Meet Our Crew
Even before his upset victory as one of the youngest members elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Jim was already known to defy the polls and naysayers.
Jim’s aptitude to understand and communicate complex issues and implement solutions paved a successful 10 years as a Legislator. During this time he became an expert in navigating the convoluted worlds of healthcare policy, technical energy policy and nuanced budget processes.
His natural ability to work with people of all backgrounds and perspectives has made him a skilled negotiator, and his tireless drive constantly closes deals. Most notably, Jim convinced his House colleagues to pass his economic incentive legislation that landed Royal Dutch Shell’s six billion dollar Petrochemical Plant— the largest investment in Pennsylvania since World War II.
Jim’s time in the Legislature equipped him with an understanding of how to manage multifaceted issues, design winning strategies, effectively communicate with the media, and shape public opinion. With that experience and skill set, the foundation of M:7 Agency was created.
As Partner, Jim manages the day-to-day operations at M:7. His reputation, leadership and diverse knowledge have been instrumental in forming a team of dedicated professionals. Under his guidance, M:7 has worked with clients across 14 industries and has been nationally recognized on several occasions, most notably by being awarded “Best T.V. Commercial” in 2019.
Whether guiding a creative session or jumping on a Zoom call, M:7 clients are pleasantly surprised to see how actively engaged Jim is in all of the firm’s work.
No matter your issues – Jim will quickly understand and navigate the complexities to help you win.
Jen Nolfi always puts the client first. Whether it’s wowing them with her design skills or her organizational capabilities, Jen has made a career out of exceeding expectations. Initially coming to M:7 as its Director of Operations during its initial stages, Jen has been a massive reason for M:7’s exponential growth. Her resume, combined with her impeccable ability to keep any ship on course, led M:7 to ask her to join the firm as a Partner in late 2020. Jen is the heartbeat of M:7, keeping its employees focused on the narrow path while providing exemplary deliverables to clients and customers. Jen continually delivers opportunity for M:7 and our clients through her relentless work-ethic, optimism, and out-going personality.
Alyssa KasperManager of Content Marketing
Where creativity and strategy converge, you’ll find Alyssa Kasper’s sweet spot. With a flair for the artistic, A.K. is the creative mind behind M:7’s social media and digital marketing strategy. Her penchant for critical thinking and innovation, combined with her extensive knowledge of multimedia platforms, helps clients find a new voice in their digital marketing and social media strategies. With a focus on unique and highly effective strategies for telling a client’s story, Alyssa directs clients towards a new audience by telling an authentic story. A Pittsburgh native, she developed a passion for marketing, digital design and communications while studying at the University of Pittsburgh. Alyssa believes in the power of being open-minded, keeping a positive attitude, and challenging herself. That mindset fuels her ability to come up with 1-OAK ideas to improve upon a concept or create something new.
JJ HrechunPublic Relations Consultant
JJ is the Swiss Army Knife of M:7. As our Public Relations Consultant, JJ has an eye for technical details on everything from press releases and media statements to website copy and RFPs. JJ is always willing to work out of his comfort zone to tackle new projects. His positive attitude and dedication to building relationships with clients allows him to tell their story in a meaningful way on different mediums. He has built on his experience working in community development, economic development and community engagement to continue growing outside of his comfort zone. An Ambridge native, JJ is proud of his Catholic education, which gave him a strong foundation in communications and politics.