Team + Culture

The Belle Communications team knows how to go that extra mile, keeping open communication across all channels and believing the best about each other and our clients. We think big and focus on creating “thriveable” experiences for our clients. We disregard the goal of perfection and instead pursue the exception, which is to be extraordinary.

We also know how to produce exceptional results for our clients. Our team of marketing and public relations specialists has combined experience of more than 25 years, in which time we’ve secured more than 2500 media opportunities, executed 50+ events and managed dozens of social media channels for our clients. Through a combination of traditional and digital marketing efforts, we consistently generate new leads and sales for our clients as well as social media and web traffic growth.

Learn more about our team members below and set up a complimentary consultation call for your brand here.

Kate Finley
CEO
{About Kate}

A veteran of the PR industry, Kate founded Belle Communications in 2013 when she saw the potential to turn her years of PR, social media, sales and marketing experience into a scalable business. She has since been recognized as one of PR News’ Top Women in PR, Columbus Business First’s Forty Under 40 Class of 2016 and Smart Business Network’s “Smart 50” Class of 2016. Kate oversees business development and strategy, ensuring tactics translate into tangible outcomes for each of Belle’s amazing clients. When she’s not busy being a girl boss, Kate enjoys exploring new cities and beaches, eating Paleo and shopping. Learn more about Kate.

Heather Allen
Director of Marketing and Development
{About Heather}

Heather oversees the development and implementation of Belle’s overall marketing strategy. She ensures that the mission, vision and Core Belle-iefs are upheld within business development, marketing, processes and culture to support the agency’s continued growth and success. With ten years of experience in traditional and digital marketing, Heather has worked with brands in the real estate, food and restaurant industries, as well as nonprofits. A Florida native currently residing in Illinois, Heather’s favorite activities are reading, enjoying a great meal, spending time with her husband and babies and traveling anywhere with a seashore.

 

Katie Wilson
Director of Client Service
{About Katie}

Katie leads strategy and execution of PR, social media and influencer marketing programs for various Belle client partners. She has a strong agency background in delivering strategic marketing communications campaigns for consumer, retail, tourism, nonprofit and B2B brands. Katie has received national and local recognition for her client work and contributions to the PR industry. She received an honorable mention in the Young PR Professional of the Year category at the PRWeek US Awards and the PRSA Central Ohio Rising Star in 2014. Outside of work, Katie enjoys listening to all kinds of live music, exploring new cities or parks with her husband and puppy, and cheering on the Buckeyes as a proud alum.

 

Mary Stankiewicz
Account Executive
{About Mary}

As an Account Executive for Belle Communications, Mary helps our clients grow their brands with smart and strategic content across social media platforms and targeted media coverage. Mary is a recent graduate from The Ohio State University, where she studied communications and writing. Her favorite things to do in her free time are running, reading and traveling.

Tiffany Dixon
Account Executive
{About Tiffany}

Tiffany elevates brand awareness and thought leadership for a variety of Belle client partners through the execution of targeted public relations and social media campaigns. Her background includes innovative influencer marketing and event strategies for consumer retail and food brands. Tiffany is a Columbus-native and a proud graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. Outside of work, Tiffany is a food lover – growing it, cooking it, eating it. She is also an avid hiker and a certified yoga instructor.

Ciara Lewis
Operations and Development Coordinator
{About Ciara}

Ciara joined Belle Communications in May 2016 to provide administrative support to Belle’s internal infrastructure and new business development. Well-rounded and armed with knowledge of the latest tech and health food trends, Ciara specializes in CRM, event planning and persuasive writing strategies across media. A Cleveland native, Ciara holds a B.A. in English Rhetoric and Methodology and a Minor in Professional Writing from The Ohio State University. Ciara enjoys educating on natural healing, organic food and local agriculture in addition to playing electric guitar.

Jenna Lorenz
Account Coordinator
{About Jenna}

Jenna supports our account teams with social media and journalist research, as well as social listening. She helps to uncover timely, relevant news and opportunities for a variety of Belle client partners. Whether she’s researching influencers or writing social content, Jenna brings fresh ideas to our account teams helping us stay on top of the next PR trend.

 

Rachel Gaylord
Account Assistant
About Rachel

As an Account Assistant at Belle, Rachel supports the team with media and influencer research, social media content and monitoring, and using analytics tools to evaluate and report social media outcomes to clients. Rachel attends The Ohio State University where she is studying strategic communications and recently completed a study abroad program in Copenhagen, Denmark.