DETROIT, June 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Lamberta public relations, investor relations and integrated communications firm, today announced that industry veteran Katie Merx joined the company as General Manager of Automotive and Mobility. In this role, Merx will lead strategy, growth and account management initiatives for customers up and down the automotive and mobility supply chain and across the transportation landscape.

Katie Merx

“Katie’s award-winning expertise in corporate, financial and crisis communications is essential to strategically supporting our automotive and mobility customers in today’s competitive landscape,” said Lambert CEO. michelle olson, APR. “His years of experience in newsrooms and boardrooms are an invaluable asset that will benefit clients across the agency.”

Merx is a Pulitzer-winning journalist and Cicero-winning speechwriter with more than 25 years of experience in journalism and leading corporate communications. His experience spans the automotive, energy and advanced technology sectors. She has covered global automotive beat for the Detroit Free Press and Bloomberg News and worked in corporate communications and media relations for Global 50, Fortune 500 and high-growth startups.

Throughout her career, she has advised clients on strategic communications to establish, build and protect reputations; listing companies on the New York Stock Exchange; facilitating mega-mergers; thwart activist investors; launch eco-friendly business divisions; introducing new CEOs; and position new businesses prominently on established industry playing fields.

Most recently, Merx served as CEO of Merx Communications, providing communications strategy, media relations and financial communications services to public companies and global startups. Prior to that, she held senior communications positions at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Marathon Petroleum Corporation and Owens Corning. Merx also served in public affairs at University of Michigan. In addition to the Detroit Free Press and Bloomberg News, she has reported for Crain’s Detroit Business, The Detroit News and The Sun News. Merx earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

“Few industries are as dynamic and fast-paced as the automotive, mobility and energy sectors,” Merx said. “I am excited to work with the Lambert team to help more businesses successfully transition to electrification, autonomy, renewable energy and new, more efficient and sustainable ways to move goods, people and society. The opportunity is limitless and so is my energy to help companies succeed in this field.”

About Lambert
Founded in 1998, Lambert invented the integrated PR and IR agency model with over 20 years of continuous growth attributed to the company’s focus on strategic communications and the bottom line in achieving client goals. The award-winning national agency is a Top 40 PR firm and a Top 15 PR firm with top 5 specialties in Automotive & Mobility, Education and M&A/Private Equity, as well as strong practice areas in consumer packaged goods, healthcare and biotechnology, and tourism and hospitality. The company’s reach spans six major talent hubs, including Great Rapids, Detroit, New York, Saint Louis, Houstonand Phoenix. Lambert is a founding partner of TiiCKERa shareholder engagement, marketing and benefits platform, and an equity partner of an independent minority-owned marketing agency 9th Wonder. Founder and President of Lambert Jeff Lambert is the Chairman of the World Board of PROI in the worldthe world’s largest and most diverse partnership of public relations firms, and named Ally of the Year 2021, Diversity Action Alliance’s top diversity award in public relations.

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