Torch Communications is a bicoastal group of professionals personally invested in our clients’ success.

Our boutique structure ensures that project managers are fully immersed in the day-to-day
operations and decision-making for each program we develop.

Jeremiah Hall

Senior Partner

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Hal Mackins

Senior Partner

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Jill Bongiorni

Senior Account Executive

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Nick Intelisano

Assistant Account Executive

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Dave Levy

Account Director

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Emy Gruppo

Assistant Account Executive

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Lauren White

Account Director

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Jeremiah Hall

Senior Partner

Jeremiah Hall is a communications professional with more than 20 years of communications experience. As a senior partner with Torch Communications, Jeremiah provides clients with a broad range of capabilities, including investor relations, issues management, product marketing, media relations, branding and executive visibility. Prior to co-founding Torch, Jeremiah helped oversee Ogilvy Public Relations West Coast operations from its San Francisco office for more than a decade.

 

Hal Mackins

Senior Partner

Hal Mackins is a communications professional with more than ten years of corporate communications experience in life science and higher education settings. A senior partner with Torch, Hal leads the firm’s media relations group and manages its east coast operations from Boston. Prior to co-founding Torch, Hal spent six years with Ogilvy Public Relations’ healthcare subsidiary, where he implemented successful communications programs for life science and health IT clients from its San Francisco and Cambridge offices.

 

Jill Bongiorni

Senior Account Executive

Jill Bongiorni serves as a senior account executive in Boston supporting our health IT, biotech, financial and disruptive technology clients. Jill joined Torch after completing two six-month full-time internships with the firm in 2012 and 2013. In that capacity, she secured business, trade and local coverage for a variety of clients; facilitated media interviews; undertook analyses of industry sectors; and provided support for multiple account teams. Before joining the firm, Jill completed a six-month full-time internship as a reporter for the Patriot Ledger, a daily newspaper in Quincy, Mass, in which she reported on community events and news. Jill graduated from Northeastern University with a B.A. in Journalism.

 

Nick Intelisano

Assistant Account Executive

Nick Intelisano serves as an assistant account executive in Boston supporting our healthcare, biotech, and technology clients. Nick’s previous industry experience primarily includes healthcare IT, consumer, and technology organizations. Prior to joining Torch, Nick worked as an account coordinator at The CHT Group in Boston and held internships at Millennium Integrated Marketing (Manchester, New Hampshire) and Regan Communications. Nick graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a B.A. in Communication and a minor in Public Relations.

 

Dave Levy

Account Director

Dave Levy serves as an account director in our Boston office, where he provides counsel on healthcare trade media, analyst relations, executive visibility, social media and content marketing. He has worked in digital media and public relations for nearly a decade, working with firms both big and small as they sought to integrate social programs and strategy into traditional healthcare and technology industry campaigns. He additionally serves as a lecturer at UMass-Boston on topics relevant to communications, new media and marketing campaigns.

 

Emy Gruppo

Assistant Account Executive

Emy Gruppo serves as an assistant account executive in Boston supporting our healthcare, biotech, and technology clients. Before joining Torch, Emy supported the communications team at Baxalta, a biopharmaceutical company focused in the rare-disease space, and held internships in marketing and media at Condé Nast and Estée Lauder. Emy graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.S. in Business & Enterprise Management and a concentration in Consumer Behavior.

 

Lauren White

Account Director

Lauren White serves as an account director in San Francisco, providing strategic counsel to the company's west coast clients. Prior to joining Torch, Lauren led PR and corporate communications at venture firm Rock Health, where she developed and executed media campaigns that engaged key journalists and influencers, and advised its portfolio of digital health startups. She has a decade of experience creating communications programs for a diverse array of organizations, ranging from nonprofits to global tech companies.