September 14, 2012

Marcum LLP Appoints Julie Gross Gelfand as First Director of Public Relations & Communications

Marcum LLP Appoints Julie Gross Gelfand as First Director of Public Relations & Communications

New York, NY – Marcum LLP, a national accounting and advisory firm, has appointed Julie Gross Gelfand, APR, as its first Director of Public Relations & Communications. In this newly created position, Ms. Gross Gelfand will play an integral role on the firm’s senior marketing team, with responsibility for public relations programs to elevate the firm’s brand awareness nationally and in regional markets where the firm has completed mergers and acquisitions.

Previously, Ms. Gross Gelfand was Executive Vice President & Director of Public Relations at agency Harrison Leifer DiMarco, where her clients included banks, risk managers, accounting firms, insurance companies and others. Her prior experience includes the Banking & Financial Services Division of Hill & Knowlton and the Commodity Exchange on Wall Street. Ms. Gross Gelfand also served as U.S. Public Relations Director for PLAN International, a global humanitarian organization.

“At this point in the firm’s evolution, a strategic public relations initiative is essential to supporting our continued growth and to strengthening our position as one of the largest accounting and advisory firms in the country,” said Jeffrey M. Weiner, Marcum LLP Managing Partner. “We are very excited to bring Julie Gelfand onto our team to help drive the Marcum brand and shape the firm’s future.”

Ms. Gross Gelfand will be based in the firm’s Melville, NY, office.

About Marcum LLP
Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation, with offices in major business markets throughout the U.S., as well as select international locations. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum provides a full spectrum of traditional tax, accounting, and assurance services; advisory, valuation, and litigation support; managed accounting services; and an extensive portfolio of specialty and niche industry practices. The Firm serves both privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as nonprofit and social sector entities, high net worth individuals, private equity funds, and hedge funds, with a focus on middle-market companies and closely held family businesses. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive array of professional services.