Kim founded McKeeman Communications more than 20 years ago with a single passion: help businesses and non-profits solve problems and succeed. From creating a virtual agency model against the odds in the ’90s, and growing her team members to be true business partners, “there has to be a way” is just the way Kim thinks. She’s incessantly curious and loves new challenges. Maybe that’s why she works with her leadership team daily to continue to evolve their agency. Yes, daily. “I’m one day smarter than I was yesterday” is her approach to work and life, and she encourages the same with colleagues. Oh, and she’s pretty darn good at PR and communications, including crisis management. Family life is critically important to Kim, and probably why she’s always referred to “the McKeeman Boys” as her most valued client.
Throughout Caroline’s career with McKeeman Communications, she has been instrumental in creating and leading strategic integrated communications plans for a bevy of B2C and non-profit clients. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Mass Communication from Peace College in Raleigh, where she served as editor-in-chief of the college newspaper. Caroline then began her career on the TV news desk and comes from a family of journalists. Clients value Caroline’s personal passion for their work, her strategic understanding of communications, media, and what makes news. As a trusted thought partner with unparalleled “get it done” skills, Caroline’s client care is evident in the solid relationships she authentically builds and maintains daily. Caroline and her husband, Jeremy, have called the Oak City home for more than 13 years and enjoy spending time with their kids – Austin and Madeleine – as well as frequenting Raleigh restaurants and craft breweries when they’re not heading to the NC coast.
Whitney started her career with McKeeman Communications as an account coordinator, and is the most frequently-promoted employee in the company’s history – for good reason. Her ability to connect with clients, assess their needs, provide clear direction to her account teams, and win by achieving a shared agency/client vision of success is what drives her. Her social media, event management, and issues management experience make her a triple-threat account leader and team member. When Whitney’s not traveling or planning her next trip, she enjoys being at home with her husband, John, and Siberian Husky, Kelso, cooking, watching movies, and riding bikes.
Katie is the newest addition to our McKeeman Communications team. She has spent the past 13 years working at one of North Carolina’s top-rated news stations as an Emmy-nominated producer. From managing to organizing and writing, Katie knows the inner workings of the newsroom and what it takes to make our clients a news story. Clients can utilize Katie’s knowledge of the industry and how it’s evolving to capitalize on major events, prepare for the media spotlight, and know which media platform is best for them. Katie and her husband, Brian, have lived in Charlotte since 2010. They love spending time with their baby girl, Liv, and fur babies, Sam and Zara. Katie and Brian also love navigating through the newest spots of the Queen City’s food and beer scene.
Becky’s history working in research with USA Today and North Carolina’s leading daily newspaper, The News & Observer, provided a great foundation for her work with McKeeman Communications. Over the last nine years, Becky has become a trusted go-to for project and event management. As an Account Executive, she’s successfully managed countless projects and events, “rolling up her sleeves” while also providing recommendations to best support the client and her team. Becky, a native Montanan, has lived in Raleigh for 22 years with her husband, Thad, and daughter, Parker. She now considers herself native to North Carolina and will “bless your heart” like a true southerner.
Whether we’re collaborating on a project or celebrating together during our team’s monthly culture event – we have fun and work hard to bring creative thinking and solutions to our client partners.