FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 17, 2022
COMMPAC, LLC WELCOMES NEW VICE PRESIDENT BETH-ANN KOZLOVICH AND ACCOUNT COORDINATOR KATIE BAKER
HONOLULU – CommPac, LLC, Hawai‘i’s first public relations firm established in 1969 as Communications Pacific Inc., is excited to welcome Beth-Ann Kozlovich to our experienced and talented team of communications professionals. Kozlovich was a trusted voice in Hawai‘i media for nearly two decades as host and executive producer of the popular Hawai‘i Public Radio program “Town Square,” and later created and hosted “The Conversation.” Over the past four years, she built upon her journalistic success by serving as communications and public relations director for Kāhi Mōhala and as incident commander for the hospital’s pandemic response. Earlier in her career, Kozlovich was the director of development for the American Lung Association of Hawai‘i. She is a graduate of UCLA where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature.
As someone who has connected with Hawai‘i’s communities on a variety of issues and excelled as an empathic voice for the state’s only free-standing behavioral health hospital for children and youth, Kozlovich is bringing that same thoughtfulness and passion to CommPac’s clients, in addition to her extensive experience in all facets of media relations, marketing, and crisis and issues management. Kozlovich also has deep experience in the nonprofit sector including fund development and philanthropy. She serves on the Boards of Directors of the Rotary Club of Honolulu, Mental Health America of Hawaii and the Hawaii Arts Alliance. She received the Association for Women in Communication national Clarion Award for the weeklong series, Homelessness from the Outside In, and media awards from the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i, NAMI Hawaii and the Hawaii Psychological Association.
“Several of us on the CommPac team have previously collaborated with and admired Beth-Ann for years and are honored to have her join us in serving the diverse needs of our clients,” said Kitty Yannone, owner and chief executive officer of CommPac, LLC.
“I’ve had the opportunity to work with numerous public relations firms” said Kozlovich, “But, CommPac has always stood out for the quality of their work and the way they quietly serve the local nonprofit community as volunteers and through pro bono services.”
Joining Kozlovich on the CommPac team is Account Coordinator Katie Baker, whose energy, creativity, and passion are beneficial as she assists the executive team on various client projects. Baker will also take an active role in CommPac’s new Video News Release (VNR) service.
Baker is a cum laude graduate of Cornell College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations and Spanish. Slated to serve in the Peace Corps as a teacher in Armenia in 2020, Baker’s plans were put on hold due to COVID-19 and she pivoted by accepting a position working on a tropical flower farm on Maui which added to her other great qualifications and community experience.
“As businesses, nonprofits and entrepreneurs transition into a more prosperous post-pandemic future, CommPac is ready to provide the type of strategic collaboration and results-driven counsel we are known for,” said CommPac CEO Kitty Yannone. “Beth-Ann and Katie will be important contributors to the success of our clients, and I am excited about the role they will play in our future.”
CommPac is Hawai‘i’s leading integrated communications company, offering issues and crisis management, media and government relations, marketing and community engagement. Founded in 1969, CommPac’s reputation for excellence is well established and well known. We are the only agency in Hawai‘i selected to be a member of IPREX, a global network of independently owned communication firms with 115 offices worldwide. CommPac is committed to delivering the highest level of strategic counsel and execution. We take ownership of our clients’ goals and objectives, ensuring that we are fully invested in the success of every project.
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