Quell Group Names New Managing Director


TROY — The Quell Group has promoted current employee, Donna Fontana, to managing director in addition to her current role as executive vice president, according to Mike Niederquell, president and CEO.

“For more than six years, Donna has been a key contributor to our senior executive consulting practice and delivery of client market positioning and branding campaigns,” Niederquell said. “Her leadership has secured new business for the firm, and she continues to be instrumental in helping the firm provide superior client guidance.”

Since joining Quell in 2007 as senior vice president, Fontana has developed and implemented high-level strategic communications campaigns while providing ongoing support and counsel to the agency’s accounts. Her expertise includes media training, speech writing, issues management and corporate communications services for clients, as well as new business prospecting.

Fontana has almost 25 years of experience in the industry, serving as senior vice president at DMB&B and media relations manager at General Motors Corp. and managing her own executive communications agency. She is also a member of the Public Relations Society of America, Original Equipment Supplier Association, and Automotive Press Association.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in speech communications from Wayne State University and currently resides in Sterling Heights with her family.