Founder & CEO
Ronica Cleary launched Cleary Strategies to provide public relations, media placements, & crisis management to leaders and corporations. Not only does she have over a decade of vast communications experience, simply put - she gets it. Ronica will help you deliver your message, preserve your image, and build the skills needed to thrive in today's media climate.
Cleary Strategies' clients can be seen in broadcast, heard on podcasts & radio, and found in print. Past placements include ABC World News Tonight, Fox News, Cheddar, Bloomberg, Forbes, Fox Business, countless local programs, and many, many more.
Prior to launching Cleary Strategies, Ronica had a successful career in television journalism where she reported on programming that aired in some of the most competitive media markets in America: New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. Most recently she worked as a White House Correspondent for Fox 5 in Washington, DC, and hosted a Sunday morning political talk show, "Fox 5 On The Hill." During her time as a journalist, she also reported on presidential campaigns, Capitol Hill, multiple Governors, and elections at every level of government. Beyond politics, she has reported on everything from challenging topics like the heroin crisis and crime to the light and fun like making cocktails and puppy spas!
Ronica graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering. She received the Dean's Fellowship for Academic Achievement at Drexel University where she earned her Master of Science in Public Communication.
Content & Account Specialist
Dina Waxman has over 15 years of experience leading public and community relations initiatives in agency, non-profit and retail settings. Most recently, she worked for Hadassah Northeast, managing marketing, communications and media relations efforts.
Before taking on the communications role at Hadassah, Dina managed internal communications and community relations for 169 SUPERVALU/Shaw's Supermarket locations throughout New England, worked in public relations for Boston-based non-profit, Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger, the oldest continual pledge walk in the country, and as an Account Manager for Regan Communications, a Boston-based public relations agency. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Dina lives in North Easton, Mass. and in her free time enjoys yoga and hiking, reading and anything outdoors. She also loves attending festivals and community events with her two active boys (7 & 9 years old). Dina is looking forward to creating value by enhancing and promoting the invaluable work of our clients.
Public Relations Specialist
Kristjana Hillberg is spreading her wings in the world of public relations, as she approaches her third year in the industry. Already, she has demonstrated a keen understanding for podcast placements and network collaborations. She is creative and enterprising, essential skills to thrive in the industry.
She has over ten years of experience in the client experience industry and is driven to help individuals unlock their full potential. She is also a content creator, avid connector, and freelance mentor. She has worked with various clients in industries from entertainment to e-commerce, as well as experts in the areas of pediatric sleep and play therapy. She has provided support with client branding strategies, marketing campaigns, and has been a core team member on a few founding behavioral and physical health teams.
Kristjana attended the University of South Dakota, where she studied Business Administration and Management. She resides in the Black Hills of South Dakota with her family, is a military spouse, and enjoys thrifting, eating scones at the local bakery, and prides herself in being an aerialist in the circus.
Public Relations Research & Support Co-Op
Kaley Ryder is a third year student at Drexel University pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She enjoys all aspects of the communication field, but has a focus on public relations and social media. Kaley grew up in the greater Philadelphia area, and plans to remain in the city to work in public relations after graduating from Drexel.
When Kaley is not working on her academic or career goals, she studies her personal interests of astrology and tarot. She also spends her free time reading, exercising, and exploring Philadelphia.