Our leadership has built powerful reputations driving media, public affairs and corporate communication strategies.  We leverage strong relationships and a depth of experience to help our clients reach their most ambitious goals.

 

Tracy Slutzkin

Tracy Slutzkin is an innovative communication leader with an extensive  national network of media contacts. She has a depth of knowledge of news operations from a more than 20 year career in broadcasting at Cumulus Media, Westwood One, Fox and ABC News.  Tracy has reported and produced investigative news, spot-news, feature stories and news talk programming at some of the most influential media outlets in the U.S. She developed special segments with high-profile newsmakers including four U.S. Presidents. She has covered the RNC and DNC Conventions since 1996. Tracy also served as Program Director at WLS Radio in Chicago for four years.

She has developed and implemented successful media relations and digital strategies for companies such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Zhongli North America, law firms and professional services organizations.  Tracy has earned several coveted industry awards for programming and news coverage, including being named one of the “Most Influential Women in Radio”. She has a B.S. in Communications from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Hayley Bierkle Burns

Hayley Burns is a communication, public affairs and marketing leader with a record of helping clients achieve aggressive business goals.  Hayley has built successful communication strategies for clients in some of the toughest political and business environments including automotive, cyber-security and education.

Hayley’s career began in broadcast journalism where she covered breaking news, business and politics at NBC Chicago, Fox News Chicago and the CNN Midwest Bureau.

Hayley has created and led communication initiatives for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Quicken Loans, Mopar, Kraft, Principal Financial Group, Chicago Public Schools, and Ronald McDonald House Charities, among others. Hayley has a master’s degree in Public Affairs Journalism from Columbia College and a B.S. in Communication from Regis University in Denver.

Anne Kavanagh

Anne Kavanagh worked as an Emmy-award winning, Chicago television reporter for more than 24 years covering news, politics, business and sports. Anne has a successful track-record of providing communications services for high profile businesses, colleges and universities, law firms, politicians, local governments, think tanks, health care providers, tourism bureaus and major charities and non profits in Chicago and around the the world.  Anne’s client’s regularly appear in national and local media outlets. Anne's expertise includes media strategy and relations, messaging, story development and publicity, media training and interview prep, media event planning and video and written content production. Anne also appears on television and radio programs as a commentator. Anne spent 23 years as an Emmy award winning television reporter at FOX News Chicago and covered some of the biggest stories of our time in Chicago and around the world. She has reported stories from the streets of Chicago to Vietnam, Romania, the Vatican and Latin America.   She hosted four live Chicago Marathon telecasts and other televisions specials. Anne has also written award winning magazine articles for both Chicago and national publications. Anne's work has been honored many times by the Midwest Emmy Academy, Chicago Headline Club, the Illinois Associated Press, United Press International and the Chicago Society of Black Journalists. Anne has a masters degree from Northwestern University’s Medill.