Martin Waymire welcomes new staff, announces promotion


LANSING, Mich.Martin Waymire, a Lansing-based, full-service public relations and digital marketing firm with a focus on public policy, added a new member to the team and promoted another as it continues its award-winning efforts to help clients make Michigan a better place.

Katie Jesaitis joins Martin Waymire as a communications strategist after five years with United States Representative Debbie Dingell, where she served as a Washtenaw area community liaison in Michigan’s 12th district. She is a graduate of Michigan State University with degrees in history and political science.

Jesaitis has experience in communications, coalition building, policy and political advocacy and messaging. She has worked on political campaigns at all levels, and in Congresswoman Dingell’s office her focus has been on building coalitions of support around environmental issues, addressing domestic and sexual violence, and working with local technology and mobility communities to encourage their growth and development here in Michigan.

“Katie’s policy and advocacy experience provides tremendous value to our firm and the clients we serve,” said Martin Waymire Partner Andie Poole, APR. “We are thrilled to expand our team as we continue serving companies, organizations and campaigns that are making Michigan a better place.”

Charlotte Taylor was promoted to communications strategist at the end of 2021 after joining Martin Waymire in 2020. She leads social media strategy, graphic design and strategic communications efforts for a number of clients, including the University Research Corridor and the International Safe Transit Association.

“Charlotte came on board amidst a challenging time in the world and began her career working remotely,” said Poole. “This well-earned promotion is a reflection of her willingness to learn, growth in strategic communications skills and her increased role with Martin Waymire clients.”

Taylor joined Martin Waymire after graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in advertising management and minor in public relations.