Kellee Johnson

About

In 2005 Kellee Johnson founded The Ballast Group, an integrated communications strategy firm, after serving as director of corporate marketing for Abbott Laboratories, where she managed 25 global teams and after she spent five years managing corporate communications for Tropicana, a multi-billion dollar division of PepsiCo. Johnson builds and refines domestic brands of global companies and provides lead generation and growth strategies for start-up companies. She and her team build better relationships with stakeholders through story telling that leverages qualified third parties in multiple integrated communication channels. Focused on all aspects of marketing consumer products, healthcare and high-tech services, Johnson has helped companies such as Hyatt, Kaiser Permanente, Stericycle, Safeway, TARGET, Cisco and Ultimate Software think differently about their relationships. See case studies. Johnson positions companies as thought leaders through media relations including US News & World Report, the Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, CNN HeadlineNews, The Boston Globe, Houston Chronicle, Denver Business Journal, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago and more. She has been a mentor to several young women for 15 years. She facilitates and moderates executive forums, expert panels, seminars for entrepreneurs and industry roundtable discussions.
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Founder Kellee Johnson On Starting Her Own PR Firm, the Gig Economy, and Her Worst Boss Experience
You Can’t Achieve Success Alone
Company Spotlight in Tech
Punchkick Interactive
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Zak Dabbas
Peanut App
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Michelle Kennedy
CBIZ, Inc.
Jerome Grisko
Techstars Chicago
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Troy Henikoff
Earlybird Software
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Andrew Parnell
The Climate Corporation
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Corbett Kull
Analyte Health
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Frank Cockerill, M.D.
Mattersight
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Kelly Conway
Scientel Solutions
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Nelson Santos
Red Caffeine marketing + technology
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Kathy Steele
Geofeedia
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Phil Harris
Multiple, Inc.
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Dave Mason
Malwarebytes
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Marcin Kleczynski
TechNexus
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Terry Howerton
doc&i
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Brad Becker
Access Mobility 24
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Joe Wright
ShipBob, Inc.
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Divey Gulati
Jobbatical
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Karoli Hindriks
PartySlate
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Julie Novack
Allant Group
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Gaurav Issar
Reltio
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Manish Sood
Iyka
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Poonam Gupta
G2 Crowd
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Tim Handorf
LaunchPad Lab
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Tom Cullen
The WFC Group
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Neil Shah
RKON Technologies
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Jeff Mullarkey
AutonomyWorks
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David Friedman
Burwood Group, Inc.
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Jim Hart
LotLinx
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Denise Chudy
Pearachute
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Desiree Vargas Wrigley
10th Magnitude
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Alex Brown
Champion Healthcare Technologies
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Peter Casady
Shift7 Digital
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Andrew Walker
Avail
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Ryan Coon
RedShelf
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Greg Fenton
Heidolph NA
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Jim Dawson
Spotlite (part of Rally Health)
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Chris Hill
ActiveCampaign
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Jason VandeBoom
Forte Group
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Steve Kreynin
Eved
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Talia Mashiach
EZLinks Golf
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Gary Cohen
Edovo
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Brian Hill
Lightstream
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Stu Grubbs
Esquify, Inc.
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Devbridge Group
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Aurimas Adomavicius
City Tech Collaborative
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Brenna Berman
SG Interactive
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Jordan Levin
Alive Telecom
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Daniel Barton