Gilchrist Group CFA Blacksmith Graphic 2017Pamela Gilchrist, APR, Gilchrist Group CEO, and Chick-fil-A® have been named 2017 Public Relations Society (PRSA) Cincinnati Chapter Blacksmith Award’s finalists for Chick-fil-A Northern Kentucky’s “Stuff The Bus Challenge” media relations success.

Chick-fil-A, in partnership with area school districts, created the “Stuff The Bus Challenge,” a friendly competition between three Northern Kentucky Chick-fil-A restaurants to provide a fun, easy means for the community to donate school supplies for families in need.

Live coverage from two network TV stations throughout the morning, as well as digital, radio and print news stories topped more than 500,000 impressions. The Chick-fil-A Stuff The Bus Challenge collected more than 17,500 school supplies from 5,860 people in one day.

Media Mentions Drive Results For Kenton County School District 

“The Kenton County School District is so thankful for Chick-fil-A’s efforts in getting the community to come out for the Stuff the Bus event. All of the local media coverage really helped drive traffic to the event. Stuff the Bus allowed Kenton County to collect more than 7,400 school supplies, which was more than we had ever collected.  The supplies, distributed to the Family Resource Centers, ensured that our students got off to a great start in the new school year!” said Jess Dykes, director of Public Information.

About Gilchrist Group

Gilchrist holds Universal Accreditation in Public Relations (APR), is a member of the prestigious PRSA Counselors Academy and was named PRSA Cincinnati Professional-of-the-Year in 2009. She has held numerous leadership and board positions and has been a featured speaker at the Counselors Academy annual conference. Her work has also earned top honors from Bulldog Reporter, Hermes Creative Awards, the International Public Relations Association, as well as numerous national, district and local awards.

She founded the Gilchrist Group 18 years ago after a successful career inside three Fortune 500 organizations. The Gilchrist Group Optimizes Outcomes™ for businesses and leaders. Clients trust Gilchrist to guide them through times of growth and change with breakthrough business strategies, go-to-market road maps and influencer engagement campaigns. As an executive communications coach, Gilchrist works with leaders to raise emotional intelligence, improve executive presence and perfect pitches. Her marketing/communications expertise is sought after by clients nationwide and she frequently speaks at industry conferences and events.


Pam Gilchrist To Speak At NKY Chamber Women's Summit 2016Author, Speaker and Business Leader Pamela Gilchrist will be a featured speaker at the NKY Chamber It’s Time to Take the Lead  Women’s Leadership Summit on June 29, 2016 at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

Gilchrist, known for Optimizing Outcomes™ for business and leaders will present “Fast Fixes To Ditch Team Dysfunction.” This popular session focuses on why people click or conflict and what you can do about it. As a Certified Personality Style Trainer, Gilchrist will reveal nine universal personality types and provide life hacks for building effective relationships with each style in the workplace.

“You will gain insights on popular figures from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to Prince and Oprah Winfrey that will help you easily identify personality patterns,” Gilchrist said. “Whether you’re frustrated by constant correctors, pleasers, competitors, naval gazers or dreamers, my fun, energetic session takes the top off of the box of life and gives you the instructions.”

Nearly 500 women are expected to attend this inaugural conference for the Regional Women’s Summit, hosted by the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Women’s Initiative. Speakers will inspire and educate, promising substantial take a-ways to bring back to the office. The conference is designed for young professionals, mid and senior career women, those contemplating second careers, and entrepreneurs. Learn how to become an effective professional and acquire the skills you need to ascend to the next level of your career. Register at:

A former Fortune 500 insider, Gilchrist is founder and chief strategist at the Gilchrist Group, a management consulting, marketing and training firm. A sought-after speaker for conferences and industry events, she also confidentially coaches leaders on personal branding, C-Suite communications, key messaging, executive presence, speech development and platform stagecraft. For more than 25 years, she has studied and applied behavioral communications methods that achieve proven results in marketing/communications and personal development.

Featured in the New York Times Best Selling Chicken Soup For The Soul, she is past president of the National Speakers Association Ohio Chapter, an Accredited (APR) member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and member of its prestigious Counselors Academy. A Michigan native, Gilchrist holds a master’s degree from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, and is a certified personality type trainer through Loyola University Institute of Pastoral Studies in Chicago.

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