About: The mission

Leff Communications provides industry-leading communications services.

We strive to help our clients conceive, develop, and design content that meets the highest standards of intellectual, editorial, and visual integrity. We also endeavor to create a collaborative workplace where world-class editorial, graphic design, and video experts feel valued and can do their best work.

Leff Communications is an equal opportunity employer committed to bringing together the best people to serve our clients, no matter their background, orientation, or expression—in all respects.


About: The team

Justin Durkin

Design Associate

Jake Godziejewicz

Senior Design Associate

Mary Hayes

Accounting Associate

Rachel Henry

Editorial Associate

DeQuesha Hopkins

Editorial Associate

Scott Leff


Annie Mullowney

Editorial Associate

Heather Ploog

Managing Director

Alia Samhat

Account Manager

Brittany Williams

Editorial Manager

Delilah Zak

Design Director

Rodd Zolkos

Editorial Director

Video partner:

MRMike Russell
Owner, Highway M

In 2014, Leff Communications partnered with Highway M, a motion picture production company headed by Mike Russell. Mike is an industry veteran whose work is defined by a storyteller’s vision, an in-depth knowledge of production, and an understanding of business strategy and branding. For more than 15 years, Mike has traveled the world to produce compelling, dynamic content. His body of work includes corporate, product, event, and thought leadership videos. Highway M offers comprehensive video production services built during Mike’s decade in the Chicago motion picture industry. Starting with a foundation in documentary film editing, he branched out into all aspects of production—motion graphics, script development, and, eventually, directing and producing.

Digital marketing and web development partner:


In 2015, Leff Communications partnered with Chicago Style SEO, a firm specializing in digital marketing and online content distribution. Founding partners Rod Holmes and Ben Robinson built the company to help businesses large and small stay visible and relevant in the constantly shifting online world through well-designed websites, digital marketing strategies that target the right keywords, and the management of pay-per-click (PPC) advertising. Their team includes experts in programming, IT and networking, AdWords, search engine optimization (SEO), analytics, and digital marketing strategy. Each client receives personalized treatment with the sole objective of helping to achieve their Internet business goals, from SEO and paid search to web development and design.