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About Us

At C2 Strategic Communications, we do more than deliver your message. We help you succeed.
We provide the communications strategy, advice and services you need to reach your ultimate goal.








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We’ve been called a lot of things over the years. That’s why we are so good at what we do today.
We have decades of experience in newsrooms, board rooms, classrooms and situation rooms.

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Our Team

Chad Carlton


Chad Carlton brings more than 25 years of high-stakes, front-line communications experience to the leadership of C2 Strategic Communications. He is a strategic and creative thinker, a polished writer and a respected adviser to strong leaders including
governors, mayors, company executives, cabinet secretaries and entrepreneurs.

Kerri Richardson

Vice President

Kerri is a communications leader respected by both newsmakers and journalists for her communications savvy, insight, candor and grace under pressure. She served as communications director and chief spokesperson for Gov. Steve Beshear, leading
policy messaging across the Executive Branch.

Mindy Peterson

Senior Strategist

Mindy Peterson’s familiar and trusted voice has guided citizens, motorists, leaders and journalists for more than two decades. Today, she is the primary spokesperson for one of America’s largest and most complex transportation construction projects,
the Ohio River Bridges Project’s Downtown Crossing.

Ed Green

Senior Strategist

Ed Green knows business inside and out. He’s respected by CEOs and corporate leaders throughout the region for the fairness and insight he displayed during two decades as a business reporter and editor at Louisville Business First and The Courier-Journal.

Lisa Jessie

Business Strategist

Not many people can read a corporate balance sheet, write front-page headlines and stay on top of a Twitter account. Lisa Jessie can – and does. Her rare combination of communications and financial expertise makes her an invaluable strategist
for clients in the business, non-profit and government sectors.

Beverly Bartlett

Senior Strategist

Beverly is an engaging writer, a trusted advisor and a social media maven. As a leader of Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s communications team, she was the voice behind the voice of Louisville.

Carla Blanton

Strategic Partner

C2 Strategic Communications and Carla Blanton Consulting are strategic partners who have joined forces to better serve clients. Carla brings extensive communications experience in the government and nonprofit sectors, particularly in Central and
Eastern Kentucky.

Check out some of

Our Work

We are honored to work for leading businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Our clients trust us to help them succeed.

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    Kentucky Automotive Industry Association
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    Bristol Group
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    55,000 Degrees
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    Mountain Parkway Expansion
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    Ohio River Bridges Project
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    Kentucky Automotive Industry Association
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    Bristol Group
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    55,000 Degrees
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    Mountain Parkway Expansion
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    Ohio River Bridges Project

Transportation Cabinet
Omni Hotels and Resorts
Louisville Water Company
St. Joseph Children's Home
NAMI Louisville
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True Up
Auto Vision Conference
Harshaw Trace
Liquor Barn
America Place

Paving the way to success


You build infrastructure. We build understanding. You change the landscape. We change perspective.

Whether your project is a road, a bridge or a multi-modal path, our experienced team can help you create support and understanding in the community, setting the foundation for a successful project.

Click on the logos below and check out our brochure to see what we’ve done for others. What can we do for you? Contact us today.

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The News

            I don’t really like to begin a post with a definition, but I think it’s important that everyone understand what jargon is: A form of ineffective communication. Jargon seldom helps make a point well.

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Crews with Walsh Construction are in the midst of $22 million in improvements to the 52-year old Kennedy Bridge, as part of work on the Downtown Crossing portion of the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project. This isn’t

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Having spent the bulk of my career in budget-strapped newspapers, small businesses and a nonprofit, I’m always looking for the most efficient, effective way to get things done. That’s why a recent Inc. article caught my eye: “7 Outsourceable Tasks

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A few months ago, the New York Times ran a story about a psychology test, suggesting that a set of 36 questions could make people fall in love.  The author tried it, and apparently, it worked for her. It worked

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Email is the most overused and abused form of communications today. (Texting is next, but that’s another discussion.) Because email is familiar, easy-to-use, and very often effective, we use it as a universal form of communications – the verbal equivalent

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Kentucky Science CenterThe once hard-to-envision clichés are coming into focus – the end is in sight, we’re seeing the light at the end of the table and hitting the home stretch. Work on the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River

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C2 Strategic Communications
9300 Shelbyville Road, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222


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