The Point People

THE POINT PEOPLE

Jamie Izaks, President

Jamie Izaks, President

Among company heads in the entrepreneurial and franchise-focused PR realm, Jamie Izaks possesses a combination of credentials rarely found in others. His professional experience spans nearly 25 years, including executive level management at the leading national public relations agency serving the franchise industry prior to launching All Points PR. Previously, Jamie was the public relations manager for Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels Corporation, working at the company’s global headquarters. Earlier in his career, he earned his stripes in the news industry as an anchor, reporter and producer at various NBC, ABC, FOX and FOX SportsNet network affiliates throughout the United States.

Jamie is a seasoned publicist, writer, presenter and public speaker, having made speeches to rooms filled with hundreds of entrepreneurs as well as in small panel and roundtable settings. His work has resulted in countless national and local stories, as well as creative social media campaigns, that have consistently driven business results beyond expectation. This high level of achievement has earned Jamie respect among industry peers and afforded him the opportunity to successfully pursue new business development.

Dating back to his days as a teenager, working in the media industry has always been a professional pursuit. Jamie parlayed that passion into a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from the esteemed Ernie Pyle School of Journalism at Indiana University. He went on to work as a journalist in several U.S. markets, including Chicago, as a television anchor, reporter and producer. Eager to learn more about the forces driving industry in America, Jamie pursued post-graduate studies and earned his MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

Together, Lauren and Jamie Izaks launched All Points Public Relations in September 2011 to realize their shared entrepreneurial dreams and to advance the dreams of other entrepreneurially spirited individuals and companies.

Lauren Izaks, COO and Executive VP

Lauren Izaks, COO and Executive Vice President

Simply put, Lauren runs All Points PR like a fine-tuned machine. Her savvy business sense combined with stellar organization and planning keep All Points PR’s accounts on track. From conceptualizing and systematizing creative internal processes to accounting, HR, employee hiring and training, Lauren does it all with grace, understanding and attention to detail. Lauren has been the driving force behind some of All Points PR’s most substantive work, including launching the Positive Impact program that includes quarterly volunteering and service events for employees to contribute to the Chicagoland community as a team.

A graduate of Indiana University, Lauren holds a bachelor’s degree in education as well as a post-graduate degree in communication sciences and disorders from Northwestern University. Lauren has since earned an additional Master’s degree and a leadership certification through Northwestern University.

Lauren honed her skill set as an educator in the Chicago Public Schools system as well as at one of the city’s most prominent private schools. She demonstrates her dedication to philanthropy as a volunteer at her children’s school, the Alzheimer’s Association and FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education). She also organizes a multiple book clubs, including one for the All Points PR employees.

Lauren is married to Jamie and together they have two children, several pet fish, chickens and two dogs—Cubby and Ivy. As a family, they enjoy outdoor activities, attending the theater and cheering on the Cubbies. Lauren is an avid fan of technology, the news, running and gardening.

THE PR TEAM

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Spencer Abbott

Born and raised in Muncie, Indiana, Spencer has a knack for pairing design and content. Because of this, he has found a perfect fit at All Points PR as a Creative & Digital team member.

Prior to joining All Points PR, Spencer worked as a Graphic Design Specialist for an Indianapolis trucking company. He honed his design skills working toward recruiting and retention efforts.

Spencer graduated from Ball State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising with a focus on creative design along with a minor in marketing.

When he isn’t working, Spencer is catching up on Game of Thrones, running on Lake Shore Drive or taking a BuzzFeed quiz to see which Friends character he is.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the variety of industries we work with. It is interesting to see something perform well for one client and see how it could be used to benefit another.

Jonathan Bazar

Combining imaginative creativity with innovative graphic design, Jonathan produces unique brand messaging through his role on the Creative & Digital team. Jonathan has had professional exposure to a variety of creative fields, including graphic design, advertising, marketing and social media.

Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Jonathan graduated from Michigan State University with a major in creative advertising and a minor in graphic design. He was eager to begin his career in the Chicagoland area and is very excited to have the opportunity to work at All Points PR.

When he’s not in the office, Jonathan is constantly surrounding himself with his family, friends, music and sports. He appreciates a variety of musical genres as well as an even wider array of sports – whether he is playing them, watching them or reading about them.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the freedom to create and the trust that Jamie and Lauren have in their pods. The team incorporates an awesome blend of independence and collaboration.

