Kelli Hartsock is a young professional with over five years of Public Relations experience, specializing in consumer and hospitality branding, as well as events and media relations practices. Kelli also has expertise in crisis communications, consumer and corporate brands, food & beverage, digital/social media and brand ambassadors.
Kelli currently resides as a consumer/hospitality branding and internal public relations specialist; serving a variety of national clients and is the in-house events and media relations expert. Some of her notable placements include: The New York Times, TIME magazine, USA Today, Ladies Home Journal, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Midwest Living, Working Mother and All You magazine.
In her past positions, Kelli has supported an iPad application launch, and a number of high-profile spokesperson campaigns for Quaker Oats and Kraft Foods. Some of the brand ambassadors she has worked with include, Bob Harper of "The Biggest Loser", Miranda Cosgrove of "iCarly," American Idol, Jordin Sparks and Marcus Samuelsson of "Top Chef Masters". Some of Kelli's past clients include Quaker Oats, Kraft Foods, Best Buy, Burger King, Dardin: Olive Garden division, Morton's Steak House, Bull & Bear Bar and Grill, and Shaker Virtual Events. She has additional experience in global consumer, corporate and B2B practices- with clients such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and higher education clients, such as DeVry University and Northwestern University's- Kellogg School of Management. Kelli's previous agency experience includes, Edelman Public Relations, MSL Group, Today's Chicago Woman magazine and Empower Public Relations.
Kelli is an active auxiliary board member for non-profit charity, Reading in Motion, handling its social media and promotional needs for events, and also mentors at-risk youth through the Chicago SPARK program. In her spare time, she embraces all that Chicago has to offer, travels as often as possible and reviews local food and restaurants.
Kelli holds a B.A. in Marketing Communications, with a concentration in Public Relations, from Columbia College Chicago.
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