Christine Pietryla Wetzler has been a consultant since 2002 and owns a PR firm with offices in Chicago and London that specializes in communications strategy and media relations for packaging, CPG, and professional services clients.

She also supports small and mid-cap companies on their way to going public. Christine has assisted clients with significant M&A and funding announcements, product launches, and strategic thought leadership programs as well as directed policy-changing public affairs campaigns.

She is a proven strategist that knows how to generate consistent, widespread media coverage and manage major press events. She has tremendous experience accurately integrating public relations, social media, and digital marketing to achieve desired messaging outcomes.

Throughout her career, she has spearheaded publicity efforts for clients as high-profile as Dow Chemical, 3M, Rexam Beverage Can Americas, International Truck and Engine Corporation and Hyster Company as well as new or disruptive companies like Footprint, National Coal Corp (Nasdaq:NCOC), Servidyne (Nasdaq:SERV), SPSS and Continental Broadband.

Since 2002, Christine has been in private practice with clients such as Oval Fire Products, KidKlass.com, Vapiano, United Federal Credit Union, TCS Education System, Cask & Kettle, among others. Christine’s thought leadership has evolved into regularly serving as a guest or contributing writer to the professional services, commodities, technology, energy, not-for-profit and business press.

In 2018 and 2019, Expertise.com recognized Pietryla PR as one of the Best PR Firms in Chicago, and Insights Success also recognized it in 2019 as one of the Top 10 Most Creative PR Agencies.

Christine received her bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Florida.