VALUES AND VISION

OUR TEAM

We are strategists and counselors, writers, editors and designers, coaches and trainers, and experts in media relations, digital and visual communications, event promotion and issues and crisis management. We are recognized by clients and peers as a communications leader in numerous fields, including healthcare, conservation, destination and culture, civic and government relations, associations and nonprofit organizations.

Diverse in our backgrounds, ages, interests, lifestyles, and work and life experiences, we teach and learn from each other, back each other up and brainstorm and collaborate closely. From interns to CEO, we work with purpose to bring our clients fresh creative thinking combined with practical experience, hard work and dedicated and reliable client service.

We are a founding member of the Worldcom Public Relations Group, one of the world’s leading networks of independently owned public relations counseling firms, providing you access to the international creative capabilities of over 2,000 communications professionals worldwide.

Jill Allread, APR, PRSA Fellow
Chief Executive Officer

Jill leads PCI and provides executive counsels to a wide variety of organizations and individuals to enhance their brands, strategies and reputations. Jill is a nationally recognized crisis management counselor in the areas of healthcare, nonprofit, conservation, business and associations, she also advises clients in public affairs strategies.

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Craig Pugh, APR
President

Craig Pugh provides executive and issues counsel to clients in all sectors, including tourism and hospitality planning and development, business to business, and association marketing. Craig brings to the agency 30 years of extensive management and communications experience in both for-profit business and nonprofit organizations.

 

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Pamela Oettel, MBA
Chief Financial Officer

Pam oversees accounting and financial operations, hardware and software systems and human resources for the firm. Pam spent many years in Fortune 500 companies, honing her skills in finance, operations and project management. 

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Wendi Koziol, APR
Senior Vice President, Managing Director

Working with a diverse group of healthcare, education and nonprofit organizations, Wendi is involved in some of the agency’s most sophisticated programs, developing strategy and leading award-winning account teams. Wendi’s passion for making a positive difference inspired her to help launch PCI Cares, which connects staff to service projects and supports causes that matter to employees.

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Sharon Dewar
Senior Vice President, Wildlife Care & Conservation

To say Sharon goes out of her way to draw attention to conservation issues might be an understatement. She took a news team to one of the most remote forests of Central Africa to see scientists studying apes. It was just one highlight of a career in science communications, destination marketing, media strategy and crisis management.

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Mary Erangey
Senior Vice President, Healthcare

Mary specializes in strategic communications campaigns to help education, healthcare and association clients increase their share of voice and deliver clear messages on complicated issues. She's led the development of award-winning creative marketing content and has helped win visibility for the turnaround stories of schools and professional associations.

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Leigh Madden
Senior Vice President, Healthcare

With more than two decades experience in healthcare, Leigh uses her strategic counsel and issues management skills to develop and lead award-winning programs for corporate and nonprofit accounts. Her campaigns have involved Major League Baseball, a First Lady and more than a half dozen physician specialties, and she’s loved each and every one. 

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Michael Queroz
Vice President, Digital

Michael Queroz leads Public Communications Inc.’s digital practice. He is particularly passionate about integrating media and digital strategies into client programs to support all communications needs, and has worked with a variety of Chicago-based and national nonprofit, conservation, destination and healthcare clients.

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DIVERSE GROUP OF CLIENTS

IN GOOD COMPANY

We are a diverse, results-driven team of professionals who provide a wide variety
of clients with strategic communication solutions.

Our firm is:

A national, independent firm founded in Chicago in 1962

Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (LGBTBE)

A founding member of The Worldcom PR Group, the world’s leading network of
independent PR firms globally

Certified Google Partner

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