Michele Voelkening
Michele Voelkening
Vice President

Her name might be a mouthful, but nobody makes effective communication look easier than Michele. A media relations expert and public relations strategist, she is adept at enabling clients to crystallize their goals – and then mobilizing all efforts to achieve them.

Michele has put her expertise to work for a variety of client verticals including education, gaming, real estate, medicine and communications – just to name a few. If you’ve ever watched CNN, the Today Show or Oprah or picked up a copy of Time Magazine, then chances are you’ve seen some of the results of her work.

Over her career, Michele has completed projects with some of the world’s most notable brands, including Mercedes Benz, American Express, COMDEX, Office Depot, Loews, Cineplex Theaters, Microsoft and Caesars Palace. All of these efforts are characterized by Michele’s signature dedication to solid strategy and swift results.

Michele has a degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Michele has two daughters, Kyra and Nadia, who have no problems pronouncing their mom’s name at all.

Purdue Marion Team Members

Our team’s core values of passion, enthusiasm, and top-quality work inspire everything we do. Collectively, our experience runs the full communications spectrum, from traditional public relations and marketing to government relations, events, specialized projects, social media and crisis management. First and foremost, our greatest strength is our ability to strategically and collaboratively work to accomplish our clients’ goals. Purdue Marion & Associates – experience the difference.

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Lynn Purdue Principal

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Bill Marion Principal

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Michele Voelkening Vice President

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Donna Palladino Director of Events

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Gina Thompson Administrative Director

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Nancy Katz Public Relations Director

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Andrew Chang Social Media Manager

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Gaby Rodriguez Public Relations Specialist

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Lauren Brooks Public Relations Manager