PATTI BIANCHI, Public Relations guru

With over 20 years of experience in public relations, events and marketing, Patti has a proven track record in developing and executing award-winning public relations programs and events.

She served as public relations director at Slack and Company where she worked with numerous businesses, including many in the food industry, to generate buzz about their products and services.

Patti received her bachelor’s degree in communications from Elmhurst College.


Kim has been working as a copywriter at downtown Chicago ad agencies for over 20
years. Her expertise in writing and branding has helped clients from small local
businesses to global brands such as Clorox, Disney and Proctor & Gamble. With a
strategic approach and a clever touch, she helps companies with naming and taglines
as well as writes print ads, brochures, mailers, email blasts, websites and more. Kim
graduated with a B.A. in English from Vassar College.

RENEA GALLAGHER, principle and champion of strong design

Renea has over 20 years design/advertising industry experience. She has worked with numerous leaders in the consumers packaged goods industry as well as non-profit organizations. She has experience designing a wide range of projects including, identity design, collateral, direct mail, Web sites, ad campaigns, exhibit displays and textile design.

Renea has won several prestigious design awards including the National Sappi Design Award and the BMA Tower Award. Her work also has been published in “The Big Book of Logos”. 

Renea has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Ray Vogue School of Design (now Illinois Institute of Art), with continuing education in Persuasive Communication from the University of Chicago.

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