MEET OUR TEAM

3Points Communications is a boutique PR and communications firm based in Chicago. 3Points’ tight, hand-picked team assists a variety of client types in financial services, technology, and HR & wellness industries. We’re passionate about crafting compelling messages, and have taken our name from the “rule of three,” a principle that stresses simplicity as a key component of effective communication.

Amy Fitzenrider Publicist
Lorna Kiewert Account Partner
Megan Lane Publicist
Chuck Mackie Content and Business Development
Drew Mauck Principal
Katie O'Shea Analyst
Taylar Ramsey Account Partner
Will Ruben Account Partner
Sam Svoboda Content Strategist

Amy Fitzenrider
Publicist

        

Amy assists 3Points clients with earned and social media around key initiatives, offering nearly 20 years of public relations and integrated marketing experience with a primary focus in the business-to-business, technology, education and healthcare sectors. Amy specializes in the areas of brand positioning, core message development, media relations, strategic planning for and leveraging social media, issues preparedness and internal communications.

With a balance of boutique and large agency experience, Amy has a passion for developing strategic communications programs for businesses of any size. She launched her own consultancy in fall 2008, working with a variety of local and national clients to build measurable campaigns. Previously, Amy was vice president of an integrated marketing communications firm with creative/advertising, media planning & investment, web design & development and public relations capabilities. She has also served as a senior media relations specialist at Golin/Harris, and prior to that co-managed the Chicago office of a tech-focused, boutique public relations agency.

Amy is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Journalism, now part of The Media School, with a concentration in business and a minor in Spanish. She currently lives in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago with her husband and two daughters.

Lorna Kiewert
Account Partner

        

Lorna Kiewert joined 3Points Communications in 2012, bringing a wealth of trading and technology knowledge to our clients. Lorna pitches clients to general business and trade media, deepening relationships with influential journalists. Dedicated and detail oriented, she is also responsible for managing market commentary programs and developing social media strategies. Lorna is passionate about creating opportunities to share our clients??? expertise and present them as the premier thought-leaders in a crowded marketplace.

Prior to her role at 3Points, Lorna served as an account manager for ELX Futures. She was heavily involved with customers, from the onboarding process to daily communications with key accounts. She also assisted with business development ??? a talent she continues to use today as she helps 3Points grow.

Lorna is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a member of Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD). She spends her off-hours exploring the city of Chicago and its many neighborhoods, restaurants and attractions. Lorna is also a regular at her gym, always setting new personal training goals.

Megan Lane
Publicist

        

Megan Lane heads up our local media and tech presence in Chicago. With 10 years of experience, she has deep relationships with Chicago media outlets and has secured client placements in nearly all Chicago media outlets, including broadcast, print and online.

Megan assists 3Points with media outreach as well as social media strategy and execution. Along with her B2B background, Megan has extensive experience in consumer public relations and has the ability to work efficiently with clients in all capacities throughout a wide range of industries: Travel/Tourism, Food, Restaurants, Beauty, Health/Fitness, Tech, Consumer Packaged Goods and Marketing. Client highlights include: A Baker???s Tale, Batter Blaster, Meatheads, Madhava Natural Sweeteners, FlatTop Grill, Chicago Marathon (Chicago Event Management), Chicago Match Cup, Gold Bond, The Skin Wellness Center of Chicago, Pure Michigan, Artkive, TPN, TickIt Trading Systems and Trading Technologies.

Megan started her public relations career in Edelman???s consumer division working with national food companies. She received a B.A. in Strategic Communications and a Business Certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Megan lives in Lincoln Park with her husband, twins, golden retriever and cat.

Chuck Mackie
Content and Business Development

        

Chuck has a multi-decade record of experience with some of the most successful and innovative companies in financial services and trading. He joined 3Points in 2016, where he advises and guides clients??? strategic initiatives and thought leadership in market development, positioning, and business development for financial services with an emphasis on content creation and messaging.

Chuck???s career began on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade, and he has worked for some of the top brands in trading including the CME Group (Ticker: CME), Trading Technologies, and ICE (Ticker: ICE), which he joined in 2002 to spearhead the introduction of the very first listed OTC clearing products. Chuck joined Maven Wave Partners in 2010 to lead business development efforts for the financial services practice of the three-time Crain???s ???Fast Fifty??? winner.

Chuck has a BA in Economics and Humanities from Coe College and a MBA in Marketing and Organizational Behavior from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He is the co-chair of ALTSO Rocktoberfest Chicago, an annual rock-and-roll event that benefits children in the developing world that have limb disabilities, and he is a member of the FIA Expo Steering Committee. A devoted lover of music, he has an annual subscription to the CSO and can frequently be found at clubs and concert halls throughout the city when he???s not taking songwriting or bass guitar classes at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

Drew Mauck
Principal

        

As the founder and principal of 3Points Communications, Drew Mauck leads the strategic communications efforts for the agency and empowers our talented staff to continually deliver excellent service. With nearly 15 years of media relations and corporate branding expertise, he is passionate about crafting clear and compelling messages that turn talk into action. He has earned coverage for his clients in some of the world???s most recognizable media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron???s, CNBC, Bloomberg, Financial Times, and Institutional Investor.

