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Brienne Callahan

BRIENNE CALLAHAN
BRINGS CLARITY TO COMPLEXITY, EASES STRESS WITH STRATEGY

Brienne Callahan brings nearly a decade of diverse communications experience, creating effective campaigns and materials across governmental, non-profit and private sectors. Brienne’s expertise is in formulating effective strategies, and developing clear, effective communications across all channels.

Working for Governor Pat Quinn’s campaign and on his staff, Brienne served as Press Secretary and spokesperson. She developed policy briefings, talking points, fact sheets, and press releases for the Governor, agency […]

MARK ROSATI

MARK ROSATI
STRATEGIST, TACTICIAN, STORYTELLER

Mark Rosati has more than 20 years’ experience in strategic communications leadership for higher education, healthcare and other nonprofit and public-sector organizations. His expertise includes public affairs, media relations, strategic planning and message development, executive communications, marketing communications, Web content, social media, and crisis communications.

Rosati served for 14 years as Associate Chancellor for Public Affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago and its Hospital & Health Sciences System, which includes Illinois’s […]

Catherine Lange

CATHERINE LANGE

VERBAL AND VISUAL, WORKING BOTH SIDES OF HER BRAIN

Catherine Lange brings a unique blend of verbal and visual communications skills to her design work. Her user-friendly layouts and clean design are the result of 30 years’ experience in communications, publishing and the graphic arts. Catherine is a creative, collaborative, award-winning communicator whose versatile range of skills includes graphic design, photography, writing, editing, print production management, and database publishing.

Catherine managed publications for The University […]

MICHELLE DAMICO

MICHELLE DAMICO
CREATIVE PITCHES, INTEGRATED STRATEGY

Michelle Damico is a natural communicator, with a successful career based on creative strategies, well-thought-out tactics and the right technology to secure placements in traditional media and through social media networks. She has more than 15 years of experience helping government, business, and nonprofit organizations reach their key audiences through traditional media and integrated social media strategy.

Her news placements span Chicago and the nation’s top-tier media and online media outlets, including […]

MARJ HALPERIN

MARJ HALPERIN
STRONG MANAGER, 
CREATIVE COMMUNICATOR

Marj Halperin Consulting (MHC) reflects Marj’s career mix of journalism, marketing, PR, non-profit management, government reform and campaign management experience.

Marj’s 25 years of PR experience includes leadership support on media outreach, communications planning and organizational development for Mayor Richard M. Daley, then-Illinois Treasurer Pat Quinn, the Chicago Public Schools, and the Chicago Park District. There, Marj motivated residents citywide to “Come Out and Play” in Chicago’s parks in her role as […]

JOHN KUPPER

JOHN KUPPER

WINNING STRATEGIES, RIGHT RELATIONSHIPS

John Kupper has spent nearly 30 years developing winning messages and press strategies for political candidates and officeholders across the nation. Kupper was on the ground floor of President Barack Obama’s political rise, serving as a message and advertising consultant in both his 2004 U.S. Senate and 2008 Presidential campaigns. Kupper helped edit Obama’s 2004 Democratic Convention keynote speech that rocketed Obama to political stardom, and is acknowledged for his assistance […]

NEIL PARKER

NEIL PARKER
TRAINED COMMUNICATOR,
COMMUNICATIONS TRAINER

Neil Parker believes common sense should drive communications strategy. The problem is that most organizations and spokespersons don’t apply those simple strategies as common practices.

With deep experience as a communications consultant and trainer and, previously, as a broadcast journalist, Neil has a successful track record advising clients on how to get their message through the clutter of today’s media landscape. Previously Managing Director at Burson-Marsteller, a global public relations firm, Neil has […]

Alka Nayyar

Alka Nayyar

STRATEGIC MESSAGING, CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS

Alka Nayyar brings 15 years of experience across a full range of communications, marketing and public relations assignments for public, private and non-profit organizations. Using critical thinking, common sense and an integrated approach to messaging, Alka works with clients to successfully navigate crisis communications, media plans and product and program launches. She crafts strategic messaging that helps organizations creatively tell their stories, and communicate clearly and effectively with internal and external […]

Aricka Anderson

ARICKA ANDERSON
ROOTED IN COMMUNITIES, INVESTED IN CLIENT SERVICE

Aricka Anderson joined MHC in July 2017 to provide administrative support and office management. Aricka has a background in entrepreneurship and she lead public relations visibility campaigns for her own business, which resulted in placements on top tier national network and cable outlets, as well as national magazines, newspapers and web sources.
 
Aricka began her communications career in New York, and has managed public relations for a diverse client base […]