PR Strategies & Communications, Inc.
Pat Szpekowski, APR, is president of PR Strategies & Communications, Inc. in Elgin, a full service advertising and public relations firm she founded in 1987 as PmS advertising, inc. The company provides professional writing, creative graphic design, social media plans, media relations, review, and placement, and candid event photography. Pat is also an award winning freelance writer for the Observer, the Catholic Diocese of Rockford weekly newspaper; Air Chicago Magazine; #Fly Washington; LAX Magazine; Kane/Kendall County Magazine; Best of the Fox Magazine; Northwest Quarterly Magazine; Smart Living, and Shaw Media.
She has received numerous awards for her writing from the the Catholic Media Association, National Federation of Press Women, Illinois Woman's Press Association, and Northern Illlinois Newspaper Assocation.
An active community volunteer, she is the current Community Leadership Board chair of the Ascension Saint Joseph in Elgin and a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the Village of Algonquin.
She is president of the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association and board member of the Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce.
She is an accredited public relations professional (APR) since 1995 and Past President of the Suburban Chicagoland Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Pat is the recipient of a variety of community, volunteer, business and writing awards. She and her husband, Dan, vice president of PR Strategies & Communications, Inc., reside in Algonquin, Illinois.