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Kayla Bodel

PR Manager

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. -Wayne Gretzky"

Michael Scott

As a PR manager, Kayla executes media outreach and secures coverage for B2B tech clients. Understanding client messaging allows her to drive results that build awareness and credibility. She does so by creating strategic pitches and developing reporter relationships to secure top-tier media placements.

Kayla is a Chicago native. She graduated from Miami University in 2019 where she earned her degree in strategic communication and professional writing. Prior to Walker Sands, she started her career in franchise public relations. Outside of the office, Kayla enjoys walking Chicago’s Lakefront with friends and trying new restaurants.


  • Pitching
  • Organization
  • Reporter relations
  • Writing


  • Storytelling
  • Collaboration
  • Attention to detail
  • Strategic planning


  • Podcasts
  • Wine
  • Pop culture
  • Dogs
  • Traveling

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