Our staff didn’t just wander into the field of PR by happenstance or serendipity of association — they came to it committed and trained for it, right down to our interns. Anyone joining the McFarland team must have education specifically in public relations, and experience putting that education into successful action. Even our interns must come with at least one prior internship under their belts specifically in a PR role.
Stephanie is the founder and president of McFarland PR & Public Affairs, Inc., with more than 20 years of deep public-relations expertise honed in pressure-intense private and public organizations. Stephanie has served in public-relations capacities and leadership roles with Indianapolis Power & Light Co., Eli Lilly, Sallie Mae, the Indiana Department of Revenue, and various state government agencies. She has led a number of high-profile state public-relations/marketing initiatives, and provided consultative leadership on a number of critical state issues. Stephanie is an accredited public-relations professional, author, former university instructor, and certified crisis-communication professional. She holds her MS in communication management from Syracuse University in New York, her accreditation in public relations through the Public Relations Society of America, and has completed continuing education in public-dispute management with Harvard University
Kevin cut his PR teeth as a college intern with McFarland PR & Public Affairs, Inc. where he was instrumental in launching the marketing for We Changed the Game, a tell-all book about the wild days of the original ABA Indiana Pacers team. As a Franklin College student, Kevin served as the sports director for WFCI radio, where he managed a weekly sports show and announced the play-by-play for Franklin College football and basketball games. Kevin holds his bachelor of science degree in public relations, and a minor in business. In his role as a public-relations specialist, Kevin coordinates public-relations for our sports, energy and aviation clients.