Lillian Broad 

A natural storyteller, Lillian brings her creative background to the media relations team at All Points PR to produce high-quality results for clients.

Prior to All Points PR, Lillian worked in the marketing and public relations department for a national park, writing press releases, developing newsletters and maintaining a positive online presence.

Lillian graduated summa cum laude from Central Michigan University (CMU) with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism with a concentration in public relations. There, she worked with the university’s study abroad program on a social media campaign for its virtual study abroad fair. She also served as secretary and public relations committee member for CMU’s chapter of Alpha Psi Omega, the National Theatre Honor Society.

Outside of PR, Lillian greatly enjoys traveling and photography. She also double majored in music theatre, so she loves singing and performing whenever she gets the chance.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… working with so many creative, like-minded individuals.

Emily Cashen

Emily Cashen

Emily is excited to join the Public Relations team at All Points PR, hoping to blend her creativity and curiosity to achieve client goals.

She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Miami University with a double major in strategic communications and psychology. Her passion for understanding people and how they relate to each other drives her passion for communication. While attending Miami, Emily worked part-time at the local breakfast restaurant and served as a Communications Team Lead for an international education nonprofit.

Outside of the office, Emily enjoys trying new cuisine, listening to true crime podcasts and dreaming of the day she will eventually adopt a corgi.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the collaborative work environment and inspiring passion of her colleagues.

Maddie Darling

Maddie Darling

With both a professional and academic background in public relations, Maddie brings to All Points PR her creativity and knowledge in PR research.

Maddie’s past work experience was at a PR firm in Kalamazoo, where her day-to-day work centered around event planning and working with several clients. During her time there, she was able to better understand all the behind the scenes work that has to happen to put on an event, staying on top of tasks and setting priorities that achieve client goals.

Maddie graduated from Western Michigan University with double majors in public relations and creative writing. During her final year of undergrad, Maddie joined the accelerated Master’s program at WMU and graduated with an M.A. in Communication. Her main areas of research covered PR, crisis communication, and social media. She was also a teaching assistant during her time in the program, which gave her a new perspective in working with individuals.

Outside of the office, Maddie enjoys spending time with friends and family, exercising, watching crime shows, and going to the beach.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the positivity and support offered in the work environment.

Elizabeth Diamond

Elizabeth Diamond

As a native Oregonian, Elizabeth is bringing her love of storytelling and innovation from the Pacific Northwest to Chicagoland.

Elizabeth’s shared passion for people and all things entrepreneurial created the perfect storm to guide her towards a degree in Public Relations and Business from the University of Oregon. (Go Ducks!) While in college, Elizabeth worked with several clients on public relations campaigns, ranging from artisan pasta brands to women’s rugby teams. This is where she found her love for social media management and creative press releases.

In addition to her public relations education, Elizabeth used her time at the University of Oregon to run the Leading Women of Tomorrow club. This club allowed Elizabeth and her peers to speak and learn from women in leadership roles about their journey to success.

In her spare time, Elizabeth loves to explore Chicago, find new recipes to subject her friends and family to try, exercise, and daydream about adding a Golden Retriever to her tiny-but-mighty Chicago family.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the diverse background of my colleagues and the endless support from the entire team.

Freddy Drzewiecki

Freddy Drzewiecki

Freddy is thrilled to bring his graphic design and communications experience to the All Points PR Creative & Digital team.

Prior to starting his career at All Points PR, Freddy gained valuable communications and design experience as an account coordinator at a communications agency and freelance opportunities.

Freddy graduated from Loyola University Chicago’s School of Communications with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations. During his time on campus, Freddy worked for Loyola’s student-run agency Inigo Communications. He was also the Vice President of Events at Ireland’s Pub 10 and the Wolf’s Kettle, part of Loyola’s student-run business group Loyola Limited.

Outside the office, Freddy has a passion for film, great food and technology. In his free time, you’ll find him watching a new movie, trying a new restaurant or creating digital art.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the freedom to be as creative as possible. No idea or concept is too big!

Freddy Drzewiecki

Tyson Frucci

Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Tyson uses her creative writing skills to bring her client’s goals to life. She has a passion for written and verbal communication and loves building relationships with people.

She graduated from the University of Colorado-Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in public relations and a minor in Sociology. During her time at CU, Tyson worked on many exciting projects for a wide range of clients, which sparked her interest in the PR agency life.

