Who We Are

KCommunications, LLC is a Chicago-based boutique public relations agency providing businesses, non-profits and artists communications, marketing and branding consulting services. The agency works with a large network of professionals and institutions in the related fields to provide results for our clients. Our strategy is to serve as our clients’ advocate while cultivating long-term relationships with media professionals and business partners. 

Our Team

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Kimiyo Naka

President & Founder 

Kimiyo Naka, a bilingual professional (Japanese, English), has 20 years of experience in communications, media relations and project management. As a strategic thinker with strong verbal and written skills, she specializes in building rapport with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds. Prior to launching her own business in 2015, Kimiyo worked at Encyclopædia Britannica for 11 years as an International Project Manager, completing a number of challenging traditional and digital publishing projects around the globe. Kimiyo then pursued her calling in public relations because of her passion for telling stories of fascinating things and inspirational people. Kimiyo honed her expertise in media relations as an editorial intern at the Chicago Reporter, and her writing has been published by the Chicago Tribune Magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Reader. In 2013, she profiled Chicago in an extensive article for All Nippon Airways's travel web site. Kimiyo has worked on high profile projects such as SKYLANDING, Yoko Ono's public art installation in Chicago's Jackson Park. In addition to securing press coverage for her clients, she has also personally provided expert commentary on arts and culture on WBEZ Chicago Public Radio and the Chicago Tribune. Kimiyo has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Columbia College Chicago, and serves as Chair of the Osaka Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International and serves on the Board of Directors of Japan America Society of Chicago.

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Kristen Pascual

Digital Marketing Manager

Kristen has always had a love for storytelling whether it be in film or photography. She has directed, produced, and edited multiple projects during her college career at Loyola University Chicago, from which she received a B.A. in Film & Digital Media. Kristen develops and curates content for various platforms including social media, websites, and email marketing for KCommunications' clients. As a talented and creative professional, Kristen is an invaluable asset to the team.  

Kathleen Kuiper

Head Writer

Kathleen Kuiper is an editor and writer with a strong and abiding interest in the arts. As the senior editor for Arts and Culture at Encyclopaedia Britannica for many years, she trained and managed other editors as well as researching, writing, and editing articles on theatre, dance, art, literature, languages, and peoples of the world. She commissioned essays from world-renowned scholars and worked with them to create reference material designed and written for the general reader. She is noted for her attention to detail and considers clear communication an essential element of the writer’s art. She has worked extensively in both print and digital formats, and she has managed a number of projects, including Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia Literature and a series of books on Native Americans. Digital projects include features on the Harlem Renaissance, Women’s History, Shakespeare, and Black History, to name a few.​

Adnan Hadzalic

Intern

Adnan Hadzalic is a senior at Loyola University Chicago. He is pursuing a major in Multimedia Journalism and a minor in Political Science. Through his time at Loyola and a 4-year journalism program in high school, he has substantial writing experience. Through this internship with KCommunications, Adnan aims to improve his skills and learn more about the industry.

Jaden Perez

Intern

Jaden Perez is a junior at Loyola University Chicago majoring in Visual Communications with a minor in Studio Art and Digital Media Marketing. He has been studying graphic design for 6 years and for the past 3 years, Jaden has focused on freelance client branding. He has worked on a wide array of academic and client projects including: interactive e-publications, product photography, and graphic advertisements to name a few. As an intern at KCommunications, Jaden is excited to apply his experience and learn more about marketing and branding.

Lynzie Horejs

Intern

Lynzie Horejs is a junior at Loyola University Chicago pursuing a degree in Visual Communications as well as minors in Marketing and Studio Art. She has experience designing in Adobe Suite, managing social media posts, and building email newsletters. Outside of work, Lynzie bullet journals to keep creative and organized.  She loves to sew and hang out with her cat, Percy. Lynzie hopes to create relationships with professionals in the field and build on her marketing and design skills through this internship.

Emma Ingrassia

Intern

Emma Ingrassia is an almost-graduated fourth-year student at Loyola University Chicago. She majors in multimedia journalism with a focus in digital and visual content, along with a minor in sociology. As a member of Loyola’s Interdisciplinary Honors Program, Emma finds a balance between her academic studies and the practical applications of those studies. As a curious individual at heart, Emma enjoys learning as much as she can about new technologies fueling today’s surge in digital media and content creation. Whether she’s working with the Adobe Creative Suite or investigating a new social media trend, Emma is in the business of creating for the digital age. In her free time, she enjoys sewing clothes for herself and others while watching as much classic cinema as possible. Emma looks forward to learning more about the professional world while honing her skills in writing and content creation through the lens of digital marketing.

Molly Gaglione

Intern

Molly Gaglione is a senior at Loyola University Chicago who is pursuing a major in Film and Digital Media Production. She has been studying film production since her sophomore year at Loyola and has a particular affinity for directing, as she enjoys bringing her creative visions and ideas to fruition through film. Over her 4 years at Loyola, she has managed several social media accounts for organizations from intramural clubs to the University's student-run newspaper, the Loyola Phoenix. Molly is looking forward to expanding her knowledge of digital marketing and design with KCommunications.

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