RDW Group names three new partners

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Christopher DiSano, Giselle Mahoney and Michael Masseur, all former residents of Warwick, have been elected partners at RDW Group, Inc. an integrated communications firm, James J. Malachowski, RDW chairman & managing partner, has announced.

“Chris, Giselle and Mike are outstanding individuals who have contributed greatly to the success of RDW Group,” said Malachowski. “We invited them into our partnership because of their expertise, hard work, dedication and leadership potential. We expect these new partners to play a substantive role in guiding our firm forward, helping us grow, and creating new opportunities for everyone at RDW.”

DiSano has been with RDW since 2014 and serves as vice president, client services innovation. He leads account teams for a number of the agency’s premier higher education clients throughout the country. In addition, DiSano is responsible for agency-wide account staffing and employee education, focusing on aligning staff skill sets with client needs, while driving fresh approaches in account service. A former practicing attorney, he holds a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law and a B.A. in Sociology from James Madison University DiSano also is a nationally-recognized college basketball analyst for the University of Rhode Island Rams men’s basketball team and the Atlantic 10 Conference/Cox Sports New England; founded one of the nation’s most reputable college basketball blogs, College Chalktalk (2007-2015); and has hosted the Atlantic 10 Conference’s Media Day at Barclay’s Center (Brooklyn) and PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh) on multiple occasions. He resides in Richmond, RI, with his wife and two children. DiSano is the son of Laura and Dennis DiSano, formerly of Warwick, and graduated from Pilgrim High School.

Mahoney, a senior account executive, came to RDW Group in 2017. In her role, she is entrusted with building client relationships, supporting strategy development, and leading the day-to-day execution of tactics. Mahoney has more than 12 years of marketing, public relations, and communications experience, having worked with non-profit, government, and private organizations in areas particularly focused on public service, healthcare, workforce development, and B2C. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and has been a board member of the Southeastern New England Chapter PRSA since 2013, serving as its president in 2014; she currently serves as treasurer and president-elect. Mahoney is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, holding a B.A. in English. She resides in North Kingstown, with her husband and son. Mahoney is the daughter of Donna and Joe LaFrance of Warwick, and graduated from Warwick Veterans Memorial High School.

Masseur joined RDW in 2011 and was promoted to director-public relations in 2018. In this capacity, he leads the agency’s public relations group, provides strategy and oversees integrated account relationships for clients in the healthcare and energy sectors, and orchestrates new business efforts. A member of PRSA, Masseur served two terms as president of the Southeastern New England Chapter PRSA, was co-chair of the 2019 PRSA Northeast District Conference, and is the 2019 chair-elect for the PRSA Northeast District. He is a recent graduate of Leadership Rhode Island, Omicron II class. A graduate of Keene State College with a B.A. in Journalism and a minor in Business Administration, Masseur resides in Douglas, MA, with his wife and three sons. He is the son of Elizabeth and Donald Masseur of Warwick and is a graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School.

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