Eric Koefoot

President & CEO

Formerly the CEO of U.S. News Ventures, CEO at Five Star Alliance, CFO and later VP Global Sales at Washington Post Digital, Eric brings substantial media experience and understanding to the team at PublicRelay. Eric holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering from MIT and an MBA from the Sloan School at MIT.

Darren Sleeger

Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

Formerly the SVP for Kastle Systems and National Consultant at IKON Solutions and FedEx,  Darren brings an experienced, polished focus on building outstanding relationships with clients and partners at the executive-level. Darren holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from York College of Pennsylvania.

Bill Mitchell

Chief Technology Officer

With over 24 years experience in software development, Bill has served in leadership positions at software heavyweights AOL and Netscape. He is an expert in application development, massive data systems, and systems engineering, as well as complex security applications. Bill holds a Bachelor’s of Science from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.

Ted Ziemer

Vice President, Operations

Formerly a Defense Policy Analyst at SAIC consulting to the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of State, and other intelligence agencies, Ted brings unique experience providing strategic analysis of critical issues to PublicRelay’s media intelligence program. Ted holds a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Maine and a Master’s degree from American University in International Security.

Ruth Wiederecht

Director, Operations

With a background in disaster risk reduction for the International Red Cross, Ruth brings complex operational planning experience. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the School of International Service at American University.

Sam Neer

Director, Product Development

With a background in product management and marketing execution, Sam brings an organized, innovative approach to product design and strategy. Having worked directly in media analytics and quality assurance at the CFA Institute, Sam holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing from the College of William and Mary.

Kathryn McAdoo

Director, Front End Engineering

With over 15 years experience in software development, Kathryn is an expert in front end technologies. She previously supported large, data driven applications at Away.com, Outside Online, and Orbitz, where she also played a key role in managing international teams.

V. Javier Colmenares

Director, Back End Engineering

A seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in Software Engineering, Systems Integration and Technology Consulting, Javier brings subject matter expertise in the Architecture, Design and Implementation of Backend Applications, including Open-Source and Proprietary Software. Javier holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Applied IT, both from George Mason University.

Susan Kampschror


Formerly the Financial Controller for Personal, Inc. and Owner/President of SLK Accounting Services, Inc. Susan brings over 25 years of financial and accounting experience to PublicRelay. She is a licensed CPA in the state of VA and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from James Madison University.

Leslie Stefanik

Vice President, Marketing

Having worked on both the agency and industry sides of marketing and communications, Leslie brings extensive corporate communications, branding and demand generation practice and understanding to the team at PublicRelay. Formerly the VP of Digital Marketing for Optymyze, Leslie holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Marketing from Youngstown State University.