Tina-Marie Adams

Managing Director, Chicago
APCO Worldwide
Tina-Marie started her career as a journalist with the Chicago Tribune and Gannett Newspapers. For more than 20 years, she has applied a reporter’s curiosity and questioning to her communications strategy for Fortune 500 companies, associations and non-profits. Tina-Marie has counseled dozens of top executives including CEOs, governors, commissioners and presidents of organizations on key business, crisis and organizational issues. Her love for innovation has included developing corporate reputation, crisis, labor relations, media and community relations models. Tina-Marie was inducted into the inaugural PRWeek PR Champions Hall of Fame in 2016 and has served on the board of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, as chair of Northwestern University’s Council of 100 and as board secretary of the National Association of Child Care R&R Agencies. Tina-Marie is a summa cum laude undergraduate of Butler University and Medill School graduate of Northwestern University. What she is most proud of is being a mother to five children who pursue and continue to explore their passions.