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Xanthus Communications >> Who we are
Who is behind Xanthus Communications?
Patricia M. Vaccarino— Managing Partner

Ms. Vaccarino has been a public relations professional working with a wide range of national and international clients since 1985. Her greatest strengths are strategic planning, knowledge of International communications, ability to coordinate teams in multiple locations, and creativity. She has handled the complete range of public relations activities from managing worldwide campaigns for large global companies to developing public relations strategy for small companies, startup ventures, non-profit associations, foundations, and individuals. She has organized conferences, trade shows, symposia, seminars, and special events for 25 to 10, 000 participants.

Positions held by Ms. Vaccarino include director of business development for Girvin Strategic Branding & Design. She has been a public information specialist at the University of Washington where she worked with research scientists who focus on vaccine delivery programs for AIDS, Genomics and biodefense initiatives. Ms. Vaccarino was the director of public relations for 360 Powered Corporation, an Internet/intranet infrastructure company developing groundbreaking search technology. Ms. Vaccarino was also the vice president of communications and founding member of PublishingOnline. While at PublishingOnline, she built the communications department from the ground floor. As a member of the business development team, she negotiated contracts with publishing firms throughout the world, many of which were larger in scale than the company originally contemplated. These endeavors helped take the company from obscurity to becoming ranked number four among top book sites on the Internet.

Ms. Vaccarino knows how to tell a good story. She has written extensively in every professional format including award-winning film scripts, press materials, articles, speeches, web sites, and marketing collateral. She is a published author and has written four books. Ms Vaccarino graduated from the University of Rhode Island with honors and has received advanced education from University of Puget Sound School of Law.

Manny Frishberg— Writer

Manny Frishberg has been writing professionally for a quarter of a century. He has done everything from copywriting for brochures and print advertisements to writing, producing and directing television and radio commercials, reporting for local newspapers and feature writing for regional and national magazines. He has twice been recognized by the Society for Professional Journalism with Excellence in Journalism awards, in 1988 for his monthly editorial columns in the free agent and in 2001 for a feature article in the Alaska Airlines in-flight magazine. He is a regular contributor to Wired News.


Kathryn McQuade—Media Analyst
Xanthus Communications

Kathryn McQuade has more than 30 years professional experience exhibiting expertise across a broad array of subjects, from being a medical malpractice attorney in a Seattle law firm to serving as vice president of business development for a video production company in New York City. She recently joined PRforPeople as media analyst

In addition to those accomplishments, Ms. McQuade oversaw the creation of the Emmy Award-winning graphic opening for the 1988 ESPN NCAA games, and she created marketing plans and press materials for the 1999 Grand Opening of the Everett Symphony’s highly successful move into the Everett Arts Center. Most recently, Ms. McQuade has served as a computer software expert, specializing in setting up home network systems and applications.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Ms. McQuade has volunteered for the Seattle Public Schools for nearly a decade. She earned both her bachelor’s degree and her law degree from the University of Washington. She lives in Seattle with her husband and two daughters.

Neeraj Gandhi— IT Specialist
Neeraj Gandhi has worked on large web designing and development projects for ecExperts Inc., NAB (Nurses Across Borders), ISKCON: International Society for Krishna Consciousness, and for lots of other big organizations.

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