Kristen Keller is a professional public relations consultant with close to 10 years of independent consulting, agency and corporate public relations experience. Prior to becoming a consultant, Keller was a senior account executive with MRB Public Relations in Tinton Falls, N.J., where she managed multiple client teams, counseled clients on PR strategy and served as the primary client contact. Keller gained invaluable corporate PR experience as a member of Maxtor Corporation’s internal PR team, where her primary role was manager of the company’s worldwide consumer, desktop and server product reviews programs. In this role, she handled product-related media relations with North American press, aided regions in maintaining consistent product reviews messaging worldwide, and managed relationships with industry partners participating in joint product reviews programs. In addition to these primary duties, she researched and disseminated industry news and trends on a daily basis, and helped in the writing and editing of press releases and other PR-related materials.
Keller began her PR career as an account associate and account services coordinator with Metzger Associates in Boulder, Colo., where she built a solid foundation of writing, editing and oral communications skills.
Keller obtained a bachelor’s in communications with a minor in biology from Virginia Tech, and an MBA from Indiana University. She recently began contributing to the “This Mommy Gig” blog, and currently lives near Princeton, N.J. with her husband, two sons and two dogs.