Claire Celsi is a public relations professional and Des Moines native. Her consulting firm, The Public Relations Project, assists businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, associations, and educational institutions in developing and implementing social media and public relations programs.
A Drake University alumna, she is a lecturer and adjunct professor at her alma mater, teaching PR and social media courses. Claire also serves on Drake’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications National Advisory Board.
Claire speaks to groups all over the country who are learning to implement social media strategies and helps them weave social media strategies with traditional marketing. Claire’s consulting services include Twitter and blog coaching, educational presentations, and helping businesses integrate social media into their strategic communication plans. An avid blogger, she’s been writing about public relations and social media for four years on her blog, Public Relations Princess.
Claire was recently appointed to a five-year term on the State of Iowa’s Alcoholic Beverages Commission. She is also passionate about women’s leadership, internships for college students, and non-profit groups that assist homeless individuals. She is married, has four adult children, and a dog named Trixie who hangs on her every word.
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