Meet the Cabot Crew: John Cosgrove

Just like last week when we spoke with Elin Barton of White Knight Productions, today we’ll feature another person who made the Third Annual Cabot Community Picnic a major success. This person worked tirelessly alongside Cabot’s External Affairs team to create publicity materials months before the picnic, carry heavy boxes around the Harford Fairgrounds the morning of the Picnic and do everything in between.

That person is John Cosgrove and he serves as the Vice President of Client Services at Condron & Company, a creative advertising, multimedia and public relations company based in Scranton, Pa. Cabot began working with Condron & Company three years ago for the first annual Cabot Community Picnic and has since developed a daily rapport with Cosgrove.

John’s bio tells us that he “gained experience in the public service arena while serving in the administration of Governor Robert P. Casey as the Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Citizen Service. He is very active in our community serving on many regional boards and is the founding chairman of the Housing Services Collaborative, CityPride! and First Night Scranton.  Most recently, John served as Executive Director of a national non-profit association based in Washington, D.C.”

We know John as all of that, plus as the man who answers the phone at any time of the day to lend Cabot an experienced hand in anything we need. He and Phil Condron, President of Condron & Company, have worked hand in hand with the External Affairs team to reach out to the community in a number of ways including distributing educational materials and introducing and strengthening relationships with the county’s nonprofit sector.

Q: How did you become involved in public relations? This is the first time I’ve ever worked in PR as a provider. In previous positions I’ve experienced it as a consumer because I’ve worked in government and nonprofit jobs. I really do like to provide PR expertise to our clients because no two days are ever the same. Our client base is so diverse between higher education, healthcare, manufacturing, major non profits and foundations; the services we provide are truly unique. Q: What is your favorite part about working with Cabot? I like most the passion and expertise that the Cabot people bring to the effort ; they really do believe in the value that natural gas will bring to the community. I enjoy their sincere desire to bring accurate information to the table, and it helps that they’re a lot of fun to work with. Q: You worked extensively on this year’s Picnic. What were you most proud of?In addition to how smoothly the logistics went, I found it to be that participants were much more engaged in asking questions this year than others. All the booths were constantly busy and people displayed a genuine interest in getting information. Q: What do you like about the Susquehanna County Community and the people of the region? It’s amazing how deeply they value a genuine sense of community. They really do care about each other and about the future of their community. Q: Anything else that you’d like to add? I’m grateful to have worked with the Cabot Community Match Fund for the Endless Mountains Health Systems. That endeavor is amazing and is a perfect replication of both Cabot as a good, upstanding corporate citizen and of the generosity of the people of the region. It is a perfect illustration of what happens when good people come together to do good things.
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