Our team listens to your challenges and taps our experience to customize the right communications services to help achieve your business goals. We’re experts in the industries we serve and the solutions we offer.
Paul brings three decades of corporate and counseling firm experience to Linhart PR. He’s responsible for coaching our team, advising key clients and helping to grow our business. Before joining Linhart PR, Paul was communications director at global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, where he led a team responsible for building the firm’s worldwide reputation for thought leadership. Previously, he was a senior VP at Golin, leading teams on McDonald’s, Ronald McDonald House Charities and the British government’s economic development office in Northern Ireland. During 18 years in Chicago, Paul served as president of the PRSA Chicago chapter.
Under Carri’s guidance, Linhart PR has gained industry recognition for financial stability and effective management practices. Her detail-oriented approach has helped the firm achieve profitable performances year after year, despite any economic headwinds. In addition, her expertise in forecasting and cash management has enabled the firm to consistently and confidently invest in its people and clients – a hallmark of Linhart PR’s success and entrepreneurial spirit.
Kelly joined the Linhart PR team in 2003 and today serves as a vice president and partner with the firm. Kelly brings experience in providing strategic counsel, developing integrated brand-building communication campaigns, and inspiring her teams to achieve results against business goals. This has allowed her to successfully lead national clients in the premium food and beverage, multi-unit restaurant, and health and wellness industries. For her clients, Kelly oversees communications strategy and planning, goal-setting, creative program development, issues management, and measurement and results reporting. She also is an avid reader and thrives on spotting new opportunities, leveraging trends and solving problems in unique ways for the brands she supports. Outside of the office, Kelly and her husband, Scott, relish Colorado’s mild weather and sunny days, and watching their son, Cody, play travel hockey.
With her entrepreneurial spirit, Sharon Linhart founded Linhart PR in 1996. She was the only employee for the first year. Today, Linhart PR is the largest independent firm in Colorado with a roster of national and regional clients. Respected in the communications industry and in the Colorado community, Sharon helped cultivate a firm recognized for its workplace and client results. She now enjoys giving back to others by serving on non-profit boards, while also relaxing and traveling with her husband Jerry.
Kelly has a passion for planning, creativity and relationship building. Since joining Linhart PR in 2014, she has served clients in the energy and utilities, infrastructure, building products, professional services, and health and wellness industries. Through trusted relationships and strong industry expertise, she helps clients build visibility and achieve business goals. Kelly’s strengths include communications strategy and planning, stakeholder engagement, advocacy communications, crisis and reputation management, and media relations. Outside of the office, Kelly enjoys exploring everything Colorado has to offer with her husband and cheering on her favorite football teams, the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns.
Ashley serves clients in the energy and utilities industry, driving strategic communications, community engagement and reputation management efforts. She offers proven expertise in creating and executing community relations and reputation management programs, as well as helping clients navigate the communications aspects of regulatory filings. When she’s not working with clients, Ashley is focused on her husband and kids, and exploring the gorgeous state of Colorado.
Kathleen has been a digital marketing expert, building social and digital campaigns for organizations of all shapes and sizes, for more than 10 years. She’s worked with non-profits, small tech startups, established small businesses, national and international consumer brands, global B2B providers and more to help them have conversations with their audiences that inspire loyalty and increase sales. In addition to helping brands have the conversations they want to have with the audiences they want to have them with, Kathleen also serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Denver, teaching courses on social media and beyond.
Shannon is a strategic thinker and problem-solver with expertise in social media marketing, media relations and influencer marketing, and stakeholder engagement and advocacy communications. She provides strategic guidance, innovative solutions and creative ideas to help meet client goals, whether it’s to achieve regulatory approval of an energy and utility project or to secure media coverage of a new relocation management service. Outside of the office, you'll likely find Shannon reading on her front porch or up in the mountains skiing.
Jenny brings experience in media relations, social media, writing and research to Linhart PR, having previously worked as a public relations and social media intern at Boulder-based communications agencies. After graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder and moving to Denver, Jenny knew she wanted to continue building her career with a collaborative PR firm team, and is thrilled to have landed at Linhart PR.
She calls Southern California home, but doesn’t plan on leaving Colorado anytime soon! When she isn’t in the office, you can find Jenny enjoying any outdoor activity that our beautiful state has to offer: hiking, skiing, brewery hopping or hitting up a concert at Red Rocks.
Emily has a passion for problem solving and creative writing. Calling on her background of improv and sketch performance, writing for Denver- and Boulder-based newspapers and magazines, and education in journalism and advertising, Emily brings her strong communications skills and out-of-the-box thinking to all of her work. Supporting clients in the health and wellness and premium food industries, Emily develops and implements communications strategies to secure local and national media coverage to help brands achieve business goals.
Mary helps keep Linhart PR running smoothly by supporting our team and our firm’s operations. She comes to Linhart PR with more than 10 years of experience working in the advertising industry as a media buyer. She’s a detail-oriented professional who appreciates the opportunity to develop relationships with suppliers and co-workers. When Mary is not running around the office, she is happily focused on her husband and children. Supporting the Buffs and Broncos is also a must.
Maddie focuses primarily on the professional and financial services, energy and utilities, and multi-unit restaurant industries, where her day-to-day activities include media relations, communications strategy and planning, and integrated marketing communications. Prior to joining Linhart PR, Maddie held multiple marketing and communications internships, and her passion for public relations stemmed from her academic career and the impactful relationships she cultivated with her professors with backgrounds in the subject. When she’s not in the office, Maddie enjoys hitting the slopes, attending yoga classes, and trying every new breakfast burrito joint she can find.
Kelly focuses on leader and employee communications to help organizations engage team members and manage through change. Kelly also coaches executives on how to enhance their business communications skills, and she conducts audience research to deliver actionable insights. With experience working at major corporations, PR firms and media outlets, Kelly is an accomplished writer who can translate complex business issues into compelling, clear messages. Kelly thrives on global travel with her husband to experience new cultures and places. She’s also an animal welfare volunteer (and spoils her own two cats).