Sikich Announces Two New Strategic Marketing Communications Roles

CHICAGO – June 18, 2024 – Sikich, a global technology-enabled professional services company, today announced two strategic appointments in keeping with its commitment to invest in marketing, communications and brand resources to support rapid organizational growth. The company hired Melanie Strah to lead global public relations and Kyle Adams was promoted to head of The Agency, the marketing and communications consultancy at Sikich.  

In the newly created role of Global PR lead, Strah will oversee corporate reputation management, including media relations and executive positioning. She brings over 20 years of experience helping renowned global brands and innovative start-ups solve complex communications challenges, tell stories and build reputation.

Prior to joining Sikich, Strah held global leadership roles at leading PR agencies FINN Partners, Weber Shandwick and Edelman, where she helped build communications platforms and narratives for clients across multiple industry sectors to help advance their business goals. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication/film studies from Miami University (Oxford, OH). 

Under Adams’ leadership, The Agency will continue to help clients tell captivating stories and build relationships with their target audiences. From design and website development to media relations and product launches, The Agency helps clients build their brands, boost marketplace awareness and engage with their customers and prospects. Adams previously led The Agency’s public relations and communications team. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. 

Chris Geier, Sikich CEO, states: “I have every confidence in Melanie and Kyle and trust that, under their guidance, we’ll continue to provide clients with excellent marketing and communications counsel and amplify our brand to attract the best talent and strong client partnerships. Kyle will lead The Agency in providing best-in-class marketing and communications counsel to clients while Melanie brings an impressive background and skillset to help promote the Sikich brand amidst rapid growth.” 

About Sikich

Sikich is a global company specializing in technology-enabled professional services. With more than 1,900 employees, Sikich draws on a diverse portfolio of technology solutions to deliver transformative digital strategies. From corporations and not-for-profits to state and local governments and federal agencies, Sikich clients utilize a broad spectrum of services and products to help them improve performance and achieve long-term, strategic goals.

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