Meet Our Staff

Marci Sepulveda
Publisher | Email

As co-founder and managing partner of Agent Publishing, Marci Sepulveda oversees day-to-day-operations, as well as the company’s product development and growth strategy. A veteran of the real estate industry, Ms. Sepulveda is a recognized expert in real estate training, sales and marketing management with experience working with developers, brokerages and agents. With Agent Publishing she brings her market expertise to the media side of the industry. Prior to launching Agent publishing, Ms. Sepulveda founded Circle Development, a condominium conversion firm and worked with various major marketing, development and brokerage companies in strategic development and training.

 

 

 

Anne Hartnett
Publisher | Email

As managing partner of Agent Publishing, Anne Hartnett is responsible for the company’s strategic direction, corporate alliances and marketing efforts. Prior to being a co-founder of Agent Publishing in 2003, Anne successfully founded and grew Luxe Marketing Communications LLC, where she developed marketing and advertising solutions for such leading companies as Hyatt Hotels, U.S. Cellular, Coldwell Banker and several real estate developers. Anne has been a guest speaker at the magazine publishing seminars Folio Magazine’s Folio Show and Folio’s Entrepreneurial Summit. An amateur cook and gardener, Anne likes to vacation on the slopes.

 

 

 

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Senior Managing Editor | Email

Though Meg White initially moved to Chicago to earn her master’s in journalism in 2007, her roots in the region reach back two generations. As the former managing editor for REALTOR® Magazine, she’s focused on serving up content that exceeds the expectations of agents and brokers across the country. Now a proud homeowner in the Albany Park neighborhood, Meg spends her spare time writing, brewing beer, playing bass, and making a mess in the kitchen. You can follow her on Twitter at @ladyinabox.

 

 

 

Kit McFarland
Art Director | Email

A graduate of Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, Kit studied fine arts and graphic design, and she interned with both The Bridge Journal and The Beverly Arts Center of Chicago. As Agent Publishing’s senior graphic designer, Kit primarily works as the designer of Chicago Agent magazine, and also oversees the company’s custom publications and marketing efforts, which can involve anything from photo retouching to designing brochures. A lifelong Chicagoan, Kit enjoys traveling, taking road trips and Instagraming.

 

 

 

Michael Dennis
Senior Marketing Manager | Email

Michael Dennis graduated in 2007 from the University of Central Florida with a degree Business Administration before getting into the advertising game. Since 2010 Michael has been a writer, producer, host and performer in the Chicago scene and he has worked for such brands as Major League Baseball and Jim Beam. As the Senior Marketing Manager Michael’s responsible for building and maintaining the Agent Publishing’s digital presence and strives to innovate new ways to connect with audiences nationwide. In his spare time Michael loves watching Cincinnati Reds baseball, playing with his dog Bruce and annoying his wife Jenni.

 

 

 

Andrew Morrell
Editor | Email

Born and raised in St. Louis, Andrew moved to Chicago to attend DePaul University where he earned a degree in journalism. He served as the arts and lifestyle editor of DePaul’s student newspaper before working as a digital editor for the Chicago Sun-Times and then the Chicago Tribune. Andrew honed his real estate and business writing skills at a marketing firm for nearly three years before joining Agent Publishing. He currently covers the Chicago, Miami and Boston housing markets. When he’s not working, Andrew enjoys biking around the city (weather permitting), attending concerts and fostering cats for two local animal shelters.

 

 

 

Scott Klocksin
Editor | Email

Scott Klocksin’s journalism experience has focused heavily on covering real estate. A graduate of Hunter College and the Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in New York, Scott has written for a variety of real estate publications including Bisnow, Curbed and The Real Deal. Scott is a proud native of the Chicago area and has had a lifelong interest in urban planning, architecture, shifting demographics and everything that makes cities run. His favorite city—hands down—is Chicago, though nearly a decade in New York left him with a soft spot for the place, if a bit tired of arguments about which city’s pizza or skyscrapers are better.

 

 

 

 

KimJ-2013-166-retouched-1Kim Jarosz
Special Features Director | Email

Kim Alessi graduated from Marquette University with a degree in advertising, and gained valuable marketing – as well as real estate – experience from her first job as an office manager and marketing coordinator for a start-up real estate company. As the Special Features Director at Agent Publishing, Kim manages each cities annual Who’s Who in Residential Real Estate feature. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her family and friends, and playing with her rescue dog, Mavis.

 

 

 

Jodi Schallman - PhotographerJodi Schallman
Photographer

Jodi Schallman has been photographing events for Chicago Agent since the magazine’s inception in 2003. Her background stems from corporate marketing, photography and graphics. Jodi moved to New York where she worked for a photography and print company, and then returned home to Chicago to pursue her interest in real estate and interior design. In addition to working with the magazine, Jodi has been freelancing as photographer and marketing person for developers, mortgage companies, agents and anyone who needs her assistance.

 

 

 

Dan Machnik, PhotographerDan Machnik
Photographer

Dan Machnik photographed Chicago Agent’s first cover in 2003, and he has been working with the magazine ever since. In addition to covers, Dan also tackles Who’s Who features and some My Styles as well. A seasoned photographer, Dan specializes in shooting people on location. For Chicago Agent, Dan and the magazine work to create the publication’s visual appeal. Outside of work, Dan takes great pleasure in watching his daughter grow up.

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