Stephanie Flynn - Co-Managing Partner

Stephanie Widaman

Managing Partner

Stephanie has been serving in the role of Partner since 2013. With fifteen years of experience in marketing and public relations she joined Black Twig back in 2010 as Account Supervisor, providing more leadership and guidance during her tenure. Specializing in media relations, event planning, community relations, social media consulting, and strategic communications plans, she continues to lead the agency’s account staff as well as take on various responsibilities within the operations of the firm including setting agency policy and business strategy.

Tom Gatti - Partner, Director of Business Development

Tom Gatti

Partner, Director of Business Development

Tom Gatti brings thirty years of experience in consumer, business-to-business, building products, construction and real-estate communications. In addition to his business development responsibilities, he works with clients to enhance their industry ranking while introducing them to new potential customers through Black Twig’s representation services. Tom has been with Black Twig since it started in 2006.

Nick Benedick - Partner

Nick Benedick


Benedick brings ten years of experience in public relations and communications consulting and joined Black Twig in 2010. He has a MBA from Webster University and specializes in media relations, community relations and strategic communication planning, particularly with the business-to-business marketing practice. Benedick has worked with a wide variety of clients and industries, and has concentrated in manufacturing, technology, process and control engineering and hospitals/hospital systems.

Lauren Freinberg - Partner

Lauren Freinberg


Freinberg joined Black Twig in 2012 as an account executive, specializing in media relations and communications for clients in numerous industries, specifically business-to-consumer, information technology and professional services. She assumed the role of Senior Account Executive in 2013 and has since, along with Benedick, led the agency’s internship program.