Meeting/Event Information

Live Webinar: Work Hard; Hustle Harder


When: Wed., Mar. 10, 2021; 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Virtual Webinar


Registration for Chicago chapter members is FREE.
Registration for non-members is $10 (proceeds will support the Young Professionals Network).

Not able to attend the live virtual webinar? Register for the event, and we’ll send a link to the recording after the live event.


Whether you are building and owning your personal brand or looking to cash in on your extracurricular passions, join us for a spirited discussion on how to hustle your way through 2021.


Tiffany Briggs Low
Director of Corporate Communications | Sony Music Entertainment

Tiffany is Director of Corporate Communications at Sony Music Entertainment leading external and internal strategic communications for the company’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Social Impact initiatives. She is a performance-driven global communications professional with a decade of experience in planning and implementing strategic communications programs for global brands and companies including McDonald’s Corporation, Ketchum and Hill+Knowlton Strategies. 

Briggs Low is also the PR Chief for Michael Lavelle Wines, her family-owned premium wine brand founded to fill the void of accessible, fresh craftsmanship for diverse consumers seeking authenticity and high quality wine.

Joshua Kauffman, APR
Chief Executive Officer | KraftComm Consulting Group

Josh Kauffman is Chief Executive Officer at KraftComm Consulting Group, a midsized communications, marketing and change management firm, and Digital Transformation Leader at Abbott Labs. Josh has led global communications (external and internal), transformation and change management for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits, and programs across industries for more than 12 years. Kauffman has extensive experience in the information technology, cybersecurity, big data, artificial intelligence, healthcare, medical devices, transportation/logistics, government, insurance, startups, energy and entertainment industries. A hands-on leader, he served as senior transformation and communications consultant for Alliant Energy, Johnson Controls and State Farm.

Nicole Marie Pittmon
Managing Director | Culture Loupe

Marketing maven Nicole Marie Pittmon is responsible for many of the industry’s highly visible and successful activations. For nearly two decades, she’s demonstrated strength, creativity, and a savvy business acumen in achieving client business goals large and small. Nicole is a natural brand advocate, diplomat, and master communicator. Brand experiences include: BET networks, Chicago Public Schools, Google, Huggies, political campaigns, and the Obama Foundation.

Rachel Gillman Rischall
Founder | Three PR

Rachel is a highly connected PR professional with more than 15 years of agency and client-side experience, ranging from startup concepts to global brands. Previously, she worked as the Director of Marketing & Communications for Hogsalt Hospitality, managing PR and brand initiatives for more than a dozen nationally acclaimed restaurants. She also worked for Olson Engage as the Director of Media Relations, leading media strategy and outreach, leveraging her expertise and network on behalf of the agency’s client roster and providing counsel to top-tier consumer brands. Rachel contributed to the corporate communications team at Leo Burnett after launching her career at Burson-Marsteller with a focus on iconic food and beverage brands.


Kirk Hawkins
Acquisitions, Sales & Investor Relations | NELA Development

Meet Kirk Hawkins. Before making his transition to real estate, Hawkins worked as an award-winning news anchor, reporter, and correspondent for ABC News, NBC News, KCBS/KCAL and most recently, KTLA, where you can still find him on the air today. Over the course of his career, he has appeared in feature films and television shows playing himself. He has also covered hurricanes, wildfires, and notable entertainment milestones, including the death of Michael Jackson. Hawkins has been recognized by the L.A. Press Club for his breaking news reporting, and his feature story about a wayward marmot earned him an Edward R. Murrow award.

Helping viewers understand complex issues was Hawkins’ focus as a journalist, and he leverages that same skill as he facilitates the real estate process for his clients. Just as he protects the privacy of his sources, he maintains strict confidentiality standards for his client. Trust, integrity, energy, and patience are hallmarks of his work ethic as he tirelessly investigates and researches opportunities for prospective buyers and sellers.

Questions? Please send an email to the Programming committee at [email protected].

Program Details


$0.00 Chicago Chapter Member: FREE

$10.00 Non-member: $10 (Proceeds will support the Young Professionals Network)

All ticket sales are final. Substitutions may be made at any time.

March 10, 2021
5:30 PM CST - 6:30 PM CST

Live Webinar