kirsten opsahl

director of the midwest - chicago


Kirsten found her passion for PR early on when she leapt head-first into the industry as Public Relations Assistant for Bloomingdale’s Illinois, plus Mall of America. There she quickly took to the fast-paced and creative nature of implementing successful regional PR campaigns for the nationally renowned department store. Prior to joining the H2 Public Relations team, Kirsten served as Account Manager and Senior Publicist at two integrated marketing and public relations agencies in downtown Chicago. She specializes in PR, marketing and social media for lifestyle brands including restaurants, beauty products and services, wineries and retail. Now as Director of the Midwest at H2 Public Relations, she oversees high to mid-level accounts and manages the Chicago office’s internship program. Her favorite thing about PR is creative story telling as means of spreading “the scoop” far and wide.

Originally from the Western suburbs, Kirsten has made Chicago proper her home since graduating from DePaul University with a degree in Public Relations and Advertising in 2010. When she’s not drafting up the perfect pun, she can be found practicing her Cher impression, rock climbing or chasing down the nearest doughnut truck.