As Vice President of Public Relations in Walker Sands’ Chicago office, Kellie leads and oversees PR and media relations programs for a portfolio of B2B technology accounts ranging from mid-size companies to publicly traded organizations. Since joining Walker Sands in 2015, Kellie has served as a strategic partner to her clients to land them in top-tier and trade media while shaping programs to match business and marketing goals.
Kellie helped build out Walker Sands’ experience in the HR tech, ed tech and healthcare tech industries, and she’s worked with brands like Barnes & Noble Education, Paylocity, Globant and Oak Street Health. Kellie and her team’s results have led to recognition and awards from PRSA’s Skyline Awards for delivering exceptional results in media relations and content marketing.
In addition to her client work, Kellie is passionate about helping her talented team of PR professionals build their careers at Walker Sands and beyond. As a people-first leader, Kellie also focuses on building out the agency’s employee skills acceleration, training and coaching programs.
As a Chicago native, Kellie holds a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University with a major in journalism and minor in business.
- HR tech
- Legal Tech
- Media Relations
- Rebrand Comms
- Data-driven PR
- People management
- Wine tasting
- House plants