Todd Post, Vice President
Todd Post brings more than 20 years of communications experience to The Zoldak Agency, with a particular focus helping federal government and healthcare clients make a difference on meaningful issues. He supports the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, within the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), working with the National Vaccine Program Office and the Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP), in the role of senior public affairs advisor to the director of OIDP.
Before coming to The Zoldak Agency, Todd led campaigns for government agencies, nonprofits and associations, providing strategic direction and tactical execution of integrated communications plans to drive action.
He supported HHS’ COPD Learn More Breathe Better and Wellness Initiative, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Organization, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Study in the States and U.S. Army’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention programs. Todd also served as Assistant Director of Communications for the National Crime Prevention Council, leading its media relations efforts in support of its public service advertising campaign, best known for McGruff the Crime Dog and Take a Bite Out of Crime, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice.
In addition, he has worked within agencies with a healthcare focus with a wide range of clients including the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and the Susan E. Casey Foundation. Todd also helped drive public policy efforts for Global Medical Response, the Kratom Trade Association, the National Council for Behavioral Health and the Hoover Institution.
Andrew S. Ricci, Public Relations Lead
Andrew S. Ricci is a strategic communications, messaging, and media expert with broad experience spanning the halls of Congress, the campaign trail, and working with agency clients in a wide range of industries. He’s developed and led communications campaigns, served as a flack and spokesperson, pitched media, and written content to help his clients get in the news or get out of it.
With a foundation working for elected officials in competitive, nationally-targeted districts, Andrew brings a campaign-oriented approach to every client engagement. He works hand-in-hand with clients to not only provide strategic counsel, but to design and implement communications campaigns that drive toward the client’s established goal.
His ghost writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Politico, The Hill, U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, and countless state, regional, and local publications. He has been quoted as a spokesman or subject matter expert in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, the Associated Press, ABC News, MarketWatch, CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Politico, Roll Call, The Hill, and many others.
Andrew has a B.A. in English from the University of Mount Union (formerly Mount Union College) and is a native of Beaver Falls, Pa.
Ashley Mancheni, Campaign Director
As a Campaign Director, Ashley collaborates with clients on public affairs programs and builds strategic communication plans to meet advocacy objectives. Her specific expertise is on using social media to advance policy objectives and build online communities. At the state level, Ashley has directed communications for ballot initiatives, legislative battles and coalition outreach and development. She’s done work for industries which include energy, natural resources, education, and telecommunications.
Ashley’s worked for a public affairs agency, a Foundation and a non-profit. During her time in D.C., Ashley built and led the communications and social media area of expertise for the Public Affairs Council. She advised corporations, associations and non-profits on using social and traditional media at the state, federal and international levels for grassroots advocacy, direct lobbying, reputation management and corporate social responsibility initiatives.
After spending nine years in Washington, D.C., Ashley has returned to her native roots in the Pacific Northwest, where she’s able to work on both state-level issues and federal advocacy.
Herbie Walker Zoldak, Chief Executive Mascot
Because every company needs a mascot. Herbie makes sure that you are eating the correct biscuits according to your Meyers-Briggs type.