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Cori HeadCori Keeton Pope – Owner

Cori has loved public relations since she saw her first article published in her college alumni magazine at the age of 19. Since then, she has helped consumer brands, business-to-business companies, nonprofits and organizations of all types and sizes get their stories out into the world through public relations.

Cori founded Keeton PR in 2004 to provide clients with senior-level PR expertise combined with the flexibility and client service missing from many larger agencies.

Although her experience includes writing for and working with some of the largest and most well respected media outlets in the world, much has changed in journalism and PR since that first college article was published. Cori’s skills have evolved to meet the changing needs of her clients, which now include everything from media training and traditional media relations, to brand journalism, to social media strategy and implementation.

When Cori isn’t working she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two daughters.

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Stacey Hartmann

Stacey Hartmann is a journalist-turned-PR professional who works on behalf of several Keeton PR clients. During her 15 years as a newspaper reporter and freelance journalist, Stacey logged more than 1,000 news articles for publications including The Tennessean in Nashville, where she was a consumer health reporter and a business reporter covering publicly traded companies, retail and restaurants, and The Herald-Dispatch in Huntington, W.V., where she was a special projects reporter writing about economic development and the environment.

After graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with bachelor’s degree in journalism, Stacey honed her journalism skills during three reporting internships at the Des Moines Register, the Statesman Journal in Salem, Ore., and the Lincoln Journal-Star in Lincoln, Neb. Her newspaper career started at age 19 at the opposite end of the production line when she spent an entire summer knocking on doors to collect past-due subscriptions for her hometown newspaper, the Fremont (Neb.) Tribune.

Stacey joined Keeton PR in 2007 and hasn’t looked back. She relishes collaborating with the diverse roster of Keeton PR clients and in-house management teams for effective public relations, communications, marketing, brand development, and social media.

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Brandy Whalen

Brandy joined the Keeton PR team in 2014. Her professional experience includes sales, marketing and public relations. Brandy fits nicely on the Keeton PR team specializing in media relations and social media campaigns that help her clients gain exposure with target audiences.

Brandy graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art and Art History, and in 2011 she attended the University of Denver to pursue an advanced degree in Geographic Information Systems. Brandy ha a versatile professional and educational background that allows her to bring a unique perspective to the Keeton PR team.

Outside of work, Brandy enjoys an active lifestyle with her husband and three boys.