Tyson’s previous experience was in social media coordination for an online blog, where she established cohesiveness in the brand’s story and helped bring the social media vision to life. She also worked as an intern for a production coordination company.

In her free time, Tyson likes to read, spend time with family and friends, try new recipes and be outside!

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… working with a super fun team!

Sierra Gardner

Sierra Gardner

Sierra is thrilled to bring her creative integrated PR skills to the All Points team and her accounts.

Prior to joining the agency, Sierra held a social media role at a Milwaukee-based publication. She also led social media and in-house PR for a Milwaukee hospitality group, where she honed her storytelling skills managing multiple accounts for restaurants and pitched exciting menu updates and events within the hospitality group to media outlets.

Sierra graduated from The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a Bachelor’s in Communication and a minor in journalism, advertising, and media studies, specializing in public relations. During her time at UWM, Sierra was the event coordinator and president of PRSSA. Being a part of the national organization sparked Sierra’s interest in the fast-moving world of public relations.

In her free time, you can find Sierra exploring new coffee shops in Milwaukee, thrift shopping as an extreme sport, or pretty much chanting “Bucks in six” to anyone who walks by her.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the innovative and inspiring environment! Everyone has a special “spark” that is shown contagiously through their work.

Catherine Gross

Catherine Gross

Catherine is excited to bring her graphic design, creativity and writing skills to the All Points PR Creative & Digital team.

Prior to joining All Points PR, Catherine gained experience working at a PR agency in Dallas, where she created graphics for local businesses. She also previously served as a product designer at a greeting card company.

Catherine graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications Design. During her time at SAIC, she worked on the social media team for the student branch of The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).

Outside of the office, you can find Catherine hanging out with friends, trying new recipes, working on her painting and looking for the next book or TV show to binge.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the collaborative environment and supportive community.

Katie Gibbons

Katie Gibbons

Katie brings a passion for writing and all things PR to the All Points PR team. Katie began her public relations career as an intern at a Chicago PR agency, where she established a strong foundation of essential media relations skills, including media monitoring, content creation and developing mutually beneficial media contacts across several industries.

Katie graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor’s in corporate communication and a minor in public relations. During her time at Marquette, Katie was a member of PRSSA and Lambda Pi Eta, the communications honor society. Both experiences taught her the leadership and communication skills necessary to excel in her role at All Points PR.

In her free time, Katie enjoys exploring Chicago, spending time with family and friends and going on bike rides.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the work atmosphere. The collaborative environment is inspiring, and the team is so willing to help each other reach their potential.

Alana Guggenheim

Alana Guggenheim

Alana is excited to bring her diverse experience to the All Points PR team on the Public Relations side.

Born and raised in Deerfield, Illinois—the home of All Points PR—Alana graduated summa cum laude from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations and a minor in nutrition. During her time at ISU, Alana worked as the director of PR for PRSSA where she gained experience working with clients. She also worked as a communication specialist for a local arts non-profit in Bloomington-Normal.

When she is not working in PR, Alana loves directing children’s theatre, watching reality television and trying new vegan recipes.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the welcoming work environment and supportive staff who motivate me to put my best foot forward.

Patrick Haeffele

Patrick Haeffele

Patrick is eager to bring his content writing and marketing skills to the All Points team as a Content Marketing Associate.

Before joining All Points, Patrick grew his skills as a copywriter with a Chicago real estate agency. From writing blog posts ranging from the best rental for a certain price point, to the best dog breeds for apartments, Patrick can tailor his writing to any content plan or client needs.

Patrick graduated from Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science in advertising. During his four years on campus, he worked in Bradley’s Campus Recreation department and helped grow department presence on campus and across social media platforms.

Outside of the office, you can find Patrick following Chicago sports, reading the latest mystery novel and going on runs across Chicago neighborhoods.

Jonny Heinzen

Jonny is very excited to bring his knowledge of graphic design to the All Points PR Creative & Digital team.

Prior to joining All Points PR, Jonny began his professional career as a Creative Art Director in Jacksonville, Florida. There, he gained valuable experience working for a large international corporation and the importance of consistency and precision in the creative world.

Jonny graduated from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Communications Design. While studying graphic design, he learned how to use innovative design to help express a business’s goals and aspirations.

Outside of the office, Jonny enjoys spending his time with friends and family, playing guitar, and traveling whenever he gets the opportunity.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… being in such a positive environment where everyone is willing to lend a helping hand and collaborate on ideas.

