CONNECT WITH US:

WE ARE STORYTELLERS WITH FLAIR,
VERVE, AND CONFIDENCE.

PR with Panache! develops and shares stories that captivate the K-12 education market and influence high-level conversations in the media. Our team includes expert journalists, editors, administrators, and former educators who have one thing in common: We are all storytellers at heart. We craft customized campaigns that stay true to your vision while leveraging the dynamic voice of your customers and establishing you as a thought leader in education. Together we craft stories that inspire decision-makers in K-12 education not just to take notice but to act. As your storytelling team, we earn you the attention and acclaim of your audience. And we do it all with passion and energy that’s unparalleled in the education industry.

EdTech Digest Leadership Award Winner 2015
EdTech Digest Leadership Award Winner 2016
EdTech Digest Leadership Award Finalist 2017
American Consortium For Equity In Education Premier Supporter
Seal-Finalist
Tech Edvocate Winner Best PR Firm 2017
Tech Edvocate Winner Best PR Firm 2018
The Edtech Awards Leadership Finalist 2020
The Edtech Awards Leadership Finalist 2021
EdTech Digest Leadership Award Winner 2018
EdTech Digest Leadership Award Winner 2019

BY THE WAY, WHAT DOES PANACHE MEAN?

Panache (p nash’) n. [Fr.]. style; flair; verve; confident; dashing!

Panache is a rare and much sought-after quality. Panache is what adds flavor and interest to a story, making it memorable so it will be repeated many times over. It’s what educators are looking for in a story and it’s what you need in your public relations and strategic marketing campaigns. PR with Panache! is recognized throughout the industry for our dedication, enthusiasm, and forward-thinking approach that ensures our clients stay in the spotlight. We have specialized in launching and working with businesses in the K-12 education market for more than 20 years—and we do it with Panache!

MEET OUR STORYTELLERS

While our industry-specific knowledge is invaluable, and our long-standing relationships with the K-12 education media are crucial. What really sets PR with Panache! apart is our remarkable team and the relationship-oriented, client-centric approach we take when collaborating with our clients. We deliver amazing results thanks to the unparalleled depth and hard work of our awesome team.

Sue Hanson Founder & Managing Partner Emeritus

Sue Hanson

Founder & Managing Partner Emeritus

Jacob Hanson CEO

Jacob Hanson

CEO

Chris Piehler Lead Storyteller & Editorial Director

Chris Piehler

Lead Storyteller & Editorial Director

Kristen Plemon Director of Strategic Storytelling & Client Success

Kristen Plemon

Director of Strategic Storytelling & Client Success

Benjamin Bachman Marketing Director

Benjamin Bachman

Marketing Director

Vickie Hiebert Operations Manager

Vickie Hiebert

Operations Manager

Ann Watson

Ann Watson

Education Market Strategist

Chris Mills Headshot

Chris Mills

Growth-Driven Design Specialist

Joshua Bolkan Content Creation Storyteller

Joshua Bolkan

Content Creation Storyteller

Leah Rodgers

Leah Rodgers

PR Coordinator

Holly Parker PR Coordinator

Holly Parker

PR Coordinator

Evan Outlaw Project Manager

Evan Outlaw

Project Manager

Cristy Brusoe

Cristy Brusoe

Public Relations Ninja

Dany Rossman

Dany Rossman

Public Relations

OUR VALUED PARTNERS

PR with Panache! has expertise in many areas within education. We also have the expertise to know when it is best to partner with talented specialists to enhance our capabilities to meet and exceed the needs of our clients.