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LaborTools is a resource for construction labor unions, from locals and district councils to internationals, as well as multi-trade or single trade labor-management groups and Labor Management Cooperation Committees (LMCCs), Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committees (JATCs) and other labor-type organizations.

LaborTools creates and implements customized marketing campaigns to successfully reach your target audience and accomplish your goals.



BMA Media Group

BMA Media Group is a full-service marketing, communications, multimedia, public relations and special events agency.

Incorporated in 1991, BMA Media Group is a union agency signatory with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - IBEW Local 673, the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades - IUPAT District Council 6, and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Our creative group of experienced marketing, communications and public relations professionals; web and graphic designers; video and audio production engineers; special events producers; and operations and sales staff makes us uniquely positioned to properly and effectively execute results-based campaigns and multimedia services for our Union clients.

BMA Media Group's staff of talented professionals has accumulated more than 25 national awards since 2000 in video production, graphic, and web design.


The BMA Media Group Team:

Image of BMA Media Group President Jerrod Borkey

Jerrod Borkey


Jerrod is President and owner of BMA Media Group. He started Bortini Management Associates in 1991 as an event production company and has since expanded it to a full-service...Read More

Image of BMA Media Vice President / Production Manger Raymond J. Liptak

Raymond J. Liptak

Vice President / Special Events

Ray is the true “hybrid” member of the BMA team as he enjoys the double life as both Vice President of operations as well as Event Producer. He shares the event planning duties...Read More

Image of BMA Media Vice President of Operations / Special Events Elyssa Georgian

Elyssa Georgian

Vice President of Operations / Special Events

Elyssa has been with BMA nearly since the firm’s inception. With more than 20 years experience wearing a multitude of hats, Elyssa co-manages the firm’s Special Events Division...Read More

Team Leaders
Image of BMA Media Communications / Project Manager Tom Germuska JR.

Tom Germuska Jr.

Communications / Project Manager

Tom returned home to the Cleveland area when he joined the BMA Media Team in 2013, after a successful 20-year career in print journalism. Tom’s strong pension for meeting deadlines...Read More

Image of BMA Media Assistant Communications Manager Laura Ziemianski

Laura Ziemianski

Assistant Communications Manager

Laura Ziemianski started working at BMA Media Group in 2015 and has become familiar with the union clients by working through websites, print materials...Read More

Image of BMA Media Group Video Production Manager / Producer Lee Sechrist

Lee Sechrist

Video Production Manager / Producer

Lee’s daily goal: Make awesome videos and happy clients. From the first time he put his eye to a camera viewfinder that was it, Lee’s job was capturing the action...Read More

Image of BMA Media Group Web and Graphic Design Manager James Ross

James Ross

Web & Graphic Design Manager

James joined BMA Media Group in 2011 as a Web and Graphic Designer. He brought with him over 15 years of ad agency experience delivering results for a diverse array of clients in various industries...Read More

Image of BMA Media Group Web and Graphic Designer Karen Amicarelli

Karen Amicarelli

Assistant Print Design Manager

Karen joined BMA Media Group in 2012 as a Designer in the Graphics Department. With a decade experience in both corporate and agency settings Karen has an extensive background...Read More

Image of BMA Media Group Operations Manager David Maffei

David Maffei

Operations Manager

David joined BMA in October of 2000 as part of the company’s newly-formed video production department as an assistant cameraman, grip and audio technician...Read More

Image of BMA Media Marketing and Communications Associate Matt Jaworski

Matt Jaworski

Marketing and Communications Associate

Matt brings more than nine years of marketing, advertising, broadcast and journalism experience to BMA. He has previously worked for local newspaper, radio and television...Read More


Colleen Langham

Marketing and Communications Associate

Though only with BMA Media Group for a few years, Colleen brought both communications and content writing skills to the table. Prior to joining BMA, Colleen worked as a Sales Manager as well as...Read More

Image of BMA Media Video Editor, Licensed UAS Pilot Stephen Cinch

Stephen Cinch

Video Editor, Licensed UAS Pilot

Stephen has been involved in music and video technology since 1986. After an extended stint in the recording/music industry, 22 years to be exact, Stephen decided to put his focus on video and...Read More

Image of BMA Media Group Full Stack Developer Mark Lopresto

Mark Lopresto

Full Stack Development

Mark Lopresto joined BMA Media Group in 2017 as a Full Stack Web Developer. By putting industry best practices at the forefront of his work, Mark is always looking forward to...Read More

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John Borkey

Web & Graphic Design

John joined the BMA team in 2017 as a Graphic Designer and Web Developer. With a Bachelor's Degree in Digital Media Design and a concentration in Marketing, he is eager to expand his role...Read More

Brittany DeMudd Web and Graphic Design

Brittany DeMudd

Web & Graphic Design

Joining the team in February 2018 as a graphic and web designer, Brittany holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in Graphic Design and Web Design from...Read More

Joe Borkey, Jr. Marketing and Communications

Joe Borkey, Jr.

Marketing and Communication Associate

Joe joined the BMA team in 2018 as a marketing and communications associate. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, he hopes to be able to use his marketing knowledge to further his role...Read More

Sandra Kranek Inside Sales Associate

Sandra Kranek

Inside Sales Associate

In 2015, Sandra joined BMA Media Group as an Inside Sales Associate. Her daily duties entail selling advertising packages for clients who are having upcoming events, organizing and managing ads for the monthly Labor Citizen...Read More