Bianchi Public Relations Promotes Killenberg to Vice President

Posted Jul. 30th 2007

TROY, Mich., July 30, 2007 – Jessica A. Killenberg, APR, has been promoted to vice president at Bianchi Public Relations, Inc., according to company president, James A. Bianchi.

This promotion, Bianchi said, comes in recognition of Killenberg’s successful leadership efforts for several of the firm’s key accounts, as well as her work in mentoring staff and new business development.

She has been with the full-service PR firm for 11 years. Prior to being named to her new position, she served as an account director and senior account supervisor. Killenberg was promoted to account supervisor in 2000, senior account executive in 1998 and account executive in 1997. She joined Bianchi PR as an account coordinator in 1996, after having served as an intern with the firm.

She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations and a master’s degree in public relations and organizational communications from Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit. Accredited in public relations (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America, Killenberg has been actively involved in the organization’s Detroit chapter and is currently serving on its board. She is also a member of the Automotive Press Association, Business Networking International and a founding member of WSU’s Public Relations Advisory Board.

In addition, she has served as an adjunct professor at WSU and was a contributing writer to the university textbook, PR: The Right Stuff.

An award-winning PR agency based in Troy, Mich. and founded in 1992, Bianchi Public Relations is among Michigan’s largest PR firms, according to PRWeek magazine’s annual rankings. Offering national reach and local specialization, the firm is an affiliate of The PR Collective, a public relations network of more than 30 independent agencies across North America.

The firm’s client experience includes the aftermarket, association, automotive, construction, consulting, design, e-business, education, engineering, financial services, health care, industrial, insurance, legal, manufacturing, not-for-profit, professional services, real estate and technology sectors.

Jim Bianchi

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