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.
Broadcast Media Specialist
Aubrey Aquino is a passionate communicator with more than two decades of experience working in broadcast media. She’s built a successful career in television and radio, and is now using her skillset, background, and experience to lead, create, and guide public relations strategies for brands and individuals.
As a television host and reporter Aubrey has conducted countless interviews with A-List celebrities, elected officials, CEO’s, as well as community leaders, locally and around the world. She has appeared on CNN, ESPN, E! News, Fox Business, and the NFL Network, and she’s lived and worked in media markets including the SF Bay Area, Miami, and Phoenix. She has produced numerous “branded content” segments, and has managed integrated and sponsored content opportunities in her work. Aubrey enjoys “connecting the dots,” and is able to provide support and new opportunities on projects using her media contacts and know-how.
Aubrey’s work also includes professional sports, where she spent several years in the NFL and NBA as a pro team dancer and cheerleader. She is also a published author and balances work life duties as the proud mom to two sporty young boys, somehow always becoming the (unofficial) team mom! Aubrey is a Bay Area native and graduate of San Jose State University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Humanities minor.
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
Karina is a third year student at Drexel University majoring in Political Science. Although Karina is new to the world of public relations, the industry sparked an immediate interest for her and presents a new and exciting opportunity. Karina provides invaluable research and administrative support to the Cleary Strategies team.
Karina is originally from Poland and speaks two languages fluently. She is a member of the Drexel Squash varsity team and also plays on the professional circuit. Sport has always played a large role in Karina's life and it has shaped her into the person she is today. She also has three french bulldogs back home called Romeo, Polo, and Angel.