Nancy Chartrand

Nancy Chartrand

After successfully managing a robust portfolio of clients for the last 16 years, Nancy Chartrand brings her extensive experience of operating and owning a public relations firm to the Parson + Associates team. She has amassed experience in both the private and non-profit sectors in a variety of roles, and worked with clients such as: Union Station, Medical Missions Foundation, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Broadway Across America, Weight Watchers, Theater League, and Science City.

A strong foundation in journalism, passion for media relations, and expertise in branding equips Nancy to have the unique ability to craft stories that resonate with people. Not only does she enjoy a compelling story, she has the skill to create messaging that is meaningful, measurable and motivational. Above all else, she places a priority on relationship development and management to be an effective public relations practitioner.

Nancy has a bachelor of science degree in journalism and mass communications from Kansas State University.

Organizations

  • Medical Missions Foundation
  • Chartrand Family Foundation
  • Charlie’s House
  • Christian Okoye Foundation

Organization Leadership Roles

  • Mission Team Blogger Guatemala, Romania and Uganda (Fall 2019), Medical Missions Foundation
  • Vice President, Chartrand Family Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Charlie’s House
  • Volunteer, Christian Okoye Foundation

Fields of Work Experience

Private Sector

  • Besa PR
  • Weight Watchers International, Regional Manager of PR
  • Commerce Bank, Commercial Marketing/PR Manager

Public

  • Peace Corps, Public Affairs Specialist

Non-Profit Sector

  • Project NeighborHOOD, Communications Director
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Director of Special Events

Fun Stuff

  • Five simple pleasures you can’t do without, barring the essentials?
    80’s music (Yes, I remember when MTV played music videos.)
    My baby pillow (Think a cute little travel pillow.)
    Coke Zero (No, I don’t drink coffee, and yes, I know that’s weird.)
    Oversized coffee mugs (Makes no sense, right?)
    Really good sheets (This may actually be necessity.)
  • I’m legitimately bad at…
    Penmanship – after a lifetime of writing on the computer my handwriting resembles that of a serial killer.
  • I nerd out on…?
    Local news coverage – it’s the journalism major in me!
Nancy Chartrand headshot

Contact Parson + Associates

Interested in working with public relations professionals like Nancy? Contact P+A in Downtown Kansas City today at (816) 216-6571.