At Hutchens PR, we pride ourselves in knowing your business and delivering innovative ideas that have real impact on your sales, brand, and reputation in the market. We bring together the best minds across all disciplines and assemble a team customized to your company’s specific needs and goals. With the top local and national talent in public relations and marketing, branding, design, websites, speaker training, video and social media, our team is prepared to meet any challenge.
Karen Hutchens, President
Karen Hutchens is president of Hutchens PR, a full service public relations and marketing communications firm. The firm
specializes in the development and execution of communications strategy that help clients achieve their goals and deliver a consistent return on investment.
Karen has over 25 years of experience in business management. Prior to leading Hutchens PR she was Managing Partner of NCG and led a team of 75 professionals, having worked as an executive in a Fortune 500® electric utility company directing the company’s external affairs function. Subsequent to that position, she founded a communications firm in San Diego and grew the company to be one of the largest and most successful public relations firms in the state of California. In 1999 the agency was named the leading independent public relations agency by Inside PR.
Karen founded Hutchens PR in 2004, after successfully completing the sale of her firm to an international, publicly traded corporation.
Her expertise includes issue and crisis management, public relations strategy development in support of major infrastructure projects including nuclear, LNG terminals, combined cycle power plants, gas and electric transmission lines, airport expansions and other major projects. Some of her clients have included ChevronTexaco, PG&E, Southern California Edison, and the San Diego Unified Port Authority.
Karen plays an active role in the San Diego community. She is a member of the board of directors of the San Diego United Way San Diego, The Rueben H. Fleet Science Museum, CleanTECH San Diego and has formerly served on the boards of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation. Her civic involvement includes San Diego Downtown Rotary and Point Loma Nazarene University Presidents Council. Karen is also the chair of United Way’s 90th Anniversary and is the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) 2010 Woman of the Year.
Kenny Moore, Associate
Kenny Moore is an Associate with Hutchens PR specializing in strategic planning, media relations, event planning, and social media campaigns for clients in the commercial real estate, renewable energy, and non-profit sectors. Kenny has been with Hutchens PR since 2010 has built a track record of executing successful initiatives for a range of clients. With a background in hospitality, Kenny assists in reaching clients’ goals and objectives with a personalized approach.
Kenny is a recent graduate of Point Loma Nazarene University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Managerial Organizational Communications with a specialization in Public Relations. Kenny was selected as a finalist in the first class of San Diego Business Journal’s Top 25 in their 20’s at the age of 21 based on his work with Hutchens PR.
Rebecca Tuggle, Senior Marketing Counselor
R ebecca Tuggle pursues economic development opportunities for the Southern California-Baja region. Her marketing and business development expertise, coupled with her international business experience, positions her to grow the region’s economy and create jobs.
While servicing several industry verticals, clients include organizations in construction and sustainability, military training and transitioning programs and renewable energy. Ms. Tuggle creates strategies specific to each client’s needs: Branding and PR launches, marketing campaigns, short and long term strategic plans, crisis management, attraction and retention strategies, implementation processes and metric driven accountability to ensure a client’s success for every benchmark goal.
Until March of 2013, Rebecca Tuggle served as the CFO and then DOM EVP of Business Development for Nielsen Construction California, Inc. She was instrumental in developing the company over the last ten years with revenue growth levels averaging 19.8% annually with returns to the owners well in excess of industry norms.
An avid community advocate and volunteer, Ms. Tuggle is honored to serve on several non-profit boards in her hometown of San Diego in addition to the Advisory Boards for which she serves. Of note she is involved with SDMAC – San Diego Military Advisory Council and Sharp Healthcare – The Foundation Board.
Ms. Tuggle completed several degrees and certifications including New York University’s International Business Program; Courtald University/New York University’s Arts Administration Program; she graduated from Depauw University with majors in International Business and Political Science, which included time studying at the American Universities in both Cairo and Athens.
Adrienne Moch, Editor
Adrienne Moch, editor (http://www.adriennemoch.com/), uses the skills she developed as a journalist, corporate communicator, newsletter writer, and PR professional to assist companies with all their writing and editing needs. Her passion is ensuring clients’ written materials aren’t just competentbut compelling. Typical projects for Adrienne include websites, marketing collateral, newsletters, articles, proposals, blogs and press releases.
Adrienne was honored by the San Diego Regional Chamber Commerce in 2006 with its Most Innovative Marketing Micro Business Award. In 2011, she was named Women’s Advocate of the Year at the BRAVO! Awards, hosted by the San Diego chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), which she led from 2008-2010 as president. Adrienne is a member of the 2011-2012 NAWBO California Board of Directors Executive Committee, serving as Director of Communications.
Jenni Prisk, Spokesperson Training
An award-winning, international motivational speaker, communications coach and trainer, Jenni Prisk founded Prisk Communication (www.prisk.com) in 1990. Her mission is to provide comprehensive and outstanding training and coaching in public speaking and communication skills.
Jenni works across the United States with companies and individuals in diverse aspects of communication. A native of New Zealand, she holds a Diploma in Adult Teaching and is qualified as a Human Relations and Communications Instructor for the New Zealand Marriage Guidance Council. She also has a Diploma in Speech and Drama from Trinity College of London, England.
Her diverse professional background includes five years in the newspaper industry where she received four writing awards. She wrote and produced 70+ commentaries and interviews for KPBS Radio, for which she also received awards. In 2001, she founded Voices of Women (VOW), to expand knowledge of global issues, advocate for human rights, and support the equal participation of women and men in advancing human security (www.voicesofwomen.org).