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Winkler Public Relations

Public Relations was founded in the Fall of 2003 by Kathy Winkler, a sales and marketing professional. Dennis, a seasoned corporate Public Relations professional, joined the team in 2004. They meshed their sales, marketing and public relations skills to form Winkler Public Relations. Winkler Public Relations is a nationally-certified woman-owned business (WBENC), is certified as a small business enterprise with the Port of Houston Authority and is a TX-HUB certified business.

Winkler Public Relations is fully insured to fulfill SBA liability contract specifications and ready to align with your team.


Winkler Public Relations
Kathy Winkler
Winkler Public Relations
Dennis Winkler
Winkler Public Relations
Ross Winkler

Kathy Winkler

Winkler Public Relations

Kathy has over two decades of marketing and sales experience, starting as a small business owner 29 years ago. Her experience includes serving as Regional Marketing and Public Relations Director (Texas and Massachusetts) for a national decorating franchise company, Training Consultant for Dale Carnegie, Retail Sales Representative and Project Manager for Intuit and Southwest Area Sales Manager for Lexmark. Kathy’s vast experience includes marketing, sales and new business building classes for franchise owners, customer service and sales seminars for national marketing/sales teams, including major retail chains and national phone sales teams. Kathy oversees sales and marketing, procurement, contracts and financial aspects of Winkler Public Relations. She also provides expert counsel on training, retail, customer service, sales and marketing needs of clients.

 

Kathy is active in Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC)-Greater Houston Chapter, The Economic Alliance Houston Port Region and The Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA) – Houston and was named WBEA’s 2007 Advocate of the Year. Winkler Public Relations was named “The 2011 New Member of the Year” for ABC-Houston. Winkler Public Relations is also a member of the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce, Women Contractors Association, Association of Chemical Industry of Texas (ACIT) and Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.

Dennis Winkler

Winkler Public Relations

Dennis is a 35-year veteran of the Public Relations field with experience in front of the camera during crises, as well as behind the scenes counseling management and out-front working with constituents during community outrage.  Dennis’ vast experience also includes handling many positive events, such as groundbreakings, open houses and kick offs; events that included the likes of the Prince of Wales, the Governor of Tamaulipas, Mexico, and the Governor of Texas. Dennis has long-standing relationships with leaders on the local, state, regional, and national scene.

 

Dennis, retired from Shell Oil Company, is professionally Accredited in Public Relations (APR) through the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and is a member of the PRSA Counselors Academy. He was appointed to the Gulf Coast Rail District board by the Harris County Mayor’s and Council’s Association, is an elected member of the Bilma Public Utility District board, is a founding board member of the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region and chairs the group’s Public Policy Task Force. Dennis is an active member of the Greater Houston Partnership, serving on various committees including federal, state and local relations committees.

 

Winkler Public Relations is also an active member of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC)-Greater Houston Chapter, The Deer Park Chamber of Commerce, The Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA), The Women Contractors Association, Association of Chemical Industry of Texas (ACIT) and Pasadena Chamber of Commerce.

Ross Winkler

Winkler Public Relations

Ross Winkler is Manager, Marketing Strategy at Winkler Public Relations. In addition to helping manage Winkler Public Relations business development efforts, Ross uses his marketing, sales and media relations experience to advise and counsel Winkler Public Relations and its clients on sales and marketing programs.

 

Ross worked with the Montgomery (Alabama) Biscuits AA Baseball Club from January, 2011 through October, 2014, where he served as Senior Corporate Account Executive. Ross was responsible for maintaining relationships with customers and managed more than 900 accounts, individually generating $250,000 in annual revenue through direct contacts, custom sales proposals and promotional campaigns.

 

In 2010, Ross worked as an intern and assistant general manager for the Florida Collegiate Summer Baseball League. In that role, he solicited local businesses to support the baseball team. Ross also volunteered as a student intern in the Auburn University athletics media relations department where he hosted and coordinated services for media covering Southeastern Conference football and baseball games in 2009-2010. Ross was selected to serve on a student leadership focus group to generate ideas about new campus recreation facilities. Ross is a 2011 graduate of Auburn’s College of Business.