Our Bloggers

Marilyn A. Vollrath, APR, is co-founder and president of Vollrath Associates, Inc. Marilyn’s strength is strategizing and executing comprehensive investor and public relations programs that successfully combine a variety of elements designed to meet the client’s objectives. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Marilyn is a seasoned PR professional. She is actively involved in the design and execution of IR and PR plans as well as in new business development for the firm.

Fun Fact: In her spare time, Marilyn enjoys golf and wine tasting.

Philip K. Vollrath, APR, is co-founder and a partner in Vollrath Associates, Inc. Phil’s strength is in strategizing and executing comprehensive programs that bring results in public relations, public affairs, media relations (traditional and new) and B-2-B marketing communication. With over 30 years in his profession, Phil is an exceptional communicator valued by his clients. Phil is also an adjunct professor in public relations and marketing communications at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

Fun Fact: Phil loves bicycling, and cruising in his boat, Sea Dog.

Jessica A. Vollrath joined Vollrath Associates in August 2005. Media relations is her key strength. Over the past five years, Jessica has developed strong relationships with local and national media in order to communicate her clients’ messages every day.  In addition to media relations, she provides investor relations and general marketing communications services to a broad range of clients.  Prior to joining Vollrath Associates, Jessica worked at an advertising agency in Chicago, where she handled media planning for several consumer clients. Jessica graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in business from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Fun Fact: Jessica enjoys shopping, dining out and traveling.  She also likes spending time with friends and family outside of work.

Casey M. Schaak joined Vollrath Associates in February 2011. Casey provides account management, public relations and marketing communications services for a broad range of clients. Prior to joining Vollrath Associates, Casey was a corporate communications intern at Johnson Controls, where she was responsible for media services, as well as developing and editing a variety of communications materials. Casey is a graduate of the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University, with a major in public relations.

Fun fact: Casey enjoys traveling, spending time on the beach and coaching lacrosse

Julie M. Caan joined Vollrath Associates in June 2012. Julie provides account management, public relations, marketing communications and new media services to a broad range of clients. Prior to joining the Vollrath Associates team full time, Julie interned at the agency over the course of two years. Julie graduated from the Diederich College of Communications at Marquette University where she was an active member of the Public Relations Student Society of America, studied marketing and spent a semester abroad in Rome, Italy.

Fun Fact: Julie has met not one, but two male contestants from ABC’s “The Bachelorette”…she is hoping the third time will be the charm! When she’s not watching reality TV or working at VA, Julie enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family and exploring Milwaukee!

Community Involvement

Our team is well known within the Milwaukee business community.  We belong to the follow associations:

  • PRSA (Public Relations Society of America)
  • BMA (Business Marketing Associations) and BMA YP
  • Greater Milwaukee Committee
  • Independent Business Association of Wisconsin
  • Metro Milwaukee Association of Commerce and FUEL Milwaukee
  • Milwaukee Rotary Club
  • Milwaukee Press Club
  • NIRI (National Investor Relations Institute)

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