Maria Aselage served as the Catholic Diocese of Charleston’s crisis communications professional during the sexual abuse crisis of the early 2000’s. Currently, she oversees all of the Diocese’s public relations and crisis communications efforts, and serves as our media spokesperson. During a crisis, she understands the importance of communicating the right message to the right audience at the right time. More importantly, Maria is calm under pressure, especially when news reporters need a statement in print or on camera. She has media contacts across South Carolina. When your organization is facing a crisis, Maria is the first person you need to call.

– Monsignor Richard Harris
Vicar General for the Catholic Diocese of Charleston

“Maria Aselage was the co-manager for my City of Charleston Council campaign. My opponent was an entrenched  two term incumbent. She was a trusted advisor who provided critical strategic campaign decisions. She oversaw all my marketing and public relations functions including buying and creating newspaper ads, producing promotional YouTube videos, overseeing the development of my direct mail literature and producing talking points for various campaign events. Maria’ role was vital to my election and  I credit my win in significant part to Maria’s counsel, her commitment to my campaign and her developing an overall successful strategy.”

– Peter Shahid
Charleston City Councilmember, District 9

“Maria Aselage wrote my law firm’s public relations outreach plan.  She met with our team to learn more about our goals, our target audiences, and our budget.  Shortly thereafter Maria presented us with a comprehensive strategic public relations plan.  The plan includes a variety of marketing strategies.  Maria also created a master calendar that clearly sets out what each of us needs to do daily to reach our goals.  Maria is energetic, smart, and creative.  She is a joy to work with and I highly recommend her services!

– Anne Frances Bleecker, Senior Counsel
Bleecker Law Firm

We hired Maria Aselage to produce three videos about the coastal forest on Sullivan’s Island. During our initial and subsequent meetings, she listened to our goals for the videos, suggested a strategy, walked us through the production process and established a timeline. During the shoot, she and her crew were professional, flexible and creative. The end product was delivered on time and went well beyond our expectations. She has earned our highest personal and professional recommendation.

– Dr. Norman Khoury
The Sullivan’s Islanders Group Steering Committee

We hired Maria Aselage to oversee the public relations efforts for the Charleston County Bar Association. The first thing she did was create a public relations plan for the Bar. Within the first three months, she was able to obtain several news stories about the organization in a variety of local newspapers. She has also produced amazing videos that educate the public about the positive things Charleston area attorneys are doing in and for the community. Maria is extremely knowledgeable in the field of strategic communications and is the constant professional. We highly recommend her.”

-Natalie Bluestein, Esq.
Bluestein & Douglas Family Law Firm
2014-2015 President, Charleston County Bar

One of my most important goals during my tenure as the President of the Charleston County Bar Association was to launch a new website promoting our organization while dispersing information effectively to our members. As our PR consultant, Maria Aselage was tasked with not only developing a website with these requirements, but also overseeing our membership directory update. She completed this herculean task seamlessly. Additionally, Maria produces videos and obtains media coverage for the CCBA. She is multi-talented in the field of communications and would be an asset to any organization that wishes to enhance its public relations initiatives.

-James D. Myrick, Esq.
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
2015-2016 President, Charleston County Bar Association

For the past several years, Maria Aselage has helped us promote Wando High School’s musical and each year she delivers. She has strong media contacts; we have appeared on all three local television stations and received coverage in several regional newspapers. The media exposure she obtains for us not only boosts our attendance numbers, but also enhances the image of the drama department at Wando.

– Lori Carroll
Director of Theatre, Wando High School

Since Maria joined the Board of Directors of Camp Rise Above, she has taken our organization to a new level. Her networking skills, her expert knowledge of social media, her passion for children and her professionalism has been a valuable asset to us. She is bright, inventive, and very goal oriented. Maria sees every task as an opportunity to accomplish a goal. She has created our brochures, put together PowerPoint presentations, used her media connections to get us on TV and in the newspapers, created our on-line newsletter, and put together our fundraising presentations. Her endless energy is her gift to the kids of Camp Rise Above!

– Barbara Denton
Founder & Board Member, Camp Rise Above