Mary Ann Bohrer is a seasoned public relations and media relations professional who has created and supervised national and international marketing campaigns for leading public relations firms, universities, corporations and clients in virtually every business sector. Mary Ann has strong experience in all aspects of public relations, including media relations, writing, strategic development, crisis management, event planning and marketing.
Mary Ann leads the Baker Public Relations Pittsburgh office and is responsible for business development, growing and strengthening relationships in the community, mentoring and developing staff and overseeing day-to-day client activity.
Mary Ann worked in New York City for most of her career. She has an impressive rolodex of media contacts and a no-nonsense style that grabs journalists’ attention, garnering headlines across renowned New York City and national publications.
Mary Ann’s clients have included Pfizer, CMU’s Tepper School of Business, Drusky Entertainment, Edgar Snyder & Associates, BrandYourself.com, HyperActive Technologies and others. She has held in-house public relations positions at Pharmacia & Upjohn (director of global PR and media relations); Rubenstein Associates/New York (senior vice president); Hill & Knowlton/New York (senior account supervisor) and Ketchum PR/New York (account supervisor).
Mary Ann is most proud of the national campaign she worked on to raise awareness for domestic violence, landing a cover story about the issue in Time Magazine, as well as many other national media outlets.
She is an accomplished author and lives in Squirrel Hill with her husband and daughter, who is a student at the University of Pittsburgh. Mary Ann is a native of New York’s Capital Region, born and raised in Troy until her family moved to Pittsburgh when she was nine years old.
Mary Ann enjoys traveling with her family, recently visiting Madrid and San Sebastian in Spain. Their family dog, Lila, comes from canine royalty – Lila’s father, Flynn, was named Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show in 2018 – the first Bichon Frise to win the honor since 2001.