Shawn Nesaw

Bel Air, Maryland. – In a move to bolster its already growing team, A. Bright Idea Advertising and Public Relations hired Manager of Communications for Harford County Public Schools, Teri Kranefeld as a Senior Communications Specialist & Public Affairs Manager.
“Strong talent is just one of the things we pride ourselves on at A. Bright Idea,” says T.J. Brightman,
Principal/Vice President of Client Relations of A. Bright Idea.  “Teri’s resume speaks for itself and her senior leadership and relationships will only strengthen our agency in both the government and private sectors.”
Spending nearly nine years with Harford County Public Schools, first as a Communication Specialist and Manager of Communications for the past five, Kranefeld has been responsible for the management and coordination of all communications efforts for a school system of 38,000 students and 5,500 employees. Working for the second largest employer in Harford County, Kranefeld served as the chief spokesperson for the school system and advised the Superintendent and Board of Education.
“Teri’s track record working with the media as a solid communications, branding and public relations practitioner made her a natural fit for us,” Brightman says.  “We expect our clients who already know her will be thrilled and the ones who don’t will love her.”
Prior to her senior post with Harford County Public Schools, Kranefeld spent seven years with the American Lung Association of Maryland, her final three years as the organization’s Director of Education. It was there that she was responsible for the supervision, implementation, design and marketing of all asthma and indoor air quality statewide programs, including working with all 24 Maryland school districts.
Kranefeld will join A. Bright Idea in February at the firm’s Bel Air office as a member of the Advertising and Marketing Department.
An award-winning advertising and public relations agency with locations in Bel Air, Md. and Sonoma, Calif. A. Bright Idea excels at identifying opportunities, generating ideas and executing customized solutions that deliver results for government, commercial and nonprofit clients including: Baltimore County Savings Bank; Courtland Hearth and Hardware; Kenwood Kitchens; Flavor Cupcakery; The John Carroll School; Yountville, Napa Valley Chamber of Commerce; Department of Defense Joint Program Manager – Elimination (APG); Jordan Thomas Salon & Spa; Grapevine Catering; Gourmet Cooke; St. Francis Winery & Vineyards; Sonoma Valley Teen Services; , U.S. Economic Development Administration; National Institute of Corrections; DuPont; Slavie Federal Savings Bank; , Sonoma Valley Education Foundation; and Sonoma Valley Community Health Center among many others. For more information on A. Bright Idea and its services, visit or email