Back-to-Back PRSA “Best in MD” Website Winner Hires Two

Aug 4, 2015

COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 4, 2015 – To keep up with its recent growth and award-winning work (including back-to-back PRSA “Best in Maryland” website awards in 2013 and 2014), IMPACT Marketing & Public Relations, LLC has added two new employees to its in-house team, which has doubled during the past two years.

Anne-Marie Botek | Copywriter 


Anne-Marie Botek is a competitive athlete-turned-copywriter who delights in finding innovative ways to help clients build their brands using the written word. She has presented at national conferences and is the author of various materials including three eBooks; an award-winning digital editorial on Alzheimer’s disease; and more than 600 articles on a range of topics including health, aging, finance, and athletics. A yoga and Krav-Maga enthusiast, Anne-Marie spends her spare time with friends and family, volunteering in the community, and coaching her high school alma mater swim team.

  • BBA, Marketing, University of Georgia
  • Named one of min’s “Rising Stars in Media” (2013)
  • Member, US National Swim Team (2009-2010)
  • NCAA and SEC Champion
  • 9-time NCAA Division I All-American
  • CSCAA Scholar All-American

Seema Parekh | Accounting Manager


With her vast knowledge and 25 years’ accounting experience (with a focus on small businesses), Seema has created a strong support system for the IMPACT team.

Seema lives in Ellicott City with her husband and her two daughters. An avid Ravens fan, she enjoys cooking and yoga as well as serving in the community. She is actively involved in Centennial High School’s Backstage Backers program, which supports the school’s Theatre Group, and has served as a liaison for the PTSA. She also volunteers as the treasurer for her younger daughter’s Girl Scouts troop.

  • BS, Accounting, University of Bangalore (focus in Auditing)
  • Certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor®
  • Experienced in all facets of accounting, including but not limited to payroll, audits, 401(k) plans, financials, and bookkeeping

“IMPACT’s already impressive talent pool deepened when we hired Seema and Anne-Marie,” said IMPACT’s President, Duane Carey. “It’s been an exciting few years, and these two are already making great contributions for our clients.”

About IMPACT Marketing & Public Relations

IMPACT is a full-service marketing and public relations firm serving clients in six states throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. Specialties include marketing strategy, digital marketing, graphic design, media relations, community outreach, social media marketing, web design/development, and search-engine marketing. The growing firm is proud to have won many accolades for its client websites, marketing campaigns, writing, and pro-bono services. Recent awards include the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) “Best in Maryland” website award (2013 and 2014) and the Howard County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Person of the Year award for IMPACT President Duane Carey (2014).

Media Contact

Duane Carey
President, IMPACT Marketing & Public Relations
(410) 312-0081

IMPACT Marketing & Public Relations, LLC

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