Team

With nearly 100 years of combined experience, the Junto Media team understands what experts need and audiences want from web, audio, and video content delivered across an ever-expanding array of locations and devices.


Richard Fawal

JM Head-RFRichard’s career spans nearly three decades, encompassing politics, public affairs, entrepreneurship and corporate communications. An expert in project management and product development, he has led public relations, marketing, and advocacy campaigns for some of the most notable brands in the country, including the Brookings Institution, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Mayo Clinic and Kellogg’s. Richard has led the development of multi-million dollar websites, award-winning podcasts, and innovative applications that regularly engage high-value thought leaders in the nation’s capital and millions of everyday people across the globe.


Michael Fomil

MFMike has been filming and producing television news throughout the world for more than 30 years. A highly experienced news team leader, he has managed crisis and breaking news coverage including severe weather, politics, and extended-duration national events for The Weather Channel, NBC News, ABC News and more. Mike is an expert in public relations and media agency operations, specializing in new business, media training and strategy, brand development and storytelling. He understands how to capitalize on the rapidly evolving news business to achieve maximum visibility for campaigns and clients.


Patrick Mellody

PMPatrick has spent more than 25 years leading political communications and directing economic and business development projects. His career in politics started when he was a teenager, and he has held every campaign role there is. In the Clinton Administration, Patrick was a spokesman at both the State Department and NASA, and his political analysis has appeared in Huffington Post and The Daily Beast. As a policy advisor for the Business Software Alliance, his expertise in earned and new media has benefited some of the world’s leading software, hardware and Internet companies, and he holds an MSe from the London School of Economics.


Rebecca Viser

headshotRebecca has spent the past decade working with non-profits and academics to optimize their communications, including the Brookings Institution, where she was product manager for Brookings.edu. She has managed everything from large-scale websites to social media accounts to digital newsletter, and she excels at juggling complicated projects and competing priorities.