Koleen Hamblin, PrincipalKoleen Hamblin, Principal

Principal Koleen Hamblin delivers 20 years of integrated PR experience in the travel/tourism and food & beverage industries. She brings national and boutique agency management and hands-on experience, is strategically creative and results-driven and adept at implementing multi-faceted campaigns to shift the barometer and meet the client’s business objectives.

Her tenure as a consultant, media relations strategist and marketing communications expert helped brand and reposition more than 150+ entities. She has spearheaded programs for a distinguished roster of national and international hospitality and consumer lifestyle clients with an eye to bottom line ROI. A snapshot of key clients includes Bernardus Lodge & Spa, Orient-Express, Visit Mendocino County, Visit Santa Monica, La Quinta Resort & Club/PGA West, Visit Santa Barbara, Lafond Winery & Vineyards, Colgin Cellars, Monterey County CVB, Singapore Airlines, Alisal Guest Ranch and Legoland.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and Marketing, Summa Cum Laude, from San Jose State University, is a Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) member and Aaron D. Cushman silver award recipient. She resides in Santa Barbara, California.


crisis communications consultantSusan Neisloss, Creative Services Director/Media Coach

Susan Neisloss’ expertise spans the media, corporate and public relations arenas including reporter, producer and anchor in major television markets for more than a decade; senior executive at Golin/Harris and Fleishman Hillard, two leading global public relations firms. She has produced award-winning videos for a variety of clients, has conducted media and presentation training seminars for more than 400 senior executives, and is a highly respected crisis communications consultant. Neisloss earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Stanford University where she hosted two weekly live radio shows. She also graduated from Columbia Journalism School’s Sulzberger Leadership Program providing media executives with tools to mine new business opportunities in a rapidly changing media world.


Marketing Consultant Santa BarbaraJanet Mick, ITPR, East Coast Affiliate

As the East Coast affiliate for KOLI Communications, Janet is NYC-based and has been at the helm of ITPR since its inception in 1998. In addition to handling media relations for key clients, she is known for her marketing prowess as well as her outstanding reputation for delivering targeted media successes, high caliber special events, and successful PR campaigns that translate brand awareness into sales.

To date, Janet has worked with leading international hospitality clients including Cliveden House, UK, Chewton Glen, UK, Sumaq Machu Picchu, Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine, Spain, The Hotel Byblos, Saint-Tropez and Courchevel, Terre Blanche, Provence, The Hotel Guanahani, St Barth, The Hotel Negresco, Nice, The Hotel Metropole, Monte-Carlo, The Shore Club, Miami, The Croatian National Tourism Board, Comité Regional du Tourisme, Côte d’Azur, Champagne Pommery, Cognac Ferrand, Maison Kayser USA, Fig & Olive and Fleur de Sel, to name a few.


Top Marketing ConsultantBeth Cocchiarella, Media Strategist

As the East Coast affiliate for KOLI Communications, Cocchiarella began her career in television and has reported and anchored in multiple markets before she transitioned into public relations in 2000. In addition to handling media relations for key clients, she is widely recognized for her skills in strategic programming, event planning, media market tours and has extensive experience in crisis communications. She has executed numerous crisis communication plans and media trained key executives and company spokespeople for national media interviews and represented such clients Nickelodeon Suites Resort, Jungle Island Miami, ColorVision/Amazing Pictures, StatWeather, The Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard, Atlantic Coast Bank, Pulte Homes Corporation, The Newport Group, AquaFiber Technologies and GRMC Solutions. She is based in Florida.