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Three Alaska Communications Pros Join Kathy Day Public Relations (KD/PR) Virtual

ANCHORAGE – Kathy Day Public Relations (KD/PR) Virtual, Alaska’s only virtual public relations agency, has announced the addition of three new team members – Annie Chavez, Stacey Vetter and Judy Patrick.

The new contractors expand KD/PR Virtual’s communications offerings to include promotional and specialty products, special event planning and photography services.

Annie Chavez is owner of Annie Chavez Events & Services, offering event, entertainment and marketing coordination for corporate conferences, in-house promotions and other celebrations. Chavez has more than 15 years of special event coordination experience, most recently with Aurora Productions, a trade show production company that produces the Alaska Women’s Show and Great Alaska Sportsman Show. Chavez has lived in Alaska since 1972. She attended Miami University in southern Ohio, but returned to Alaska to work on the Slope during the building of the pipeline. Her grown son, Max, has followed in mom’s steps as an event and facilities manager at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Stacey Vetter, CAS is a Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) affiliated with Adventures in Advertising-The Promo Agency, a franchised group of promotional consultants who provide promotional products, corporate apparel and marketing services. Vetter’s talents lie in finding unique and practical promotional product for each company or special event. She started her company in 2001 and collaborates with partners in Texas, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. Vetter is a graduate of the University of Memphis. Learn more about her and view the Adventures in Advertising catalog at www.vetterpromo.com.

Judy Patrick is owner of Judy Patrick Photography. She has more than 20 years of experience providing professional photography, primarily to the energy industry. She has worked for some of the world’s largest companies, in Alaska and across the globe. She has a knack for capturing men and women of the workforce through unique and powerful perspectives. Judy also has her TWIC and NSTC cards and has completed Helicopter Underwater Egress Training (HUET), so there aren’t many places she cannot travel. Learn more and see some of her photos at www.judypatrickphotography.com.

Founded in 2000, KD/PR Virtual offers everything a traditional public relations agency provides, except for the building. All 11 team members are senior communications professionals who have individual areas of expertise that are matched to each client’s needs. KD/PR Virtual members include Public Relations Consultants Kathy Day, APR, Elizabeth Odom (EO Communications) and Jordan Hanson (Black Sheep Public Relations); Videographer Larry Bottjen (DVD Technology), Copywriter Roy Neese (Roy Neese Communications), Graphic Designer Amanda Rothbarth (Creative North), Social Media Expert Aliza Sherman-Risdahl (Conversify) and Media Buyer Kim Taggart (Kim Taggart Media Services). Clients include Rasmuson Foundation, ENSTAR Natural Gas Company, Kenai River Sportfishing Association, BP Alaska, Spenard Builders Supply, United Way of Anchorage, Aurora Productions, Trinion Quality Care Services, Alaska Dinner Factory, The Foraker Group, University of Phoenix-Alaska Alumni Association and others.

KD/PR Virtual is the Alaska member of PRConsultants Group), a network of 46 boutique firms that work together to service national accounts on the local level. President Kathy Day also is a member of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, Visit Anchorage, Downtown Rotary and Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Alaska Chapter. Learn more at www.kdprvirtual.com and follow us on Facebook.

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