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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
RedShelf
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Greg Fenton
The Novo Group
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Kelly Renz
Slack and Company
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Gary Slack
CTS Computers
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Tyler Wallace
CarAdvise
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Table XI
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Mark Rickmeier
Sage Clarity Solutions
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John Oskin
Signature Retail Services
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Dan Perry
Flexera
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Jim Ryan
mLevel
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Dave Cutler
SMS Assist, LLC
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Taylor Rhodes
Page Vault
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Jeffrey Eschbach
i.c.stars
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Sandee Kastrul
Techweek
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Amanda Signorelli
Savvo Digital Sommelier Solutions
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Joseph Sheahan
Rubicon Technology
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Bill Weissman
Framework IT
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John Fakhoury
Artisan Talent
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Bejan Douraghy
The Ballast Group
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Kellee Johnson
Antenna International
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Dave Falter
Cleverbridge
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Craig Vodnik
Codal
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Keval Baxi
SmartSource Inc.
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Joe Iovinelli
Multiple, Inc.
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Dave Mason
Label Insight, Inc.
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Dagan Xavier
Scout Security, Inc.
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AAron Dannenbring
Drivin
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Kayne Grau
Aginity
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Doug Grimsted
Raise The Bar Consulting
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Aaron Levy
Allant Group
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Gaurav Issar
Elevate
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Larry Bak
AVANT
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Drew Lydecker
Kenway Consulting
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Brian King
Chicago Health Executives Forum
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Georgia Casciato
Brilliant
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Jeff Mariola
SpringCM
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Dan Dal Degan
Tenant Cloud
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Joseph Edgar
eComfort.com
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Pavel Sokolovsky
Helix
AAron Dannenbring
SG Interactive
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Jordan Levin
Rippleshot
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Canh Tran
Lawson Products
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Michael DeCata
Alive Telecom
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Daniel Barton
INXPO
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Malcolm Lotzof
LotLinx
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Denise Chudy
Trading Technologies
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Rick Lane
Jellyvision
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Tom Haley
UrbanBound
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Michael Krasman