Seasoned Planning Executive Brings Variety of Expertise to Growing Baltimore Marketing Agency

Online PR News – 27-March-2015 – Baltimore, MD – Stokes Creative Group, Inc., a certified woman-owned business (WBE/DBE/SBE/WBENC), is proud to announce the addition of Joan Ward, a senior planner and outreach professional with nearly two decades of industry experience, to the team. Ward joins their emerging Baltimore office as the Public Outreach Specialist, effective immediately, to help Stokes Creative Group, Inc. expand to serve their clients in the region.

“Joan has an impressive background with nearly two decades experience as a respected leader in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. We are thrilled to have her expertise in stakeholder involvement, transportation, and environmental planning—all adding incredible worth to our team,” said CEO, Joanne Stokes. “Her astute understanding of efficient public outreach and communication strategies will prove valuable to the growth and forward projection of our Baltimore office.”

Previously, Ms. Ward worked for many years as a senior planning consultant on public outreach for the I-95 Improvement Project with Express Toll Lanes (ETL) for the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA), and oversaw a $15M budget as a Town Commissioner of Bel Air, Maryland. Her early career included the development of environmental and community revitalization programs at Baltimore County and Harford County governments. She holds a Master’s Degree in Geography and Environmental Planning from Towson University.

“I am absolutely delighted for the opportunity to lead the public outreach and business development efforts in the Baltimore region for Stokes Creative Group, Inc. at such an exciting time for this growing business and the Baltimore economy,” said Ward.


About Stokes Creative Group, Inc.

Stokes Creative Group, Inc. is a full service marketing firm with more than 30 years in business, specializing in the transportation, construction, and pharmaceutical industries. Their staff's diverse expertise allows them to provide unique approaches to achieve the specific business objectives of their clients. Additionally, their goal is to help clients tell the story of their successes and triumphs as the inspiration to develop a story that will set them apart from their competitors, or help the company grow.

Stokes Creative Group, Inc. is as unique as their clientele, and has had the pleasure of working directly with industry leaders. They have offices throughout the east coast, from Florida to Massachusetts.

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