As an account executive on the enterprise software and professional services team at Walker Sands, Cara develops the media strategy and leads the daily account operations to ultimately best position her clients in today’s crowded marketplace. Understanding the ins and outs of media relations, Cara enjoys sharing her knowledge with clients, helping them get a better sense of today's ever-evolving media cycle, and ultimately, earning them the results they need to succeed.
Prior to joining Walker Sands, Cara has worked in other PR agency settings in the midwest where she worked to generate coverage for a variety of B2B and B2C companies, scoring placements in outlets like Bloomberg Radio, The Today Show, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and every healthcare trade imaginable. She has also worked in the nonprofit sector as a member of Susan G. Komen Michigan's development team, coordinating various marketing campaigns and major fundraising events for the organization.
She graduated from Saint Mary's College with a BA in Communication Studies, minoring in PR and Studio Art. At Saint Mary's, Cara was a board member on the Communication Studies honor society, Lambda Pi Eta, and initiated opportunities for students to explore the array of careers that stem from the comm major itself.
As a West Michigan native, Cara loves to escape the city and recharge on the other side of the lake, spending time with childhood friends and her family's golden retriever, Cooper. Aside from PR, Cara is a fan of everything broadway, and has a keen talent in the kitchen...so in a nutshell, show tunes and food are what keep her going in the Windy City. Born and raised an active soul, you can also find her on the regular at CorePower or Studio Three, getting her yoga, cardio and circuit-training fix.
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Southport Grocery. They make everything in-house and have a killer brunch menu.
Garretts! The Chicago Mix is my jam.
I strongly dislike peanut butter. I won't go near it, unless it's in a cookie. I'm very picky when it comes to pb.
London. Specifically, I'd live in Harrods because they literally have everything you need to survive.