RISING SUN, MD—Technology sector veterans Joanne Hogue and Dina Petrosky have launched Smart Connections PR, a business-to-business communications agency with a list of clients including Mindtree Limited, EventTracker, SimpliVity Corporation, Smart AV, Syncsort, and Watchful Software.

The agency specializes in public relations, media relations, corporate communications, and strategy development. Its “CEO Awareness Program” offer focuses on raising the visibility of CEOs of organizations of all sizes, increasing their exposure with tier-one business, financial and broadcast media. The firm will also provide social media monitoring services.

Hogue is an expert in technology and corporate PR, having previously served as managing director of LVA Communications, and earlier held communications positions in London at Sedgwicks UK and Coopers & Lybrand.

Petrosky is a former journalist with an extensive portfolio in media and communications. She previously served as president of DGP Associates and before that was an account executive at LVA.