Meet the pros on

Our Team

Chad Carlton

President

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

Executive 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

Vice President

Mindy Peterson’s familiar and trusted voice has guided citizens, motorists, leaders and journalists for more than two decades. Mindy has served as primary spokesperson for one of America’s largest and most complex transportation construction projects, the Ohio River Bridges Project’s Downtown Crossing. She’s also introducing the region to all-electronic tolling, serving as spokesperson for RiverLink.

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

Chief Financial Officer

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.

Kaitlin Keane

Communications Coordinator

Photojournalist Kaitlin Keane spent years honing visual storytelling skills in community newspapers, developing new ways to connect meaningful content with readers. She created can’t-look-away photo essays and videos for newspapers in Texas, Minnesota, Tennessee and Kentucky, and gathered a slew of photojournalism awards along the way.

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.