Bailey Hewitt

Since joining All Points PR in 2014, Bailey’s presence has been felt throughout the agency. When it comes to strategizing and developing plans for clients, Bailey exercises her creativity to create and implement campaigns and tactics that will help clients meet their goals and objectives. Her ability to see the bigger picture when it comes to client work has paved the way for her to explore new opportunities within the agency and externally.

Her position with All Points PR allows her to build, maintain and grow relationships with key members of the media on a local, regional and national level while also having strong relationships with clients. She prides herself on her communication skills, and enjoys securing top tier placements for clients that help to move the needle for them whether it’s for consumer, B2B or franchise development purposes.

Bailey’s career in public relations was spearheaded by her desire to work in a field that tied together media relations and business. After receiving a Bachelor’s in communication with a focus in journalism Saint Louis University, she received her Master’s in strategic communication with an emphasis in public relations from Purdue University and a leadership certification from Northwestern University.

Out of the office, Bailey enjoys doing outdoor activities, such as hiking and playing beach volleyball and visiting all of the different pizza restaurants Chicago has to offer.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the close-knit office environment. It encourages creativity, collaboration and communication, which altogether make for a pretty awesome (fun) place to work.

Benny Hieb

Benny is full of creative ideas and energy, bringing imagination and fun to the All Points PR Creative & Digital team.

Before starting at All Points PR, Benny gained experience with client work at internships centered around advertising and client needs. Following graduation, he worked with engineers and CAD specialists to draw detailed engineering drawings while also developing further with his personal practice.

Benny graduated from Morningside University with degrees in graphic design and photography. While attending, he took part in art and photo club, with work featured in The Briar Cliff Review, The Morningside Kiosk, and the Clay County Fair.

Outside of work, you can find Benny practicing more design skills ranging from digital to more handcrafted mediums. He also enjoys moments of quiet after long days with reading, yoga and meditation.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the dynamic environment. Variety is the spice of life!

Alex Hopkins

Alex found her calling in the public relations field through her passion for both written and verbal communication. A self-proclaimed “people person,” she believes in the importance of building and maintaining relationships with our clients that foster professional and personal growth.

Prior to joining the All Points PR team, Alex worked for a public relations agency in Chicago, where she provided media relations to a myriad of clients in the legal and financial realm.

Alex graduated from Western Michigan University, where she studied public relations and creative writing. While at Western, she worked as a research assistant for the School of Communication and was a member of the Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Association.

Outside of the office, Alex enjoys belting Broadway hits in the car, watching documentaries and spending time with friends and family.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the collaborative work environment and the “we” mentality that allows for the cultivation of creative and forward-thinking ideas.

Cubby

Cubby Izaks

Living with the Izaks, Cubby has grown up eating, sleeping, playing and barking fur-ranchising. Cubby first started at All Points PR during a ruff time while the office was working remotely, but he quickly became top dog, making Zoom calls brighter and working with Lauren to prepare the office for our return.

With a talent for sniffing out a great pitch and posing for the All Points PR social media pup-arazzi, Cubby works like a dog every day. His biggest strength is helping the team keep a pawsitive attitude.

Outside of the office, Cubby enjoys playing fetch, going for walks and watching his namesake, the Chicago Cubs, play ball.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… visiting everyone’s desks for pets when I come into the office, especially those who keep treats for me at their desk.

Ivy Izaks

With a mentor like Cubby, Ivy has put the right paw forward in her public relations career. She’s lived up to her pet-tential from Day 1 at the office.

Ivy has a fur-rociously persistent approach to pitching and great instincts that always lead her to bark up the right trees. She’s also dabbled in the creative, digital and content departments, drafting fetching copy and graphics.

When the workday is done, she loves to hang out with Cubby and the Izaks at home and relax with a chew toy.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… racing my brother Cubby through the office and hanging out by Lauren’s desk.

JoeyLauren Jiracek

A public relations enthusiast driven by creativity, JoeyLauren uses innovation and strategic thinking to share compelling news stories. Whether it’s positioning a brand as a leader in its industry or helping a franchise expand into new markets, she cultivates relationships with key media professionals to always ensure All Points PR is exceeding the goals it has set for its clients.

JoeyLauren previously worked with a Chicago-based integrated communications agency where she was exposed to the challenging yet thrilling public relations, marketing and creative fields. From securing notable media placements to developing campaign social strategies, JoeyLauren developed a transferable skill set to uniquely support her clients.

