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Kristen Hopkins

Kristen Hopkins

Principal, Chief Creative Officer

As Principal, Chief Creative Officer (CCO) of KH II Public Relations, Kristen implements creative and effective public relation plans for new and existing clients, brings fresh new perspectives and focuses solely on effective brand trust. The edgy PR socialite in her own right has led her on the path to success.

Prior to KH II Public Relations, Kristen worked for Cronin and Company, one of the top rated advertising firms in Connecticut.. She worked with the PR team on major accounts, such as McDonalds and the Department of Public Health. Her day-to-day tasks ranged from internship supervisor, to working on grass roots campaigns, new product launch, on-air radio interviews, implementing programs and executing events.

One of the most valuable experiences that Kristen embarked on was when she stepped outside her comfort zone and lived in Beijing, China. Working for the 2008 Olympics as a flash quote reporter and learning basic mandarin in a new environment opened her eyes to all that the world has to offer.

After returning from China, within months Kristen was selected amongst her peers to attend the prestigious Washington Center program. The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and Universities in the United States.

There, Kristen worked for a government PR firm; Tricom Associates where she assisted at the International Association of Firefighters Convention with guest speaker, Vice President Joe Biden. Also she helped coordinate the Merger between Delta and Southwest airlines film for the Association of Flight Attendance Union. Kristen continues to position herself daily for greatness, keeping her favorite quote in mind:  “Success is a journey, not a destination.”

Ms. Hopkins has been a guest speaker at Delaware State University’s Mass Communications Department Media Day Panel, Georgia State University’s Discussion with a Publicist Seminar, Moore Middle School’s Career Day, Georgia State University and University of Georgia Infinite Appeal’s Fashion Retreat. Kristen holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Public Relations from Delaware State University and currently is on the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation and HBCU Consortium committee. She also is a member of the City Club of Buckhead and  the Chinese American Association of Atlanta.

Phone: (678) 310-7381

Katrina Highsmith

Principal, Chief Operating Officer

As Principal and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of KH II Public Relations, Katrina strategically develops and implements public relation plans for new and existing clients, supports ongoing accounts and project assignments. She is responsible for overseeing all of the agency’s strategic and brand planning initiatives, long-term strategy, day-to-day operations of the company, and has a passion for combining creative thinking with smart business strategy. Katrina heads a variety of client’s social media, marketing, and grassroots campaigns.

Earlier in her career, Katrina worked for the Philadelphia 76ers, where she assisted in developing marketing plans; advancing their marketing objectives and planned/implemented company events. Prior to founding KH II Public Relations, Katrina served as the Public Relations Director of LIGATT Security International and SPOOFEM.COM. During her tenure there, she successfully executed a variety of campaigns ranging from new product launch introductions to special events, oversaw and managed the overall function of the Public Relations department for two publicly traded companies, and provided tactical media relations support. In addition, Katrina generated local, national, and international media coverage generating over $100.000.00 in publicity value; advancing the reputation of the company.

Her expertise with managing client accounts, budgets, and developing Marketing campaigns has led her to independently consult for the fashion/lifestyle brand PZI Jeans; an international denim brand for women with curves.

Katrina enjoys public speaking and sharing her experiences with others. She has been a guest presenter at Georgia State University’s Discussion with a Publicist Seminar, Art Institute of Atlanta‘s Style it Forum, Moore Middle School Career Day, Spoken Word International’s Women’s Expo, and Georgia State University and University of Georgia’s fashion organization, Infinite Appeal Retreat.

Katrina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Delaware State University and currently is on the PR/Marketing committee for the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation and HBCU Consortium. She is currently and has been a member of the (NABFEME) National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment, Black Public Relations Society of Atlanta and the City Club of Buckhead.

Phone: (678) 235-5765