Who We Are

MRG is a full service communications firm, specializing in public relations, media relations, political consulting, social media, special events planning, survey research, and reputation management. MRG serves a wide range of well-respected local, regional, national, and global clientele, providing proven strategic direction and effective comprehensive communications.

MRG is strategic, resourceful and results driven. As an experienced, aggressive firm, MRG takes a versatile approach using traditional and evolving media platforms for maximum impact. We integrate your message using various outlets from articles, columns, interviews, news conferences, podcasts, videos, public speaking, community involvement, to online forums, social networks and information sites.

MRG has long been Michigan’s premier political consulting firm. Hundreds of candidates for local, state and federal office have trusted MRG for strategy, message development, polling, media relations, media buying, and advertising production. Similarly, hundreds of ballot issues and other issues requiring public support, or defeat, have been managed by MRG. We have also produced numerous award-winning television, radio and print advertising.

Media relations remains MRG’s bread and butter. Every day, our team of professionals work with reporters across Michigan and beyond, in every facet of the media world. We work behind the scenes to shape stories and provide reporters with resources for bringing context to stories. Our team members have generated numerous placements, feature articles, photographs, live TV and radio interviews, talk show and guest appearances and much more.

Our client approach is based on personal and positive relationships, professionalism and teamwork. We believe in success, and enjoying what we do and with whom we work. We have always believed that delivering solid results for our clients is the greatest measure of our value.

Tom Shields

Tom Shields

President & Founder

Recognized as one of Michigan’s leading public affairs and political consultants with more than 30 years of comprehensive experience, Tom Shields has managed a wide range of public issues including professional sports, tribal gaming, environmental, insurance, education, and general business and community affairs. more...

Dave Doyle

Dave Doyle

Executive Vice President

Recognized as a leader in the political and public policy arena, Dave Doyle has worked on numerous local, state, and national political campaigns. He has also managed several successful statewide ballot proposals and campaigns involving a variety of diverse coalitions. more...

Jenell Leonard

Jenell Leonard

Vice President of Public Affairs

Jenell Leonard joined Marketing Resource Group as Vice President of Public Affairs in March of 2018. Leonard will provide public relations and public affairs counsel, political and campaign finance services and strategic business development. more...

Donna Halinski-Hondorp

Donna Halinski-Hondorp

Account Director

With a career that began in journalism, Donna Halinski-Hondorp has established herself as a leading public relations consultant, specializing in media relations and issue management, with extensive experience in journalism and broadcasting. more...

Kara Douma

Kara Douma

Director of Research Services

Kara Douma joined the firm in March of 2014, and has experience in state government, political campaigns, and public policy and survey research. She conducts research for a diverse set of clientele including state and local governments, school districts, non-profits and state associations, hospitals, financial institutions, the Michigan Republican Party, Senate Republican Campaign Committee and individual candidates. more...

Chelsea Van Camp

Chelsea Van Camp

PR & Content Strategist

Recent Michigan State University graduate Chelsea Van Camp joined Marketing Resource Group in May of 2016.

As PR & Content Strategist, Ms. Van Camp provides public relations services to an array of clients. Her day-to-day responsibilities include social media management, community outreach, event planning, research and the writing of press releases, and developing graphic and video content. more...

Jamie Hillman

Jamie Hillman

Accounting/Office Manager
Alexa Warford

Alexa Warford

PR Intern
Katelynn Frush

Katelynn Frush

PR Intern

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