We Create the Unfair Ideas
that Give Our Clients
an Unfair Advantage

Carmichael Lynch Relate is a full-service marketing communications firm rooted in public relations. With an evolving nature and lofty objectives, the firm builds powerful relationships between people and brands through creative ideas that give our clients the advantage. Our work engages communities and drives actions and produces business results for our clients.


Public relations requires highly specialized expertise in many different disciplines. We house skill, talent and ability across a wide range of practice and industry groups.

Carmichael Lynch

At Carmichael Lynch Relate, we get part of our name from award-winning advertising agency Carmichael Lynch. While we remain two stand-alone agencies, we have the ability to snap together to fulfill our clients’ broad range of needs. It’s a unique, collaborative approach that provides our clients brilliant ideas across the full range of modern marketing channels, paid, owned and earned.


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Client Experience

Clients are our reason for being, and we are proud to represent some of the most iconic brands in the world. We immerse ourselves in our clients' businesses as well as how people relate to them. We shop for them. We experience them. We observe others with them. We live them.

Our People

An agency is its people. And these are ours. Thinkers, makers, dreamers, artists, analysts, coffee-consumers, and a surprising amount of bikers from all over, from all walks of life, who make Carmichael Lynch Relate what it is today.

Marcus Fischer
Chief Executive Officer

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Julie Batliner, APR

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Marty Senn
Chief Creative Officer

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Emily Buchanan
Senior Director of Brand Marketing, Executive Vice President

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Alison Dunning
Client Services Director, Executive Vice President

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Jill Schmidt
Director of Strategy, Corporate Practice Chair, Executive Vice President

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Grete Lavrenz
Food & Nutrition Practice Chair, Executive Vice President

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Cavan Reagan Reichmann
Managing Director, Social Engagement

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Erika Collins
Senior Director of New Business, Partner

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Eric Hausman
Senior Vice President, Partner

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Beth Garcia
Home and Design Practice Chair, Senior Vice President

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Sydney Benson
Account Coordinator
Ashley Charleson
Assistant Account Executive
Jessie Clapper
Vice President
Lauren Cox
Media Relations Strategist
Kirsten Peterson
Media Relations Strategist
Greta Diers
Account Supervisor
Annie Dubsky
Vice President
Lauren Fontaine
Assistant Account Executive
Courtney Green
Senior Account Executive
Chelsey Knutson
Senior Media Relations Specialist
Clara Kohrs
Assistant Account Executive
Natalie Long
Account Supervisor
Emma Loude
Account Coordinator
Rebecca Lunna
Vice President
Korrie Merley
Senior Media Relations Specialist
Cindy Matson
Principal Writer
Katie Ruesgen
Senior Media Relations Manager
Barb Senger
Team Assistant
Emily Stucky
Assistant Account Executive
Jamie Tanker
Managing Supervisor
Luisa Tejada
Account Supervisor
Megan Weber
Managing Supervisor
Lauren Woods
Senior Account Supervisor
Laura Green
New Business Supervisor
Lachlan Badenoch
Chief Strategy Officer, Senior Partner
Olga Leykind
Associate Media Director
Dan Branovan
Senior Content Specialist
Charles Veit
Mac Systems Operations Manager
Kristen Guthrie
Human Resources Manager
Sidney Anderson
Senior Social Engagement Specialist
John Green
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer
Charlie Wolfe
Senior Manager of Print Production Services
Amy Lofstuen
Presentation Specialist
Brenna Smithson
Director of Brand Planning
Laura Norton
Office Services Manager
Eden Thompson
Planning Director
Whitley Mike
Tracy Krulich
Group Media Director
Ed Huerta Margotta
Director of Recruiting
Alla Illushka
Senior Meetings and Events Specialist
Sarah Poluha
Senior Planner
Aaron Komo
Social Engagement Specialist
Nellie Murray
Associate Media Director
Keith Kostman
Mac Support Specialist
Marie Spain-Maas
Accounting Supervisor
Meagan Pagliara
Planning Director
Steve Diedrich
Information Technology Director, Senior Partner
Bob Ringer
Senior Social Engagement Strategist
Jennifer Abbey
Senior Project Manager
Jay Ditzer
Katlyn Plourde
Senior Planner
Lisa Mason
Executive Digital Producer
Vicki Cahill
Accounting Manager
Dave Lewis
Senior Content Producer/Art Production
Gemma Forbush
Content Strategist
Mariette DeMorett
Mailroom Manager
Cece Porter
Community Manager
Neil Goodspeed
Director of Media, Senior Partner
Rich McGeheran
Director of Interactive Production
Maria Erikson
Content Studio Manager/Photographer
Patti Bettiga
Corporate Controller, Partner
Kelsey Doherty
Senior Project Manager
Veronica Kraus
Art Director
Dustin Smith
Senior Social Engagement Strategist
Courtney Cody
Megan Winterhalter
Erin Hork
Project Manager
Natalie Boike
Senior Content Strategist
Kayla Hughes
Project Manager
Gabriela Trejo
Alyssa Derby
Social Engagement Strategist
Lauren Gause
Office Services Specialist
Mandi Longtin
Senior Project Manager
Emily Moe
Director of Human Resources
Mark Allen
Mac Support Specialist/Network Administrator
Matt Avignon Petersen
Social Engagement Strategist
Maria Pazos
Planning Director
Ali Gomez
Community Manager
Pachee Vang
Content Specialist
Annika Lapakko
Steve Dahl
Building Maintenance
Danielle Kurtz
Senior Digital Project Manager
Andrew Lapham
Associate Media Director
Alison Thompson
Billing Specialist
Doug Kieser
Senior Systems Programmer
Maya Rait
Content Specialist
Steph Hayden
Art Director
Michelle Metzig
Accounting Specialist
Andrea Thelen
Project Manager
Brian Reid
Senior Brand Planner
Irene Salido-Buettner
Community Manager
Sharon Boucher
Executive Assistant/Admin Manager
Tatyana Podolyanchuk
Senior Biller
Kevin McMaster
Network Manager
Carlyn Jackson
Digital Project Manager
Dominique Anzano
Senior Executive Content Producer
Sydney Haessly
Junior Brand Planner
Jessica Grunklee
Sr. Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis