AboutMichelle Damico is founder and CEO of Michelle Damico Communications, LLC, an independent PR and marketing boutique, based in the Chicago metro area. She’s a newshound, team leader, coach, mentor, early adopter, trailblazer, innovator as well as a fabulous cook (with recipes in the news to prove it).
Her journalism career spanned nearly 20 years as a beat reporter, newscaster and news director at four major Chicago radio stations: WXRT, WBEZ, WGN and WFYR. Michelle entered public relations to apply her media expertise to help businesses, nonprofits and other organizations communicate to their audiences and stakeholders.
Whether it’s news that boosts sales, increases awareness, sways opinion or prompts an action, Michelle has been the mastermind behind award-winning campaigns that exceeded expectations for clients in: nonprofits, real estate, food & restaurants, technology and startups, entrepreneurs, wealth management, manufacturing, retail and government.
Michelle entered marketing and PR as Communications Director of Mayor Richard M. Daley’s 1995 reelection, as the first director of CityofChicago.org, and as Communications Manager of the Illinois Tollway.
Company Spotlight in Tech
Burwood Group, Inc.
Tock and The Alinea Group
Northwestern Mutual Chicago
KENTECH Consulting Inc.
Desiree Vargas Wrigley
Chicago Public Library
BMW Technology Corporation
Vous Vitamin, LLC
King Devick Technologies, Inc.
Chicago Health Executives Forum