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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.
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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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Blake Boldt relocated to Chicago after spending 10 years in Nashville, where he served as a writer and editor for a variety of industries, including healthcare, transportation and technology. He also covered the music business, profiling popular entertainers such as Celine Dion and Tony Bennett. As managing editor of Agent Publishing, Blake oversees editorial content for both print and online publications and manages a team of editors and writers. Outside of work, Blake enjoys reading, playing tennis, attending live music events and winning at pub trivia.
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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.
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Rincey Abraham graduated from Marquette University with a degree in journalism. After working at a small marketing company and doing some business writing, Rincey joined the Chicago Agent team. She writes and edits pieces for the print publication and also handles the content and social media for Houston Agent and Atlanta Agent. In her free time, Rincey spends her days reading the latest book releases and wandering the streets of Chicago looking for the best eats.
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Joe Ward joined Agent Publishing as an editor in March 2017. A lifelong Chicago resident, Joe came to the Chicago Agent team from DNAinfo Chicago, where he was a breaking news reporter specializing in crime. Much of Joe’s professional experience is in news reporting, particularly on policing and local government. As an editor, Joe primarily handles the content on Boston Agent and Miami Agent. In his spare time, Joe enjoys listening to music and is an avid reader of political news and longform journalism.
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Steven Logan graduated from DePaul University, where he studied Digital Media & Television Production, and then worked as an administrative assistant before joining Agent Publishing in 2017. As the Assistant to the Publishers, Steven coordinates with advertisers, manages schedules, and represents the magazine in communication with clients. Outside of work, he spends his time producing video content, drinking iced coffee, and watching Rihanna’s Snapchat story.
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After studying English and graphic design at Elmhurst College, Kate was a freelance designer before joining Agent Publishing in 2015. Splitting her time between the company’s Realtor clients and the magazine, Kate tackles everything from designing custom email campaigns to retouching photos. In her free time, Kate enjoys photography, wandering art galleries, and cheering for all Chicago sports teams.
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Kim Jarosz 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 assistant to the publishers at Chicago Agent, Kim handles everything from managing advertising eblasts and coordinating with advertisers to helping organize and process the magazine’s client database. She provides support for the publishers and represents them at events and in communication with clients, as well. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her family and friends.
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 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.