Gifford Partnerships - Stragetic PR and Communications
Carol Gifford is a dynamic marketing and communications professional with more than 25 years in the business. Gifford began her career producing and promoting large-scale special events and concerts in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. After arriving in Chicago in 1987, Gifford represented and marketed independent restaurateur Nick Nickolas and his high-end Nick's Fishmarket Restaurants in Chicago, Honolulu and Boca Raton before signing on with the Hilton Corp. “Well-versed in a variety of disciplines,
Giord Partnerships has represented
our clients well – both individual MD
practices and corporate partners –
with smart strategies that have
delivered impressive media results.”
Nina Grant, Managing Agency Director
Practice Builders
Carol then headed up corporate communications efforts for a subsidiary of transportation giant GATX Corp. before spending eight years at leading national nonprofit America’s Second Harvest (now Feeding America) as V.P. of Communications, managing all aspects of the organization's branding, media relations, advertising and cause-marketing. Carol launched Gifford Partnerships in 2005.