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Adrienne Eckert Petersen

BA 2000, Brian Lamb School of Communication

CEO, Skirt PR, Chicago, IL

A graduate of Purdue University with a B.A. in communications with a public relations concentration and minor in English, Adrienne Eckert Petersen originally began her public relations career in New York City. After roles at several esteemed agencies, she launched Skirt PR at age 25. Skirt PR is a Chicago-based boutique public relations, social media and event management agency that creates and cultivates brand awareness.  Skirt has represented a variety of notable brands such as Birchbox, Rent the Runway, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Warby Parker, and Conde Nast Publications, to name a few. Now as the CEO, Adrienne oversees the growth and management of the agency and brand. In addition to her career, Adrienne is a loving mother to two small children and a wife to one tall, child-like husband. She also serves on numerous charitable boards.