Kate Ishchenko

Kate specializes in social intelligence and market research. After years of focusing on the consumer-packaged goods sector, Kate joined Avoq to work with clients across industries. Before Avoq, Kate worked for Nestlé, supporting ad-hoc market research, crisis listening and concept testing for major brands from the portfolio. Originally from a cute beach town in Ukraine,

Jaslynn Hodges

Utilizing her skills in public policy and communications, Jaslynn specializes in crisis management, advocacy and marketing. Since joining Avoq, she has worked with various clients in the business, government and environment industries. Prior to joining Avoq, Jaslynn worked as Marketing Communications Assistant at DePaul University where she aided the Division of Student Affairs in their

Rashanah Baldwin

Rashanna Baldwin

Rashanah is an award-winning broadcast journalist and Chicago community leader. She has worked to change her neighborhood’s perception and negative news coverage through community outreach, community engagement work, and via her “Good in Englewood” media campaign and former weekly talk radio segment entitled “What’s Good? in Englewood.” She specializes in messaging, communication strategy, and community

Dahleen Glanton

Dahleen Glanton

With an extensive and acclaimed career in journalism, Dahleen specializes in messaging and media strategy across the city and state. Dahleen is a former news columnist for the Chicago Tribune, which she joined after working at the Los Angeles Times. She held several positions over her 30-year career, ranging from associate metropolitan editor to national

Catherine Turco King

Catherine Turco King

Catherine specializes in strategic planning, message development, and media relations. She manages clients across sectors and industries including education, health care, energy, land use, and economic development. Before joining Avoq, Catherine was assistant press secretary for former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, handling issues of education and social services. She led the mayor’s press related to

Eric Herman

Eric Herman

Eric advises corporations, institutions and individuals on high-stakes challenges. His work encompasses crisis communications, litigation communications, issue management, media relations, message development, corporate reputation, public advocacy campaigns and employee and labor communications. An experienced counselor, he creates and executes campaigns designed to advance his clients’ objectives, particularly at times of intense scrutiny by media, competitors,

DeJoiry McKenzie-Simmons

DeJoiry McKenzie-Simmons

DeJoiry specializes in campaign management, issue advocacy, policy analysis, messaging and strategic communications. Utilizing his political and coalition-building experience, he works primarily in stakeholder outreach, overseeing messaging and content curation, and developing integrated communications and advertising strategies. Before Avoq, DeJoiry served as a legislative aide for Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), managing education, tech, labor and

Terri J. Sanders

Terri Sanders

Terri specializes in brand strategy and development, integrated marketing and communications strategy, campaign management, internal and corporate communications, public affairs, and issue advocacy. She collaborates with clients across diverse industries, including health care, government, technology, and social justice. Terri led the relaunch, rebranding, and communications strategy for an $800M global technology company, driving digital transformation

Peter Cunningham

Peter Cunningham

Peter specializes in message and strategy, media training and crisis management on behalf of public sector, nonprofit, political and select corporate clients. He secures major local and national coverage for his clients, bolstering their profiles. Over his 40-year career, Peter has served in communications leadership positions in local, state and federal governments, working directly for

Kristin Smith

Kristin Smith

Kristin specializes in advertising, branding and storytelling, bringing unique creative perspectives to clients across Avoq. She works to develop high-level custom creative solutions for clients across sectors and industries, creating award-winning work for public health campaigns, higher education efforts, nonprofit advocacy and startups. Her work includes developing integrated marketing and advertising campaigns, creating full brand