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Human nature has an insatiable appetite for what’s new, compelling, informative and well-presented. It’s often said the best PR people are former reporters for one key reason: they get it. They get how to spot a news peg, present your message with maximum impact, appeal to editors, and respond under tight deadlines or even tense circumstances.

Mary Alice Kaspar


Experience: 20+ years

Prior Roles:

  • Austin Business Journal:
    Senior Staff Writer, Staff Writer, and Freelance Writer

  • Commercial Industrial Properties/NAI CIP: Marketing Assistant

  • Texas Monthly: Intern


  • University of Texas at Austin: Bachelor in Journalism and Certification in the Business Foundations Program

Kate Miller Morton
Senior Vice President


Experience: 20+ years

Prior Roles:

  • Austin American-Statesman: Reporter

  • The Commercial Appeal: Reporter

  • Memphis Business Journal: Reporter


  • Southern Methodist University: 
    BA in Public Affairs and Corporate Communications

  • University of Missouri at Columbia: 
    MA in Journalism

​Additionally, Mary Alice has received the following accolades:​

  • First place awards for news and feature writing from the Texas Press Association, in 2002 and 2003.

  • “Best Print Reporter” in Austin by the local chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

  • Named an official finalist in Austin Under 40 Awards, which honors the city’s most influential young professionals, in 2016.

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