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Learn From A Bird On The Wire: How To Effectively Get Media Coverage For Your Clients


Jul 25, 2018 1:46 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Jill Connor Kalata
Regional Vice President @Business Wire
Jill Connor Kalata has spent her 25-year plus career working with the clients and colleagues of Business Wire’s Cleveland office. In her role, she is responsible for overall sales and operations for Business Wire's Cleveland and Detroit offices. Jill joined Business Wire in 1990 as an editor, and moved into the sales department in 1991. In 2001 she was named regional manager of the Cleveland office, and in 2014 was named regional vice president. She is a graduate of Mount Union College and Cottey College. She is a current board member of PRSA's Greater Cleveland Chapter, and the president of PEO International’s Cleveland Chapter J. Jill and her husband Greg reside in Lakewood, Ohio, (a west side suburb of Cleveland) with their rescue hound Tommy and cats Abe and Sarah.
Wendy Kurtz, APR, CPRC
President @Elizabeth Charles & Associates, LLC
Wendy Kurtz, APR is President of Elizabeth Charles & Associates, LLC, a public relations and business development firm that specializes in helping executives become published authors and fee-paid speakers. An award-winning business expert, Wendy has been helping individuals, businesses and organizations develop and deliver their marketing and communication messages efficiently and effectively for more than 25 years. Billed as “the Empress of PR” by Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul publishing empire. Wendy’s work with Hansen is what led to her firm’s specialization today. In addition to Hansen, Wendy’s client list has included the late Art Linkletter, politicians and candidates, military and law enforcement personnel, CEOs and entrepreneurs as well as civic and nonprofit organizations.