,” said Sommers. “He shares our business values, including a commitment to giving back to the community.”
About Focus Media
Focus Media, Inc. is an award-winning, full-service public relations and marketing firm specializing in market research, branding, design, collateral development, TV and radio production, media planning and placement. Since launching the company in 2002, President and CEO Josh Sommers has assembled a highly talented team of marketing experts, public relations strategists and acclaimed graphic designers that have made Focus Media a preeminent advertising agency known for its creativity, innovation and cutting edge marketing strategies. For more information, visit www.focusmediausa.com.