Our team includes experts in marketing communications planning, promotional and technical writing, website design and online marketing, graphic design, public relations, advertising, community outreach and information programs, and event planning.
Rose is a communications consultant with 30 years of experience, beginning her career at Parsons Brinckerhoff where she was vice president and director of communications. An active participant in industry organizations, Rose is on the board of directors of the ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York, ACE New Jersey, and a member of several committees of the New York Building Congress. She has served as a consultant to the High Speed Ground Transportation Association, the American Consulting Engineers Council, and the International Union on Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. She is a founding partner of Trilogy Publications LLC, which has published books for young people on careers in engineering, construction and science.
Nancy is a branding and advertising expert with over 20 years experience in professional services and consumer products. She has served as the project manager for many complex, multifaceted marketing and public relations campaigns. A former international marketing consultant for Esselte Letraset Ltd. and associate director of marketing for Aris Isotoner, a Sara Lee brand, Nancy holds an advanced degree in international marketing from the American Graduate School of International Management.
A marketing communications specialist/graphic designer, Barbara Lord has over 30 years of experience providing marketing communications services to organizations, public agencies and private firms. During her career she has served as: Chief of Graphic Design, New York Regional Plan Association; Director of Publications, Parsons Brinckerhoff Inc.; and Special Programs Instructor, Harvard Graduate School of Design. Her expertise covers a wide range of communication tools from websites, e-marketing and audiovisual presentation to newsletters and brochures.
Mark Lo Bello has over 30 years of experience in developing effective branding and marketing and digital communications solutions for a wide range of leading organizations. His significant design experience comprises branding strategy and design as well as development of identity standards and guidelines; the full range of print materials from advertising, annual reports and collateral to books and signage; and web and mobile design and programming services. Mark is a founding partner of Trilogy Publications LLC, publisher of books that inform young children about underserved professions.
With over 25 years of various media experience, Beck is our digital media specialist. Graphic design, illustration, website design and coding, video direction/production, 3D modeling, motion graphics and animation are all part of his wide skill set. Beck is also an award-winning visual journalist. He tries hard to stay current with fast moving internet technology.
Rena Frankle, a cofounder of RFI, has over 30 years of experience in the development and production of technical reports, strategic proposals and executive summaries, and often heads up the RFI team on these efforts relating to engineering, construction and public transportation. Prior to forming RFI in 1989, Rena was Director of Editorial/Proposal Services at Parsons Brinckerhoff. Her editorial skills have received awards from technical and professional societies, and she is the author of several publications, including Creating an Effective Brochure.
Charlotte Forbes is a prize-winning author and writer with over 30 years of experience, specializing in corporate communications for the architectural/ engineering/ construction industries. She has worked with RFI since its inception in 1990, serving as writing consultant on a wide range of projects for clients including brochures, newsletters, articles for company and trade magazines, speeches, video scripts, web content, proposals and award submissions.
Lenore has over 30 years of administrative experience in accounting, purchasing, personnel, sales, information technology and customer service. She maintains mailing lists, coordinates ad schedules, negotiates with vendors and provides managerial support on all aspects of RFI business
Quddus Qayyum is a results-oriented engineering professional with a strong background in project management who is serving as a community outreach specialist at RFI for specific engineering and construction infrastructure projects in the New York Metropolitan area. Mr. Qayyum brings knowledge of finance, accounting, and management to bear on complex projects which require consensus with a broad range of stakeholders—public agencies, community boards, lawyers and the general public.
Erich De Suza, Community Construction Liaison
Since 2013, Erich De Suza has been providing community outreach services on complex infrastructure projects for the New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYC DDC) and currently for the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT). A skilled project communicator and coordinator, Erich has successfully maintained open lines of communication with community members and stakeholders to facilitate successful project completion the to the satisfaction of all parties. For RFI, Erich is serving as community outreach liaison for NYCDOT’s Protective Coating of the 207th Street Bridge over the Harlem River in the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx and for NYCDOT’s preliminary design phase of the Rehabilitation of East 174th Street Bridge over the Sheridan Expressway in the Bronx.