KemperLesnik, an award-winning public relations, events, sports marketing, and content marketing agency, has named Michelle Press as its newest senior vice president to lead and grow the agency’s public relations expertise in corporate communications. Press joins KemperLesnik with more than twenty years of PR experience leading corporate communications and issues management.
“Michelle has proven knowledge and experience on both the corporate and agency sides of the PR business,” said Amy Littleton, managing director at KemperLesnik. “Her strategic thinking and reputation management skills will add to our already strong corporate communications practice and benefit our clients, many of which are multi-national public companies.”
Press has led strategic marketing and communications programs for a wide range of companies, most recently with UL, a safety science organization. Her expertise includes internal and external communications, change management, crisis and issues management, community relations, analyst relations and mergers and acquisitions communications. Press spent seven years at UL as Director of Strategic Communications and Crisis Management. Prior to that, she held executive positions at Golin and Ogilvy.
“I am honored to join the KemperLesnik team,” said Press. “It’s exciting to be part of a dynamic, integrated agency that is focused on driving client results, giving back to the community and making work fun for its employees. I look forward to using my unique experience to help the agency continue to grow.”
Press holds an undergraduate degree in marketing from the University of Northern Iowa and a master’s degree in mass communications and journalism at Drake University.