ABOUT KK & CO
KK & Co is a 100 percent woman-owned and operated firm specializing in public relations, strategic communications, public affairs, fundraising and development. We are based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and have spent our careers throughout the Midwest and Washington, DC. From brand management to grassroots advocacy, we bring decades of experience to the table and have extensive experience navigating the corporate, non-profit, media and political worlds. We were trained in fast paced environments and bring that 24/7, high intensity work ethic to serve our clients. We will do more for your business or organization.
Kirsten is a communications professional who is an outside the box thinker and good on her feet. She has made numerous local and national television appearances and has found her way out of more than a few crisis situations over the years.
Her past experience includes stints in the House of Representatives and briefly the U.S. Senate after a successful campaign to elect U.S. Senator Mark Kirk. She’s climbed the ladder of national politics, serving for five years as the National Press Secretary for the Republican National Committee under Chairman Reince Priebus whom she worked with in Wisconsin. In January of 2016 she joined Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s presidential campaign as his Communications Director before heading to run the communications operations for the 2016 Republican Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. She is now a recovering Washingtonian who escaped the beltway bubble to come back to the real world in the Twin Cities where she grew up.
Over the past decade Kirsten has taught herself to excel in high pressure, fast paced environments. She has extensive experience in crisis communications, media relations, communications planning and strategy, grassroots advocacy, social media campaigns, media placement, opposition research, media booking, media training and writing.
In addition to statewide political, non-profit and corporate clients, Kirsten recently finished a fellowship at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics where she taught a course called "The American Political Playbook – Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It," analyzing the 2016 election.
Read her full bio on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirsten-kukowski
Kristen is a fundraising, grassroots and public relations professional who brings over a decade of experience to work for her clients. Kristen launched her business in 2015 following years of work in political, corporate and non-profit worlds. From 2009-2013, Kristen was VP for Accounts at one of the top grassroots Public Affairs firms in the Twin Cities where she represented clients in Western and Midwestern states on a variety of issues. Kristen’s grassroots expertise stems from years of experience building coalitions and partnerships and coordinating earned media campaigns for national associations in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Arizona and Utah.
Prior to starting her firm she coordinated raising over seven-million dollars for a first-time U.S. senate candidate in Minnesota and currently advises numerous clients on their development and fundraising needs. Whether it’s fundraising, grassroots or media, Kristen excels in organizing for her clients and achieving measurable goals for the organizations she believes in.
For KK & Co, Kristen leads fundraising development, media outreach, grassroots partner recruitment and helps organizations build for long-term sustainability.
Read her full bio on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kristen-sheehan