Outside of the office, you’ll probably find JoeyLauren tackling a DIY craft, hanging out with friends or playing with her pup Louie.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… being in a collaborative environment alongside like-minded leaders that all share a can-do, positive attitude.

Mickey Johnson

As a lifelong writer and passionate storyteller, Mickey is eager to put her creative skills to help bring clients’ ideas to life and grow their businesses.

Prior to joining All Points PR, Mickey worked for a nonprofit in Tacoma, Washington. Starting as an intern, she learned the process of pitching influencers, radio stations and other media outlets as well as graphic design and social media management to help spread the word about the organization’s efforts. After her internship, she remained on the team as a PR Team manager, where she honed her leadership skills helping interns with editing, pitching and proofreading their work.

Mickey graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor’s in English, and a double minor in multimedia journalism and music. While at Loyola, Mickey was a member of the Women’s Rugby Club, where she served as a public representative, and also worked at Loyola’s radio station, WLUW, hosting weekly radio shifts featuring local bands and personal favorites.

When she’s not at her computer typing away, you can find Mickey playing and writing music, getting hit on the rugby pitch, or playing her Nintendo switch.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… being able to know everyone I work with, and being able to utilize my creativity in different ways!

Cole Koretos

Cole brings with him a passion for public relations and strong drive to succeed at All Points in his role on the Public Relations team. Reveling in the opportunity to tell his clients’ stories, Cole has honed his media relations skills to become a leading publicity results producer in the agency.

Prior to joining the All Points team, Cole worked at a large, national PR firm in Detroit, supporting healthcare and automotive industry clients.

Outside of his PR responsibilities, Cole is eager to make a positive contribution to the office culture and atmosphere by bringing a smile to each and every one of his colleagues’ faces. When he’s out of the office, Cole enjoys playing basketball, spending time with loved ones, rooting for his alma mater Michigan State University and enjoying the rich tapestry that is life.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… being surrounded by a wonderful, supportive by team of coworkers that makes me enthusiastic coming to work every day.

Annmarie Lavorata

Annmarie is excited to join the media relations team at All Points PR, eager to use her creative writing and extroverted communication style to deliver outstanding results for her clients.

She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater (UWW) with a degree in public relations. At UWW, Annmarie worked for the university TV and radio station as a sports announcer, as well as participated in PRSSA.

Outside the office, Annmarie loves to workout, play soccer and is a huge movie fan.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the collaborative work environment and positive employee attitudes.

 Sarah Lisewski

Sarah Lisewski

Sarah is thrilled to bring a fresh perspective to the All Points PR team.

Prior to joining the agency, Sarah worked on the social media team at Bellina Caetano where she created various graphics, marketing copy and newsletters for the jewelry boutique. She also served in a social media role for the Illinois State University Office of Admissions where she developed a hometown campaign to highlight everything the ISU area offered.

She graduated Magna Cum Lade from ISU with a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations and a minor in psychology. While attending ISU, Sarah served as the president of the PRSSA chapter, as well as the secretary for the Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Honors Society. Both of these experiences aided in her love for writing, content creation, leadership and management. Sarah’s passion for PR has driven her to continue her education at DePaul University in the public relations and advertising Master’s program.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys going to concerts, reading, binging Criminal Minds and baking.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the welcoming atmosphere. Every team member is always available to lend a hand or support me when I need it.

 

Shannon McGuire

Shannon brings to the Office Manager team experience in a variety of industries and administrative roles. Her favorite thing about working as an administrative professional is the opportunity to work side by side with all team members, departments and our clients. She takes great pride in being a resource to help them solve problems and succeed.

Prior to joining All Points PR, Shannon worked for a premier provider of leadership consulting and senior-level executive search services at their international corporate headquarters in Chicago.

Shannon studied at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communication and a concentration in psychology.

Outside of the office, Shannon enjoys game nights with friends, working out and spending time with family.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the culture of innovation that inspires me to think outside the box and grow.

 

Rachel Nehring

With a strong passion for writing and implementing creative campaigns, Rachel brings undeniable value to the All Points PR team. Her diverse background in social media management, event planning and client communication brings an exciting new outlook to the agency.

Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Rachel previously sharpened her professional skills with a Chicago-based event company, where she spearheaded social media and marketing, as well as event management. Her time with the company provided her exposure in executing social media campaigns, securing coverage for events and landing additional writing opportunities.

