Pugh & Tiller PR Co-Founder Jessica Tiller Named An Influential Marylander


The Daily Record has selected Millersville resident Jessica Tiller, a partner at Pugh & Tiller PR, to receive the 2021 Influential Marylander award. Pugh & Tiller PR is a Mid-Atlantic-based public relations firm.

Fifty-one Influential Marylanders were selected by the editors of The Daily Record for their significant contributions to their respective fields and for their leadership in Maryland in the following areas: civic leadership, communications, education, finance, freestyle, general business, health care, law, philanthropy, real estate and technology. Elected officials are not eligible for this award because they are by nature influential.

The Daily Record launched Influential Marylanders in 2007 to recognize those who are leaving a mark on the community throughout the state.

Tiller co-founded Weiss PR in 2008 along with Ray Weiss. In 2020, the firm transitioned and relaunched as Pugh & Tiller PR. In the 13 years since its start, the firm has provided a “client first” approach to service, which has enabled the firm to grow its client base to more than two dozen companies throughout the U.S. while simultaneously developing a niche that helps international companies break into and grow in the U.S. market. The firm has serviced clients based in a variety of countries including Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Germany, Israel and Canada.

Prior to co-founding Weiss PR, Tiller rose from an entry-level position to vice president of a national public relations firm by the time she turned 30. There, she was responsible for developing public relations strategy for numerous clients, including several technology firms that grew from start-ups to acquisition candidates.

"The 2021 Influential Marylanders lead, innovate, create and mentor. What they do makes a difference in Maryland and often beyond," said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, senior group publisher of The Daily Record. "They are actively engaged in the community and are simply inspirational. The Daily Record congratulates them for all their achievements."

Fellow winners include individuals from organizations such as Lockheed Martin, Tradepoint Atlantic, Under Armour, Capital Funding Group, Bank of America, and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.

Influential Marylanders were presented on July 29 at an online celebration. Winners were also profiled in a special magazine inserted into the July 30 issue of The Daily Record, available online at www.thedailyrecord.com.


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