Mandy Polacek is a seasoned marketing and communications professional with expertise in strategic planning, client relationship management, and media relations. She graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and has since gained experience working with various media organizations and consulting firms. She is currently a Market Impact Consultant at Forrester, where she builds trusted relationships with clients to develop strategic roadmaps for success. Throughout her career, Mandy has worked with organizations like Talestry, Midwest Communications, Inc., Cumulus Media, and LaSalle County Broadcasting. She has also volunteered in various leadership roles in her college days at the Pride at ISU organization and Illinois State University's Public Relations Department. Mandy's passion for communication is evident in her work, and her skills in listening to clients' needs and developing effective strategies have earned her a reputation as a trusted advisor among her peers.