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Samantha Frontera is a media expert with several years in broadcast journalism and public relations, and has traveled the Midwest working as a local television reporter, anchor and producer at ABC-TV and FOX-TV in Missouri and Indiana markets. She has also worked closely with local television stations in Chicago as a lifestyle contributor on WCIU-TV and FOX-TV in Chicago. 

She has worn various hats in the media and marketing industry, allowing her to become an excellent communicator and storyteller. Her public relations experience has given her B2B and B2C verticals, both on a local and national level. Samantha opened her own agency nearly three years ago and is the CEO and founder of Exclusive PR, a boutique public relations agency in Chicago. She works with numerous local Chicago clients in: healthcare, technology, social impact, published authors, restaurants, fashion/retail, and more! For more information on Exclusive PR you can go to. www.exclusive-pr.com

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Mackie Hill graduated from Purdue University in 2011 with a Bachelor of the Arts with a focus on Public Relations and Rhetorical Advocacy. After graduating, she moved to Chicago to pursue a career in Public Relations. Her career began in the sports and entertainment arena and later transitioned to franchise PR, where she grew to the position of Senior Account Executive. After three years in the franchise PR sector she transitioned to a new role with Exclusive PR.

She joined Exclusive PR in early 2018 and took on the position of Senior Publicist. Her main focus is working with international clients in the travel and food sector.

In her spare time she enjoys volunteering with a local Chicago dog rescue, reading and working on her green thumb. Mackie can be reached at mackie@exclusivepr.biz.

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Lyndsay Goldstein is a public relations and event planning specialist at Exclusive PR. Lyndsay started as an intern in April of 2017 and continued to work her way up to as the Special Events Coordinator of September 2017. She is the main point of contact for all events at Exclusive PR as well as a junior publicist working on a variety of clients including restaurant, political, and technology accounts. With previous experience at The American Lung Association within their event planning sector, Lyndsay has gained a true understanding of the public relations and events industries on both a local and national level.

She is truly passionate about planning great experiences for clients and securing the best media placements possible. She also received training in college at DePaul University in Public Relations and Advertising.

She is extremely organized and excels in ensuring all communication efforts are up to par for clients.  In her downtime, she likes to go to the lake and also binge-watch episodes of This Is Us. Lyndsay can best be reached at lyndsay@exclusivepr.biz.

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Oliwia Barteczko is a public relations assistant at Exclusive PR. Oliwia began as an intern in November 2017 and worked her way up to PR assistant in May 2018. She works primarily with medical and consumer accounts at Exclusive. With previous experience working in-house PR for a wedding company and as a physician liaison, Oliwia has acquired essential skills for working in the public relations industry.

Oliwia is currently pursuing her MA in Public Relations and Healthcare Communication at DePaul University. She is passionate about building relationships with everyone: regardless if they are a client or a stranger in Starbucks. During her free-time, she enjoys cuddling up with her Goldendoodle, Yogi, and reading with a cup of coffee in-hand. Oliwia can best be reached at oliwia@exclusivepr.biz.

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Gwen Washington

Gwen Washington is a lover of technology and a social butterfly. Born in Chicago she is an avid traveler and has lived in New York and California. She enrolled in LIU-Southampton NY and finished out her B.A. in Psychology at Kendall College. She completed her Master’s in Counseling at Capella University.

It was through her love of technology and social events that she became interested in social media marketing. A foodie at heart you can usually catch her taking photos at local restaurants/bars to add to her Instagram feed. She currently hosts monthly Instagram classes for business owners looking to increase engagement and create a brand presence.

Gwen started at Exclusive PR in early 2019 as our social media coordinator, and is excited to be part of the team and help build out social media services for Exclusive PR clients. To contact Gwen, directly, you can e-mail here at: socialmedia@exclusivepr.biz.