Public Communications Inc. has named Wendi Koziol its newest senior vice president. Koziol, who joined the PCI team in 1999 as an assistant account executive, has steadily advanced in the agency while providing strategic counsel and account management to many of the firm’s largest and most sophisticated programs.
Many of the programs Koziol leads – in fields ranging from healthcare to education to cultural institutions - have won numerous awards, including the Museum of Science and Industry’s “Month at the Museum” campaign, which earned the MarCom National Platinum Award and the Publicity Club of Chicago’s Brand Builder Award.
“Wendi brings her creativity, a commitment to excellence and a passion for client success: whether it’s guiding her clients through complex communications challenges, involving her co-workers in our PCI Cares community service projects or mentoring other team members,” said Jill Allread, APR, CEO. “She exemplifies our firm’s commitment to doing quality work with a purpose, and loving what we do.”
Koziol consistently works to enhance her skills and leadership by participating in programs such as the Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation and becoming certified by the Center for Communication Compliance in Healthcare Regulatory Compliance for Public Relations, Internet Promotion and Social Media.
She helped create and leads PCI Cares, which promotes staff involvement in company-sponsored service projects and supports individual employees’ volunteer and charitable contribution efforts. The program won the national Communitas Award for Leadership in Community Service.
Koziol, 40, is a graduate of Marquette University where she double-majored as an undergraduate in public relations and Spanish and earned a Master of Arts degree in advertising and PR. She lives in Darien, Ill.