Rachel also spent four years in Iowa, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in public relations from Iowa State University. Her time at the university exposed her to many opportunities, including her roles as social media chair of the student run D.I.Y. Craft Club and devoted member of PRSSA.

Outside of the office, Rachel enjoys being active and attending workout classes. She also enjoys more relaxing activities, such as reading a good book and spending time with friends.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the inclusivity of the work environment and being able to work together through the common goal of providing exceptional results for each client.

 

Grace Nelson

Grace is always excited to collaborate closely with clients and bring a creative and open-minded perspective to the All Points PR team and her accounts. She enjoys working alongside her Pod, which is filled with talented individuals who constantly bring positive attitudes to their work.

Prior to joining the All Points PR Creative & Digital team, Grace worked with a California-based logistics company, focusing her work on web design and website management. She also has experience in digital marketing, social media and event planning.

Grace has always been drawn to creative fields and found her love for design as a media advertising major at Indiana University with a concentration in creative advertising strategies. Go Hoosiers!

Outside of work, you can find Grace discovering the best restaurants in town, exploring the city with friends and bringing her puppy, Remy, with her everywhere she goes.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the creative people she’s surrounded with and the strong support system they provide. And, of course, our team mascots Ivy and Cubby.

Sarah O'Beirne

Sarah O’Beirne

With a passion for writing and all things digital, Sarah strives to use her storytelling abilities to create an authentic connection with her audience.

Sarah earned her degree in journalism with minors in business and public relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). While at UIUC, she served as a teaching assistant for the College of Media and a reporter for the student newspaper.

A St. Louis native, Sarah is excited to expand her career with the All Points PR team. Outside of the office, you can find her wandering the aisles of Target, grabbing coffee with friends or playing with her pup, Finley.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the opportunity to work in a collaborative environment with a diverse range of clients.

Kelsey O'Berry

Kelsey O’Berry

Motivated to be the bridge that brings brands and their target audiences together through creative communications strategies, Kelsey has a passion for dynamic storytelling that elicits emotion and sparks action.

Prior to joining All Points Public Relations, Kelsey honed her communications skills leading social media for a hometown bookstore, guiding the business’ modernized approach to consumer marketing through Tik Tok.

Kelsey earned her degree in communications with a minor in public relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While attending U of I, Kelsey worked for the University Library as a Communications Intern and had a leadership role with IlliniThon, a dance marathon fundraising organization.

Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Kelsey is thrilled to be joining the All Points PR team. An avid reader, Kelsey spends her free time wandering bookstores to continue filling her shelves. She also enjoys playing with her cat and dog and spending time with her friends at coffee shops.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the collaborative and energetic atmosphere that each member of the team maintains while also being dedicated to their work.

 

Nicole Odziewa

With a diverse background in traditional public relations, social media and influencer relations work, Nicole is excited to bring her expertise as well as a fresh perspective to the All Points PR team.

Nicole previously worked for a global public relations agency in Chicago, where she was on the digital team responsible for providing influencer relations management support to the agency’s largest client. Prior to that, she also had the opportunity to be a social media manager for a local digital fashion publication and she worked for a boutique PR agency focused on music, non-profit organizations and arts education.

Nicole received a Bachelor’s degree in public relations and advertising with a minor in photography and women’s and gender studies from DePaul University. While she was at DePaul, she was a member of the PRSSA.

When she is not in the office, you can find Nicole going to concerts, working on her photography and graphic design skills, discovering the latest music artists, reading up on all things pop culture and trying to find the newest TV show to binge watch.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is…  how dedicated everyone is to their work and the clients.

Dylan Pashke

Dylan Pashke

Dylan is thrilled to bring his design and communications experience to the All Points PR team in his role on the Creative & Digital team.

Prior to joining the All Points PR team, Dylan started his career as a graphic design intern at an insurance company and as a creative marketing intern at a large department store chain. There he established a strong foundation in content creation and social media management.

Dylan graduated from Bradley University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design and a minor in art history. While on campus, he interned for a local art gallery, held the featured entertainment coordinator position for ACBU and was the president of the leadership/service organization Fellows.

Outside of the office, Dylan has a passion for the arts, community engagement and the outdoors. In his studio practice, you’ll find him creating mixed media work with an emphasis on abstract portraiture.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the community. The team at All Points PR truly cares about one another and the work we are doing!

