Our Staff

Management Team

Richard Stern, Chairman, has extensive experience in shaping, positioning and executing critical strategies. At Forbes Magazine, he wrote about the intricacies of investments and markets producing many cover stories. He won the coveted Loeb Award, the most prestigious honor in financial journalism.

Stephanie Roumell Stern, President and Co-Founder, was an Emmy-award winning NBC-TV News producer. She earned an MBA at New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Alison Simard, President, West Coast Office, VP Media Relations. Alison joined Stern & Co. in 1993 and was part of the team that won the Public Relations Society of America’s Silver Anvil for the marketing of a new financial product for Merrill Lynch. During her tenure at Stern & Co. Alison spent 3 years as a full-time in-house consultant in the Merrill Lynch media relations department at their corporate headquarters in New York.

Support Staff

Arlene Hershman, Director of Editorial Services, formerly served as editor of Dun’s Business Month, a magazine for business executives published by Dun & Bradstreet Corp. As a freelance journalist, she has written for Fortune Magazine and Business Week, among others, as well as writing promotional materials for J.P. Morgan and Brown Brothers Harriman.

Dorothy Hopkins is a former vice president of several of the country’s leading public relations firms, managing medical/pharmaceutical as well as consumer marketing clients. Subsequently, she has worked as an independent public relations consultant to clients in the medical/pharmaceutical industry, nutrition research, book publishing and elementary educational materials, helping to organize conferences of respected nutrition research scientists.