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Michael Millar

Principal / Creative Strategy Director
mjmillar@openslatecommunications.com

25+ Years of Expertise in PR/Marketing for Commercial Real Estate, Financial Services, Legal Industries

Commercial Real Estate Whiz — Michael has created PR/Marketing programs for many of the top names in commercial real estate and knows the industry inside and out. His expertise runs the full gamut, from thought leadership to media strategy to marketing collateral and special events. In fact, he’s the mastermind behind what has become Chicago’s top Commercial Real Estate Forecast Event, held each January.

Chicago’s top CRE event — He’s spent 20 years building it to 1,000 attendees and a top tier speaking roster that has included the likes of Sam Zell, Deb Cafaro, Chris Kennedy and many other industry leaders.

Strategy. Strategy. Strategy. — One of his greatest strengths is the ability to evaluate a client’s market position and goals, then conceptualize a strategy for taking them to the next level—and beyond.

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Allison Millar

Principal / Chief of Innovation and Getting it Done
abmillar@openslatecommunications.com

25 years experience in PR/Marketing for Commercial Real Estate, Financial Services, Legal Industries; Website Strategy and Content

High Level Strategy/Focused Messaging — Allison has a keen understanding of how to identify growth opportunities for clients and create strategic campaigns that leverage their expertise. Highly skilled at tailoring messages to a variety of audiences, she thrives on depth and detail and is accustomed to working on tight deadlines. The focus is always on adding value for the client.

Media Strategy — The cornerstone of her expertise is her work with the media. As a former syndicated newspaper columnist (Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel), she knows the media—how reporters work, what piques their interest, and how to package relevant, timely information.

Social media and all things content– — She also oversees social mediawebsite strategy and content services for clients.

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Pamela Flores

Vice President Media Relations /  Social Media Strategist
pjf@openslatecommunications.com

25 years+ years of PR experience, with a strong emphasis on national media and thought leadership

Pam is known for her ability to manage multiple deadlines and priorities in the fast-paced public relations environment. She wears many hats, from high-level media strategist to a thought leadership writer, project manager and special event coordinator. She enjoys learning the intricacies involved in many industries and helping to solve clients’ related communications problems.

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Jay Rickey

Senior Account Executive / Online News Director / Chief Blogger
jhrickey@openslatecommunications.com

12+ years of communications, online news, and social media experience
Jay brings a passion for news and information and all things social media to the table. He has spearheaded numerous campaigns for commercial real estate, publishing, and related online communities in the Chicago, Washington, D.C. and New York markets.

Several years ago, he chronicled the changing real estate landscape on CityBizlist.com, an online commercial real estate service he launched and expanded to 80,000 unique visitors in 10 markets. He has approximately 4,400 followers on Twitter. His digital acumen extends to everything social, including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and strategic blogging.

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Val Minor

Senior Account Executive / Chief Team Builder
vlminor@openslatecommunications.com

8+ years of marketing, event planning and social media experience
Val is the consummate team player, always working toward client goals in a way that both motivates and inspires. Her expertise covers a wide field—from marketing collateral to special events to running full social media and communications campaigns for a wide range of businesses. She has a strong work ethic and is highly inquisitive. Among her keen interests is social media, where she moves from Twitter to corporate LinkedIn pages without a hitch