John Glodow co-founded the first incarnation of the agency in 1974. He has been a principal of the company throughout its growth from a two-person music industry shop into a global boutique lifestyle agency, and remains actively engaged in all aspects of agency business.
Jeff Nead brought his unique skills to the company in 1988, became a partner shortly thereafter, and has been an integral part of the company’s ascension to the top ranks of the nation’s PR companies.
An accomplished musician and recording and touring artist with the British band Taxxi, Jeff was instrumental in Glodow Nead’s expansion to a more diverse array of accounts, transforming from Northern California’s premier music industry PR company to one of the foremost lifestyle PR firms in the country by forging relationships with high-profile clients such as Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurants, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Virgin Cola, Wizards of the Coast, W Hotels, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and many others.
Jeff’s unfailing ability to grasp and shape a client’s story for optimal media exposure, his wide array of national and international media contacts, and his irresistible enthusiasm for a good story have made him not only a world-class PR professional, but a favored confidante of both clients and the media.
From the inaugural flight of Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic jet to the world-wide launch of the Pokémon trading card game, Jeff has been directly in the thick of it, calling the shots and continually reinforcing his reputation as a foremost communications professional.
A Singaporean with more than 16 years’ experience in the hospitality industry in Asia, Hwee Peng drives GNC’s expansion in Asia with a wealth of strong experience and industry expertise. She has consistently engineered highly successful, strategically targeted media campaigns throughout the Asia Pacific region for international hospitality, real estate and lifestyle clients including The St. Regis Lhasa, Tibet, The Estates Samui, The Chedi Andermatt residences, Minor Hotel Group, Millennium Partners, Trump SoHo New York, and so on. Hwee Peng has secured opportunities with a number of prominent outlets including Robb Report China, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, China Daily, Bangkok Post, Travel + Leisure Asia, Conde Nast Traveler China, among others.
Prior to joining Glodow Nead, Hwee Peng served as the director of corporate communications for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific region, overseeing the communications strategy — including external and internal communications, crisis communications, and investor relations — for all of the Starwood Asia Pacific properties, including the St. Regis, Le Meridien, Luxury Collection, aloft, Sheraton, Westin and W brands. Hwee Peng splits her time between Asia and USA, and speaks English, Mandarin, Thai and a variety of Chinese dialects.
Lori Puccinelli Stern, a fifth generation San Franciscan and celebrating her 10 year anniversary with Glodow Nead in February of 2015, started her career in San Francisco after college, where she took the job as the Jr. Marketing Director for special events at the San Francisco Gift Center Pavilion. She spent three years producing, managing, and publicizing industry parties and VIP events and grew the business by 130 percent. Lori then accepted the job of PR Manager for Planet Hollywood San Francisco. Within five years, and after two promotions, she was named the National Director of Public Relations for Planet Hollywood Corporate with over 30 markets reporting directly to her.
At Planet Hollywood, she led the effort in generating strategic press exposure while garnering media awareness and positioning surrounding the global brand. Additionally, she spearheaded hundreds of press related parties, and celebrity affiliated events, world-wide promotions, and appearances. Several years later, she joined the PR division at the celebrity endorsed and proprietary product affiliated internet company, One World Live. She traveled extensively for the company while heading the PR and branding effort. She also executed celebrity/press/web affiliated events and promotions nationwide for two years. Shortly thereafter, Lori started her own Public Relations company, where she served as CEO and Founder, and represented many entertainment, business, consumer, lifestyle, luxury, and sport related clients.
Casey Shaughnessy joined Glodow Nead in 2006, after working in television for nearly 20 years. She was a sports reporter and producer for a number of network affiliates in Northern California and Florida.
At Glodow Nead, Casey has leveraged her behind-the-scenes experience to manage clients such as Boudin, Plastiki, JMA Ventures, Earth Hour, Waterbar and EPIC Roasthouse, Warren Miller Entertainment, McEvoy Ranch, and Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, for which she oversees PR for more than 40 restaurants across the country.
While managing large-scale nationwide projects for Glodow Nead, Casey has forged personal relationships with press from San Francisco to New York and everywhere in-between. Subsequently, she has secured stories on behalf of clients in such noteworthy outlets as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Associated Press, CNN, Food Network, Good Morning America and ABC’s World News with Diane Sawyer.
Drawing on her broadcast days, Casey is also uniquely equipped to provide hands-on media training for Glodow Nead’s roster of clients.
Casey is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.