Team

Angela Z. Dailey
Founding Partner

When Angela Dailey founded DAI Partners in 1989, her concept was to use her years of Wall Street experience to provide public relations counsel exclusively for financial services clients.  Angela believes that DAI’s focus on the financial industry results in campaigns that are in tune with the challenges and opportunities that financial firms confront, as well as the realities of today’s media landscape.  DAI campaigns are effective because they rely on analysis of the client’s objectives, industry trends and the media’s interests.

 

Before founding DAI, Angela was Senior Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of Drexel Burnham Lambert.  Angela was one of the first women to join the board of a major Wall Street investment bank.  She directed the investment bank’s award-winning advertising campaigns, press relations, employee communications and sales promotion. Her expertise includes executive development and reputational management.  She has conducted seminars for Business Week’s Executive seminar series and written numerous articles on reputational management.

A graduate of Trinity College, Washington, DC, Angela was on the Board of the YWCA City of New York and on the Board of the Financial Women’s Association. Angela was the founding chairman of the Securities Industry Association’s Public Information Committee.  She currently serves on several nonprofit boards related to her interest in helping women of all socio-economic backgrounds become financially literate and gain better control of their finances.

Angela is bi-coastal, splitting her time between Southern California and New York City.

Contact Angela Dailey | 714-322-7202 | dailey@daipartnerspr.com

 
 
Elizabeth Powell
Partner

Elizabeth Powell joined DAI Partners in 2004 to work with the firm’s financial services clients. Elizabeth believes that hands-on strategic collaboration is the starting point for an effective public relations program.  She designs campaigns that capitalize on clients’ strengths to help them achieve their marketing and business objectives.

 

Elizabeth’s clients include for-profit corporations and nonprofit organizations including money managers, wealth managers and retirement firms.  They benefit from her years of experience developing and directing public relations and marketing campaigns and managing high-profile crisis situations.

 

She was Vice President, Public Information at the Investment Company Institute, the mutual fund industry’s national association, from 1995 until 2003. As head of public relations during a crucial period in the industry’s growth, Elizabeth created and executed high profile initiatives to promote its image and policy positions.

 

Elizabeth also worked in the financial services industry in New York. She led public relations and marketing at Ambac, which was a Fortune 500 company. Before that, she managed Drexel Burnham Lambert’s nationally acclaimed advertising campaign and established Wall Street’s first in-house advertising agency. In 2018, the Andy Warhol ad from Drexel’s “Too Small” campaign was exhibited at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum.  

 

Elizabeth is a member of the Financial Women’s Association of New York and PRSA’s national and DC chapters. She was a director of the Financial Communications Society in New York and chaired the Industry Affairs Committee of the Association of Financial Guaranty Insurers.

 

Based in Washington, DC, Elizabeth enjoys working with nonprofits in the city. She was Board Chair of The River School and currently sits on the school’s Advisory Board. She has been a guest lecturer at American University’s School of Communication and has served on the vestry of St. John’s Episcopal Church Georgetown. Elizabeth graduated from Vassar College.

Contact Elizabeth Powell | 202-468-0908 | powell@daipartnerspr.com

Patrice M. Kozlowski
Partner

Patrice Kozlowski joined our firm in 2014 and has spent her entire financial services career in New York City.  An optimist by nature and a strategist at heart, she offers DAI clients more than 25 years of experience in strategic communications and financial services with specialized expertise in asset management and crisis communications. 

 

At BNY Mellon’s The Dreyfus Corporation, she was Senior Vice President and Chief Company Spokesperson; a member of Dreyfus’ Executive Committee; appointed to the Executive Committee of WIN, BNY Mellon’s largest affinity group and co-leader of its Marketing and Communications function. While heading Dreyfus Corporate Communications, she was responsible for public relations strategy, executive, internal and external communications, media relations and crisis communications.

 

Prior to joining Dreyfus, Patrice was with Manning, Selvage & Lee, managing the corporate and financial public relations efforts for a division representing approximately one-third of the New York office's revenue. She also developed and managed investor and financial public relations programs for NYSE-listed companies while with Georgeson & Company, Inc. She began her career as a communications specialist with Philadelphia Life Insurance Company.

 

Creator of Dreyfus’ corporate partnership with Children of Bellevue Hospital’s “Reach Out and Read” program, for which she was honored in New York City, Patrice also served on the national board of directors of “Reach Out and Read,” an organization that integrates reading into pediatric care for underprivileged children. 

 

Patrice was a member of the Investment Company Institute Public Information Committee and was selected to serve on its Senior Public Relations Task Force.  Patrice received her B.A. in journalism from Temple University and is a recipient of the Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Award honoring alumni who have distinguished themselves in the fields of communications and theater and are inducted into the School’s Hall of Fame.

Contact Patrice Kozlowski | 917-215-4010 | kozlowski@daipartnerspr.com

 
 
Kate Ennis
Senior Account Director

Kate is a financial communications professional who works with clients on integrated marketing campaigns to support their brands and build demand for their products and services. She joined DAI in 2013 after establishing a career as a financial journalist and award-winning public relations professional who has held senior level positions with corporations and trade associations in New York and Washington, DC.

 

Kate’s clients are financial services firms, including financial advisors, wealth managers, asset managers and retirement services providers. The public relations campaigns she conducts on behalf of DAI clients include strategic planning and tactics acquired over the course of her career. These include messaging, media training and briefings, product launches, digital campaigns, content marketing and analytics. 

 

Kate was Director of Communications at the Financial Services Roundtable, a trade association representing the 100 largest financial services companies. She previously was a senior counselor in the Washington office of Magnet Communications, a New York-based public relations agency. She managed the office’s financial services accounts, including TD Ameritrade and the Treasury Department’s initiative to market electronic savings bonds, which received an excellence in public relations award from the Public Relations Society of America.

 

Kate was also Director of Public Information at the Investment Company

Institute (ICI), the mutual fund’s national association in Washington, DC.  She came to ICI from CNBC, where she was News Manager and Planning Editor. She also served as Communications Manager at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Group, the New York-based bond-rating agency.

 

She is based in Washington, DC, and is a member of the Washington Association of Money Managers.

Contact Kate Ennis | 301-580-6726 | ennis@daipartnerspr.com

 
Melinda Staab
Senior Account Executive

For more than a decade, Melinda Staab has worked for clients and agencies, developing and implementing successful marketing and public relations campaigns for multi-billion dollar financial services organizations. Prior to joining DAI in 2010, Melinda was Public Relations Manager, Rydex Mutual Funds.

Contact Melinda Staab | staab@daipartnerspr.com

Arlene Hershman
Press Strategist

Arlene has worked as a media strategist, writer and media trainer since 1989. For six years, she also produced an annual one-day seminar for public relations professionals about dealing with business journalists. Arlene was editor of Dun’s Review (later known as Dun’s Business Month). She was the first woman ever named the top editor of a major business magazine.

 
Kasey Buharie
Web Developer

Kasey is DAI Partner’s webmaster. She is also the founder and owner of Raving Designz, a firm that she started in order to deliver innovative design and social media expertise.  Her objective is to offer clients a marketing facelift and web presence with the aid of visuals that capture attention while reflecting their company’s culture and industry values. 

 

Since 2004, Kasey has helped companies, from startups to Fortune 500s, reach their goals and thrive. She champions her clients marketing campaigns, using print material, web design, search engine optimization (SEO), social media optimization (SMO), pay per click campaigns (PPC), e-commerce solutions, CRM solutions, event planning, email marketing and Google business apps.

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