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Walker Sands Communications Walker Sands Communications
55 W. Monroe, #3925, Chicago, IL 60603
312/267-0066; fax: 312/876-1388
Key practice areas: artificial intelligence, cyber security, distribution & logistics, electronics, enterprise software, financial technology (FinTech), HR tech, insurance technology (InsurTech), IT services, marketing technology (MarTech) and advertising technology (AdTech), professional services, retail and e-commerce technology. Employees: 80+.
Founded: 2001.

Agency Statement: Walker Sands is an integrated public relations and digital marketing agency for business-to-business technology and professional services companies. With an integrated approach, Walker Sands helps clients build brand awareness, enhance credibility and drive new business. Walker Sands is a five-time Inc. 5000 honoree and regular recipient of some of the industry’s most prestigious awards from organizations including PRSA, Holmes Report and PR News. Walker Sands was founded in 2001 and has offices in Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle.

In addition to agency work, Walker Sands is a sponsor of the Illinois Technology Association and is a founding partner of their Women Influence Chicago Council. In 2017, Walker Sands received recognition for client work from the Holmes Report SABRE Awards, SABRE In2 Awards, PRSA Skylines, AVA Digital Awards, Inc, and Entrepreneur, among others.

Ken Gaebler, CEO, founder, prin.; Mike Santoro, pres. & prin.; Ellen Hanson, COO; Will Barthel, VP, biz. dev.; Andrew Cross, VP & partner; Dave Parro, VP & partner; John Fairley, VP, digital; Courtney Beasley, dir., mktg.

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