Drew began his career at Strategics, Inc., a boutique PR firm focused on financial services and trading. During his time at the agency, he executed media relations campaigns for industry heavyweights, including UBS, optionsXpress and LIFFE (now a IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc. company) and Trading Technologies International. An early proponent of social media, Drew spearheaded the tradeMONSTER tradeSHARE functionality, offering retail traders a groundbreaking way to stay connected on Twitter without ever leaving the platform. He has also been instrumental in creating taglines and guiding media buying strategy for such groups as HTG Capital Partners, tradeMONSTER and the IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc.

Since launching 3Points, Drew has brought his energy and media savvy to clients across a spectrum of industries, including HR and benefits. He has also participated and led panels on social media, communications and business innovation for the Futures Industry Association, Security Traders Association of Chicago, and John J. Lothian & Company, Inc. His relentless focus on delivering results is equally tied to his passion for integrity in business. In a world where there is so much noise and very little substance, 3Points promotes thoughtful, customer-centered organizations that solve problems. The end result: credible, expert sources that become more visible and trusted among key audiences, outshining their competition.

Drew is a graduate of Knox College. When he???s not at work, he can be found shooting hoops, gardening or pushing a jogging stroller along Chicago???s lakefront.

Katie O'Shea
Analyst

        

Katie joined 3Points in April 2016. As the team???s analyst, she creates client news briefs, assists with blog and social media content development, and develops the office infrastructure to help ensure employee success.

Prior to joining 3Points, Katie served as a marketing analyst at Springleaf Financial Services, where she created blog articles, ad copy, and other copy to be used across the company???s websites. Her primary responsibilities included maintaining the online listings for the company???s 827 branch addresses and communicating with branch managers to write local event stories, which aimed to increase foot traffic to branches and build a relationship between the brick-and-mortar and digital operations.

Katie graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in English and a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. During and after college, Katie served in various roles in arts organizations, including president of Southside Scribblers, a student-run organization teaching creative writing in elementary schools near the university campus, and intern at the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust and Snow City Arts. Most of Katie???s hobbies involve pens and pencils ??? she enjoys drawing, writing, and solving crossword puzzles ??? but she also loves a good adventure around the city.

Taylar Ramsey
Account Partner

        

Taylar joined 3Points Communications in March of 2016. She has a background in marketing, public relations and advertising, particularly within the HR and wellness areas. With a knack for adding creative flair to her work, Taylar brings a range of marketing communications skills, social media efforts and creative writing to our clients.

Prior to joining 3Points, Taylar served as Marketing Manager for Human Capital Media, the largest integrated media company serving the human capital, management and workforce-development industries. She spearheaded multiple overlapping print and online campaigns, facilitating all promotional efforts for events, awards programs and miscellaneous in-house developments ??? all directly impacting the company???s bottom line.

Taylar graduated from the University of Cincinnati where she majored in Communication and Public Relations, and she is currently pursuing graduate studies in Merchandising. In her spare time, Taylar enjoys making jewelry, FaceTiming her nephews in Cincinnati and exploring the many restaurants, antique shops and landmarks of Chicago. Taylar currently resides in Logan Square.

Will Ruben
Account Partner

        

William Ruben joined 3Points in 2016. His vast knowledge of social media, content management and digital marketing, as well as his experience in B2B and B2C marketing, gives him the ability to tackle a wide variety of client objectives. Will operates within our Trading and Technology practice, and brings a fresh perspective and driven work ethic to the team.

Prior to his role at 3Points, Will served as a senior account manager for Milestone Internet Marketing, where he worked with several clients and focused heavily on social media projects. He has extensive social media experience in the financial markets sector, including serving as associate director of social media marketing at Bantix Technologies, a provider of option pricing and analysis tool QuikStrike.

Will is a graduate of Marquette University and is an active member of the Marquette Alumni Chicago Club volunteer group. In his free time, Will enjoys working out, playing sports, checking out new restaurants in the city and spending time with his friends and family.

Sam Svoboda
Content Strategist

        

Sam joined 3Points in February 2014. As content strategist, he helps 3Points??? clients develop owned media strategies and then turn those strategies into clear and compelling content. Along with providing copy writing and editing, he also manages multimedia, PPC and SEO projects, as well as analytics.

Sam attended Stanford University, where he majored in Urban Studies and a minored in History. He spent four years writing and editing for the Stanford Daily, and then took a year-long position as the paper???s Advertising Manager upon graduating. Since then, he has worked in the Communications departments for Chicago???s Metropolitan Planning Council and the Chicago Fire Soccer Club, and spent half a year working and traveling through Australia.

A Chicago native, Sam enjoys playing crazy foreign sports ??? he co-founded Stanford???s hurling team in college, and now plays with the Chicago Swans Australian football club. He also serves on the junior board for the Pat Tillman Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to providing educational scholarships for military veterans and spouses.