Among company heads in the entrepreneurial and franchise focused PR realm, Jamie Izaks possesses a combination of credentials rarely found in others. His professional experience spans nearly 15 years, including executive level management at the leading national public relations agency serving the franchise industry prior to launching All Points. Previously, Jamie was the public relations manager for Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels Corporation, working at the company's global headquarters. Earlier in his career, he earned his stripes in the news industry as an anchor, reporter and producer at various NBC, ABC, FOX and FOX SportsNet network affiliates throughout the United States.
Jamie is a seasoned publicist, writer, presenter and public speaker, having made speeches to rooms filled with hundreds of entrepreneurs as well as in small panel and roundtable settings. His work has resulted in countless national and local stories, as well as creative social media campaigns, that have consistently driven business results beyond expectation. This high level of achievement has earned Jamie respect among industry peers and afforded him the opportunity to successfully pursue new business development.
Dating back to his days as a teenager, working in the media industry has always been a professional pursuit. Jamie parlayed that passion into a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from the esteemed Ernie Pyle School of Journalism at Indiana University. He went on to work as a journalist in several U.S. markets, including Chicago as a television anchor, reporter and producer. Eager to learn more about the forces driving industry in America, Jamie pursued post-graduate studies and earned his M.B.A. from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Jamie launched All Points Public Relations in September 2011 to realize his entrepreneurial dream – and to advance the dreams of other entrepreneurially spirited individuals and companies.
Creative and confident, Lauren is all too humble about her savvy business sense. Her foresight keeps All Points focused on the future, helping plan company growth and client acquisition.
When it comes to motivating people, nobody does it better. She's kind, thoughtful yet able to get her point across in a way that her peers and employees respect.
She earned a post-graduate degree from world-renowned Northwestern University, conducting her studies in the acclaimed communications sciences and disorders program.
Lauren honed her skill set as an educator in Chicago's Public Schools as well as at one the city's most prominent private schools. She continues to help educate Chicago's youth through her active participation as both a buddy and Associate Board member of Open Books, a non-profit social venture to promote literacy. Lauren also volunteers regularly at her children's school.
Lauren is married to Jamie and together they have two children.
Jason's diverse professional and educational background in communications serves as a solid foundation for his role at All Points PR. He is a persistent go-getter, who loves tackling new challenges.
He earned a bachelor of Fine Arts degree in speech communications with an emphasis in public relations from Valdosta State University in South Georgia. During his time in school, Jason gained valuable experience through public relations internships with Georgia's Public Health System and the Valdosta Chamber of Commerce.
Eager to exceed client expectations through results that surpass defined goals, Jason is a true team player who is a natural when it comes to communicating with the press.
In his spare time, Jason coaches a youth travel baseball team, enjoys fishing and southern home-style food.
A born communicator, Rosie has a deep understanding of how to create and implement effective integrated marketing strategies.
In her most recent position with a Chicago-based marketing agency, Rosie assisted in the development and execution of highly evolved, strategic PR campaigns for major consumer product and business-to-business brands. Her experience includes securing publicity locally, regionally and nationally, across all media types through a variety of tactics, including: press release writing, coordinating satellite media tours, and multimedia news releases. Previously, Rosie consulted for a boutique Chicago PR agency.
A graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Rosie earned her Bachelor's degree in English. While in college, Rosie was the captain of the UIC Women's Cross Country and Track and Field teams, competing against some of the nation's top Division I athletes. When she wasn't running, she spent her collegiate years writing for the school newspaper and tutoring in the University's writing center. Today, she enjoys spending her spare time reading, cooking, gardening and sailing.
Driven and ambitious, Rosie is focused on helping clients grow their brands and supporting All Points PR's expansion.
Sarah's early professional experience has created a solid foundation for her growth within the marketing communications field. This along with her determination, outgoing personality and ability to work in a fast-paced environment make her a valued member of the All Points Public Relations team.
Prior to joining All Points PR, Sarah worked at a small public relations firm in Chicago with a focus in consumer media relations. Her responsibilities included drafting press materials, contacting media, overseeing events, and representing clients via social media. Sarah's creativity and thorough understanding of how to effectively use social media have given way to several successful social media campaigns. Plus, she has a track record of securing top notch publicity results for her clients, including placements with ABC 7 Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Crain's Chicago Business, and RedEye Chicago, among others.
Sarah graduated with honors from Loyola University of Chicago with a B.A. in Communication Studies. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys playing tennis, running by the lakefront and searching for the best tiramisu in Chicago.
Bob has taken an intriguing path to the world of public relations and comes to All Points with a variety of experiences that influence the care and precision he brings to clients.
He earned a B.A. in English and Philosophy while discerning the Catholic priesthood in a seminary for more than two years. Additionally, he published a weekly religious newsletter and produced a radio segment for a Gospel radio station in Milwaukee, his hometown.
When Bob met his now-wife, he pivoted from preparing for the pulpit to studying media. He was accepted into the Medill School of Journalism's Graduate Program at Northwestern University. There, Bob honed his reporting and writing skills, freelancing for local papers and websites, as well as national publications including The Miami Herald, Military Times and Defense News. A six-month stint in Washington D.C. opened Bob's eyes to the wide world of political reporting and communications. He worked as a digital journalist on a national security reporting initiative alongside Washington Post web producers and fellow Medill alum before returning to the Second City to start a career.
In Chicago, Bob has worked as a researcher and writer for a hospital trade publication, and has freelanced for All Points PR since January 2012. He officially joined the All Points team in August 2012 and is jumping headfirst into the PR world, embracing the experience with a team of dedicated professionals at All Points who realize the conversation always begins with a compelling storyline.
In his free time, Bob writes songs and runs marathons. He's also a happy newlywed.