Kami is a sought-after speaker and writes an award-winning blog, Communication Overtones, on the topic of public relations and social media strategy. She has been nationally recognized as a leader in the use of social media for public relations. She has been a speaker at social media events and conferences all over the country and her work in social media has earned her the SNCR’s 2008 Reputation Management award and IABC’s 2009 Gold Quill of Excellence Award.
Her ideas and work in social media have been featured in several books including The New Rules of Marketing and PR, and Now is Gone. She was recently recognized for a Social Media award by the Austin-American Statesman. Additonally, she was named the Public Relations Professional of the Year by the Public Relations Association of America San Antonio.
She is a senior communicator with 15 years of experience in crisis communication, reputation management, focus group research, public relations measurement and media relations. Her experience is broad. She has worked for corporate clients such clients as SeaWorld, Time Warner Cable, Network Solutions and Frost Bank. She also has worked for many non-profit organizations such as the Manufactured Housing Institute, America’s Charities and the American Red Cross.
As a media relations specialist and spokesperson she has garnered coverage for her clients in media outlets such as the “Washington Post,” the “Wall Street Journal,” the “CBS Early Show” and the “San Antonio Express News,” among others.
She has been a member of PRSA since 1995, and earned her Accreditation in Public Relations designation in 1998. She has served on a number of committees at both the local and national levels. She served on the board of PRSA San Antonio from 2003 to 2008. In 2007, she established the Marilyn Potts Endowment Fund to provide scholarships for communications students in San Antonio.
She also co-founded the Houston chapters of the Social Media Club and Social Media Breakfast in 2009.
She resides near Houston Texas with her husband and three children.
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