Charisse Barnachea, 

Senior Account Executive

Charisse believes in the power of “vuja de” (reverse of déjà vu) — the ability to to view everything with a fresh vision and to shift thinking in order to innovate. This, combined with her positive can-do attitude, has helped her deliver impactful results for PR clients - big and small - across multiple industries. She has secured placements in local, regional and national outlets including The Today Show, FOX & Friends, Entrepreneur, U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo! News, ZAGAT, Chicago Tribune, Chicago magazine, and many more. 


She graduated from Bradley University with a B.A. in Communications (with an emphasis on Public Relations). Before joining Mekky Media Relations, Charisse worked at two boutique PR firms in Chicago, where she honed her skills in strategic communications, brand positioning, account management, client/influencer relations, and content creation. She also worked for Yelp, where she played an instrumental role in building the Chicago North Shore brand through events, business partnerships, community relations, and social media marketing.