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.
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 Instagramming.
Will Mendelson · Editor | Email
Though Will Mendelson has lived and worked in Los Angeles, Denver and New York City, he’s a native Chicagoan who grew up in the North Shore and is proud to call the city his home. Before joining Chicago Agent, he spent years as an entertainment journalist at Esquire, the Chicago Tribune and Us Weekly. Will spends his free time working out, practicing yoga and curling up with a good book. A Wicker Park resident, Will finds there are never any shortages of cool record shops, restaurants, bookstores and bars to check out. You can reach him directly at email@example.com, or follow him on Instagram and Twitter at @williemendelson.
Kerrie Kennedy · Editor | Email
After launching her journalism career at an English-language city magazine in Paris, Kerrie Kennedy wrote extensively about real estate for the Chicago Free Press and the Chicago Tribune. She is the former editor-in-chief of ART + DESIGN magazine in New Orleans and Sheridan Road magazine, where she won two Peter Lisagor Awards for outstanding journalism. She is a single mother of two children, both in college, and owns and manages an apartment building in Bucktown.
Timothy Inklebarger · Editor | Email
Timothy is an award-winning journalist who has worked for the Associated Press, Crain Communications and Chicago Journal, to name a few. He’s freelanced for publications such as American Libraries Magazine, Consumers Digest and ChooseChicago.com. He’s covered real estate news in and around Chicago for more than a decade. He attended Texas State University, where he earned a bachelor of art in print journalism. He also is an illustrator whose work can be found in shops and galleries around the city. He enjoys reading, visiting museums and attending concerts. Read posts from Timothy here.
Samantha Siegel · Account Executive | Email
Born and raised in Chicago, Sami has always had a love for the fast-paced metropolitan environment. Prior to joining Agent Publishing as their sales executive focusing on the Atlanta and Miami markets, Sami held various positions at Guaranteed Rate, from business development to marketing. Always intrigued by real estate, she brings industry knowledge and leadership skills proving to always get the deal done. In her spare time, Sami enjoys reading, podcasts and trying new restaurants. Feel free to get in touch with her via email or on Instagram @_sami1126_.
Art Kacprzak · Marketing Coordinator | Email
Upon graduating college, Art returned to Chicago after four years in Phoenix and started his career in the hospitality industry. After a few years in a sales role, he transitioned into the world of real estate with the focus in marketing. Art currently works as a marketing coordinator for Agent Publishing. In his free time he enjoys traveling, outdoor activities and spending time with his dog.
Jack Renfree · Digital Media Analyst | Email
A native of the Chicagoland area, Jack left for Ohio to study creative writing and media and culture at Miami University. Now back in his home state, he worked as an intern for Chicago Agent magazine for several months before being hired full-time as Agent Publishing’s digital media analyst. When he’s not working, Jack can be found painting, running, reading or writing.
Libby White · Jr. Designer | Email
Starting her college career at the University of Illinois, Libby White soon realized she had a passion for design and transferred to Columbia College Chicago. There she studied graphic design and advertising. Graduating from college in three years helped prepare her for working in such a fast-paced industry. As a junior designer for Agent Publishing, Libby works on an array of design tasks, while focusing on the company’s special marketing projects. When she’s not working, Libby enjoys traveling abroad, listening to music and taking photos — especially of her goldendoodle, Fish.
Kim 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 · 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 · 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.