Byrum & Fisk promotes Cepak, Behnan to Senior Communications Strategists

Posted on: April 20, 2022 | By: Stephanie Cepak | Blog

LANSING — Byrum & Fisk Advocacy Communications is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephanie Cepak and Christopher Behnan to Senior Communications Strategists.

Cepak is an award-winning journalist who covered the Michigan Legislature for years as a reporter for Gongwer News Service and was a regular correspondent for Off the Record. Prior to returning to Byrum & Fisk, Cepak was communications manager for Michigan State University, where she led strategic planning and execution of Honors College communications. At Byrum & Fisk, Cepak manages a wide spectrum of clients, from coalitions to trade organizations and non-profits in the clean energy, public health policy and insurance arenas, to assisting with communications for ballot initiatives.

Behnan is an award-winning journalist who joined Byrum & Fisk in 2016 after working as a print reporter, editor and photojournalist for 20 years, covering national, state and local politics, education and fine arts across Michigan and Illinois. Throughout his career, Behnan has developed a reputation for unearthing the human impact of decisions made in Lansing and Washington, D.C. He has served a wide range of clients during his time at Byrum & Fisk, including in public schools, education policy and Michigan’s growing cannabis industry.

“Stephanie and Chris go the extra mile to serve our diverse portfolio of clients, and we wanted to acknowledge their hard work by promoting them to Senior Communications Strategists,” said Mark Fisk, partner at Byrum & Fisk. “As Byrum & Fisk looks to the future, we know Stephanie and Chris will play a vital role and continue to serve as mentors to their colleagues.”