Tim Montgomery

Vice President

A trusted advisor, marketing communications executive and public relations veteran with more than 25 years of corporate and agency experience, Tim has represented a diverse roster of clients in the consumer, business-to-business and not-for-profit space. He provides thought leadership counsel to clients on the best use of communications and strategies to advance their business goals in highly competitive markets.  He also helps clients articulate their business strategy and vision to better tell their brand story to key audiences. An effective strategist, Tim enjoys collaborating with clients and agency team members to develop smart ideas that achieve business objectives, deliver positive results and take new and existing brands to the next level. A seasoned writer and editor, he is adept at transforming complex concepts into clear messages that resonate with targeted audiences.

Tim has turned his passion for creativity, writing and storytelling into his career. Ever since the age of five when Tim started scribbling short stories in composition books and reading the daily newspaper, he was destined for a career in public relations. Tim applies his well-honed project management skills to his personal life, finding the right balance between spending time with his wife and children, working on home projects and pursuing his interests in reading, writing, music and sports.

Areas of expertise

Branding, integrated marketing communications, media/public relations, message and content development, media training, leadership communications, strategic marketing communications, research, product placement, advertising, dealer/distributor communications, social media, community relations, corporate reputation, event marketing, employee communications, broadcast communications, business development, direct marketing and sports marketing

Client experience

Bacardi & Company Ltd.; Bison Gear & Engineering; CNH; Continental Airlines; Downtown St. Charles Partnership; ECHO Incorporated; Elgin Sweeper; Ford Power Products; FS Solutions Group; HLR Engineering; Illinois Dept. of Transportation; Jetstream of Houston; Kraft Foods Inc.; Kobelco Construction Machinery America; Lake Lawn Resort; NationaLease; NEC Technologies; New Holland Construction; NORIX Group, Inc.; Pheasant Run Resort; Shindaiwa USA; Sumida America Inc.; Supply-Chain Services, Inc.; The Topps Company; Vactor Manufacturing and White International

Industry experience

Construction, consumer packaged food and beverage, electronics, engineering, environmental safety, heavy equipment, hospitality, HVAC/R, landscaping, manufacturing, off-highway equipment, product testing and certification, telecommunications and transportation

Awards and recognitions

Tim’s work has earned two Silver Anvil Awards and a Silver Anvil Award of Excellence from the PRSA, a Silver Quill Award of Merit from the IABC and a “Measures of Success” Marketing Award from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers PICA (Publications in Construction & Agriculture) group.

Industry memberships

Tim is a member of the Public Relations Society of America.


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