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Stephanie Kaleva

Stephanie Kaleva is a forward-thinking, strategic leader.  At O’Berry Cavanaugh, Stephanie is dedicated to the highest levels of client service and helps clients achieve their business objectives through innovative public relations programs.  Second place is not an option for Stephanie and her ambition and creative intellect are great assets to O’Berry Cavanaugh clients.

Stephanie’s core strengths are research and trend analysis, written communications strategy, and event planning.  She is distinguished by her ability to quickly tap into broad information sources, synthesize research, and spot industry trends that help clients stay ahead of their competitors.  She is a skilled and versatile writer and delivers to clients and the media strong, consistent messaging, succinct communication, and timely recommendations that get results.  She delivers well-thought-out and well-planned special events, with an unmatched attention to detail.  Combined, these skills help client executives make critical decisions faster and develop programs that create top-of-mind awareness among customers and media.

Stephanie is also a creative thinker, an excellent public speaker, a practiced negotiator, and a tactical problem solver.  Stephanie thinks well on her feet and is good at handling emergencies and last-minute crises.  Also, her training in graphic design allows her to visually enhance the public relations materials she creates.   Stephanie is also an avid reader and diligently educates herself on local, state, national, and international news, as well as business news, industry trends, and materials that relate to her professional development.  Additionally, Stephanie approaches every situation with dedication, determination, and enthusiasm.  She is extremely self-motivated and is known among colleagues for her willingness to take on new challenges.

Prior to O’Berry Cavanaugh, Stephanie worked in the Continuing Education department at GonzagaUniversity as a project assistant.  In this capacity, Stephanie wrote and distributed press releases, designed advertisements and various promotional materials, bought media, and assisted the department’s director in planning special events.  Stephanie also served as a public relations intern for Allegro Baroque and Beyond, the publicity coordinator for Gonzaga’s New Student Orientation program, a workstudy at the Gonzaga Bookstore, the project coordinator for the General Motors Marketing project, and a Nabisco representative.  The experience she gained in these capacities developed her proficiency in management, graphic design, media relations, community relations, various computer applications, public speaking, event planning, research, and fundraising.

When Stephanie’s not consulting, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Christopher Kaleva, who is currently working toward his Ph.D. in physics.  She also likes to hike, cross-country ski, do yoga, rubber stamp, scrapbook, listen to country music, dance, read, and spend time with her family.

Stephanie graduated summa cum laude from GonzagaUniversity in the spring of 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations and minors in business administration and advertising.  From 2001-2003, Stephanie served as the co-president of Gonzaga’s Public Relations Society.  In the spring of 2002, Stephanie was honored with the Spokane Public Relations (PRSA) Educational Excellence Award.  Stephanie is a native Montanan who was raised in Lewistown and graduated from FergusHigh School in 1999.  Stephanie is currently a member of the Montana Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

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