We are a team of tenacious media relations specialists, strategic account managers and innovative thinkers. Our team brings experience from category leaders and true disruptors, from AOL to Digitas and Dentsu.
CEO & FOUNDER
Kite Hill is led by founder and CEO Tiffany Guarnaccia. Recognized as one of PR News' Women to Watch in public relations and one of DMN’s Marketing Hall of Femme honorees, Tiffany has a passion for communications. She is also the founder of Communications Week, the first industry week dedicated to serving those in, and interested in, the PR, media and communications industry. Previously, Tiffany was the head of communications for The Huffington Post. Earlier in her career, Tiffany held in-house positions at eMusic and LimeWire, as spokesperson during the historic Arista Records v. LimeWire case. She started her career as a publicist for numerous online ad companies.
Rachel Hadley joined Kite Hill PR as President in January 2019. In her role, she oversees all people management and the execution of the business plan, including finance and operations. Prior to joining Kite Hill, Hadley ran a social media marketing agency called Likeable Media. In her new role, she is adding social media strategy and execution to the umbrella of offerings Kite Hill currently provides, including traditional public relations, content studio and events management.
Hadley has more than 18 years of experience working both corporate and agency. She began her career at Weber Shandwick Worldwide in Atlanta before heading communications for Cinnabon. She has an undergraduate degree in public relations from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and a master’s degree in mass communication with a concentration in public relations from the University of Georgia, A Louisiana native, she is a fierce Cajun cook and passionate about musical theater. Hadley serves on the Associate Board for Rosie’s Theater Kids.
A media expert in ad tech, Gina Preoteasa is a seasoned public relations professional with over 10 years of industry experience working at small agencies where she has taken the reins on managing the profiles of companies of all sizes. She is enthusiastic about media relations and engaging with the press about hot topics and key industry trends that allow organizations and industry leaders to form their voices and stand out. Armed with this passion, Gina has guided companies out of obscurity and through launches, rebrands and acquisitions. At Kite Hill, Gina manages client accounts and develops PR campaigns to drive sales and bolster bottom lines.
SENIOR ACCOUNT director & head of kite hill experiences
Dana Casalino has taken on multiple roles within various organizations including Horn Group Communications. To pursue her passion for PR in New York City, Dana joined the digital media team at Universal Display & Design, a global manufacturing company in NYC early in her career. After UDD, she held a position at the digital communications agency, Horn Group Communications. During that time, she worked with various ad tech clients including Rubicon Project and Tealium.
SENIOR ACCOUNT director
In her 8 years of experience as a communications professional, Emma Wolfe has harnessed her ability to think critically about clients’ pains and objectives and strategically led them toward business success. Working with clients in industries such as high tech, media, ad tech and consumer, she understands how to implement fully integrated communications programs. Prior to joining Kite Hill, Emma led the Media & Innovation team at ASTRSK. She began her PR career in San Francisco working at Eastwick and was part of the team that opened the company’s New York office prior to being acquired by Hotwire Communications in 2016.
UK ACCOUNT director
With over 13 years of experience in global marcomms and PR, Yogi Patel has spent the majority of that time with B2B technology organizations, both in-house and agency side, working at Sophos, Deloitte and a number of tech startups. She has experience in strategic marketing communications, media relations, project and event management.