Erin Pattie

Erin Pattie

If you can see it, read it, or watch it: Erin is probably working on it at All Points. As a member of the Creative and Digital department, she loves visually showcasing what our franchises clients have to offer.

Before joining All Points, Erin was a graphic designer at a Chicagoland health insurance company. She also interned at a London-based digital creative agency and an independent record label. Erin attended Elon University in North Carolina, studying communication design and minoring in creative writing. She was active in college radio which sparked her love of radio shows and music journalism.

In her free time, Erin can be found tweeting to her limited audience, splitting dessert with her friends, and in pursuit of finding the best album of the year.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the collaborative work environment and passionate culture.

Alex Sanchez

Alex is excited to bring her public relations experience to the All Points PR team in her Public Relations role.

Previously, Alex worked with a popular on-campus publication as a PR & social media intern during her time at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While there, she also served as a brand ambassador for various online food delivery brands. Alex graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in media studies and a double minor in Spanish and public relations.

While she prides herself on her organization skills and attention to detail, Alex is also a self-proclaimed “people person.” She loves to create and build strong relationships with both coworkers and clients. When out of the office, Alex can be found at the yoga studio, a music festival or cheering on the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the welcoming environment and positive employee attitudes!

Jessica Tcholakov

Born and raised in Chicagoland, Jessica is thrilled to be pursuing her career in public relations very close to home with All Points Public Relations. Jessica’s extremely outgoing personality and eagerness for creativity steered her towards public relations. As a key member of the All Points PR media relations team, she is at once persistent with press pitching and skilled at writing press releases.

Part of the team since the company’s inception in 2011, Jessica has played a key role in supporting the company’s growth. She has worked with a wide range of clients, securing press coverage locally, regionally and nationally across all media types. Her ability to communicate effectively with the press and All Points PR’s clients has earned her tremendous respect with her peers and unquestioned trust with clients.

Jessica finds the nature of public relations to be invigorating. She knows that generating great ideas and strategic thinking are an everyday necessity. As a PR professional, Jessica gets great satisfaction from seeing the results that her hard work has created. She is a true team player and one that everyone enjoys working with at All Points PR.

Outside of work, in her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and working out.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the motivation each member brings to the team.

Eliza Vega

Eliza Vega

Eliza is thrilled to join the office management team and bring her organizational and leadership skills to All Points PR.

She graduated from The University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism with a concentration in Sports Management. While attending UIUC, Eliza worked for the athletic department as an event ambassador, assisting with all things game-day related.

Outside of the office, you can catch Eliza trying any new coffee shops, attending a music festival, or exploring new restaurants with friends.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the supportive atmosphere!

Paige Ward

Paige Ward

Paige is thrilled to bring a passion for collaboration and creativity to All Points. Her experience overseas working in public relations and her background in journalism both have provided a strong foundation to support All Points clients.

Prior to joining the agency, Paige completed an internship in London, UK at a PR firm focused in the entertainment, consumer, and fashion industries. Paige also served as the photography editor for The Daily Free Press, an independent student publication.

She graduated cum laude from Boston University with a degree in public relations and a minor in political science. While there, Paige took an active role in her sorority, Delta Gamma, as the Vice President of Communications.

These days, outside of the office, Paige spends her time baking vegan desserts, going to concerts and playing with her puppy, Oliver.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… being surrounded by supportive and dedicated team members.

Ciera Willis

Ciera Willis

Howdy! With a passion for people and a good adventure, Ciera delivers a can-do spirit to All Points Public Relations and is eager to do the same for her clients

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, and a graduate of the University of Arkansas, Ciera’s ready to write her next chapter in the Midwest. Earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a concentration in accounting, Ciera seeks out a challenge where she can. While in college, she was a member of Leadership Walton, a professional development organization, a social media ambassador for the U of A study abroad office, and became a professional at calling the hogs.

Ciera has always had a passion for PR, starting with brand development prior to college and holding multiple roles as a marketing intern, from a non-profit in South Africa, managing social media accounts for start-ups, and creating and editing blog posts for a design agency.

Outside of work, Ciera loves to travel and explore, read, listen to music, run along Lake Michigan, go to museums and spend quality time with friends and family.

My favorite part about working at All Points PR is… the culture and people. The environment All Points offers allows you to form close-knit relationships along with a tremendous amount of opportunities to learn and grow.