Since joining the agency, Kirsten has overseen the launch of luxury resort, hotel and real estate developments, along with strategy work for lifestyle and hospitality brands. Her 16 years of PR experience includes a wide range of industries, bringing a diverse perspective to her current clients. Prior to joining Brandman, she worked as in-house at InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, managing PR for the brand’s North American properties.
Kirsten keeps tabs on all things cutting-edge, from the latest restaurant openings to the buzz on prospective clients and industry trends. She isn’t afraid of big ideas, which thanks to her organizational tendencies, are filed by color, in alphabetical order. But organized and driven does not mean uptight: have a glass of wine with Kirsten, and she’ll sweep you off your feet before you have the chance to say, “Cheers!”
“There’s nothing quite like opening a hotel. I’ll never forget working on the pre-opening team of Montelucia in Scottsdale, Arizona (now Omni Scottsdale). The energy was palpable.”
“I’m obsessed with sunshine. I love to go anywhere with great food and plenty of beaches to explore. But really, I’ll stop at nothing for good food.”
“I was one of those people. You know, the type who has always known what they wanted to do. When I was 12, I read an article in Vogue about the life and work of a much-loved publicist in New York. And that’s when I knew I wanted to work in PR.”
“I moved several times as a child. It made me adaptable and pretty good at making friends. I’m an open book. Seriously. Ask me anything.”