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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.

We are a team of top-tier, battle-tested communicators – the only public relations firm in Louisville, KY, that is fully staffed by former journalists. With decades of on-the-ground experience in journalism, government and business, we excel at turning complex subjects into easy-to-understand messages with creative solutions and proven results.

We focus on clients and work that make communities stronger. From bridges to parkways to automakers to college degrees, we’re a little company behind big improvements throughout the city, the region and the Commonwealth.







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We’ve been called a lot of things over the years: reporter, editor, spokesperson, adviser, speechwriter, photojournalist and more.
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 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. Read More

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. Read More

Mindy Peterson

Vice President

Mindy is a respected strategist on major transportation projects, working to build public understanding and engagement. In addition to leading communications and public involvement, she has served as spokesperson for the Ohio River Bridges Project Downtown Crossing, RiverLink tolling and the I-69 Ohio River Crossing. Read More

Ed Green

Vice President

Ed 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. Read More

Nicole Ares

Social Media Strategist

Nicole Ares brings a wealth of experience in designing and deploying creative social media campaigns. Nicole has worked extensively in Kentucky and abroad, developing earned and paid online content, targeting digital audiences, and building online communities by engaging key stakeholders through a range of social and digital strategies. Read More

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. Read More

Andrea Brady

Senior Strategist

Andrea is a versatile public relations and marketing professional who has spent her entire career building and protecting some of the region’s most recognizable brands. Read More

Berry Craig

Staff Strategist

Berry’s skills are varied, from content creation to social media management and graphic design. As staff strategist for C2, Berry works on myriad C2 Strategic projects. Read More

Lisa Jessie


Lisa Jessie, a former newspaper editor turned CPA, rejoins C2 as controller. Lisa brings a rare combination of communications expertise and financial experience to serve our clients in the business, non-profit and government sectors. Lisawill be responsible for financial reporting and budgeting, as well as strategic planning. Read More

Kaitlin Keane

Communications Coordinator

Kaitlin is C2’s photojournalist. She honed her visual storytelling skills in community newspapers, connecting meaningful content with readers and gathering a slew of awards along the way. Read More

Eric King

Senior Strategist

Eric King is a trusted Louisville television journalist with more than 15 years in broadcasting, covering stories across the country for a half dozen news markets.   His skill in connecting images with compelling narrative makes Eric a gifted communicator who is able to explain complex topics in accessible ways.  Those skills earned him three Emmy awards for reporting and an Edward R. Murrow award for writing. Read More

Tiffany Meredith

Senior Strategist

Tiffany brings more than 20 years of experience in journalism, public affairs, and public relations to the team. In addition to years of writing and editing for the Associated Press out of Denver and Louisville, as well as the Louisville Courier-Journal and Denver’s Rocky Mountain News, Tiffany was a communications specialist for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Read More

Andy Perez

Design Director

Andy is a seasoned creative professional who has a diverse portfolio of experience managing design and marketing campaigns. Read More

Chelsea Spring

Staff  Strategist

Chelsea is a passionate storyteller, media nerd, and creative wordsmith.  Before joining the C2 team, Chelsea worked as a public relations consultant in Washington D.C., designing communications plans, organizing events, running public influence campaigns, and managing the brands of national coalitions, corporations, and non-profits. Read More

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Our Work

We are honored to work for leading businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Our work focuses on clients who are leaders in making Louisville, the region and the Commonwealth of Kentucky better. As a result, we’re key players on the teams that are improving education, expanding infrastructure, growing businesses, creating jobs, improving health care, attracting tourism and much more. We work with our clients to understand their communications challenges, create strategies, develop messages that engage target audiences and drive action. Our clients trust us to help them succeed.

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  • Clients
  • Ohio River Bridges Project
  • WellCare of Kentucky
  • Omni Hotels & Resorts
  • 55,000 Degrees
  • Mountain Parkway Expansion
  • Ohio River Bridges Project
  • WellCare of Kentucky
  • Omni Hotels & Resorts
  • 55,000 Degrees
  • Mountain Parkway Expansion

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Transportation Cabinet
Omni Hotels and Resorts
Louisville Water Company
Messer Construction
NAMI Louisville
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True Up
St. Joseph Children's Home
Kentuckians for Better Transportation
Auto Vision Conference
Harshaw Trane
Bourbon Women
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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Clients in the News

LOUISVILLE (Feb. 18, 2019) – After a record year of growth in 2018, C2 Strategic Communications — one of the region’s top PR and marketing firms — is expanding again in 2019, welcoming a new senior strategist and a social

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LOUISVILLE (Sept. 18, 2018) – C2 Strategic Communications – one of the region’s top PR and marketing firms – is expanding with added services and staff members to support an ever-growing host of clients and community-changing initiatives. Four communications professionals

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The New Dixie Highway Project promises to transform one of the city’s most traveled corridors into a safer, more inviting roadway.  Dixie Highway suffers a fatality rate three times higher than comparable highways, and its daily traffic count rivals some

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April 27 was both Arbor Day and a celebration of Ecotech's planting of almost 5,000 trees over the last five years across Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Ecotech is a leading provider of industrial, commercial, residential and recycling collection services around the

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Over the past two years, Omni Hotels & Resorts has worked with C2 Strategic Communications to build excitement around the company's new hotel in downtown Louisville. The success of that partnership made C2 a natural fit for Lincoln Property Group, property

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We’re growing again! C2 Strategic has added two new talented communicators, bringing our team to 11 people and providing support to serve our clients’ needs.   Andrea Brady Andrea Brady Andrea joins as senior strategist, bringing more than 20 years

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C2 Strategic Communications
8001 Lyndon Centre Way, Suite 201
Louisville, KY 40222


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Join our team

C2 Strategic does not have any positions to fill at this time, but we’re always on the lookout for talented professionals to join our team. If interested, please send your resume to kerri@c2strategic.com, and continue to check this site for future opportunities.