Yvonne Hanak, a 22-year veteran of KEF Media, has been named CEO of KEF Media, the Atlanta-based video, audio, and digital production company serving public relations professionals across the U.S.
Kevin Foley, who founded the firm in Chicago 37 years ago, is stepping down from the role but will assist Hanak as she takes on her new responsibilities.
“Yvonne joined us as a freelance production assistant and has distinguished herself at every level of her professional development,” Foley said. “Her commitment to meeting and exceeding client expectations while guiding our team made this promotion an easy decision.”
Hanak most recently served as co-president as the company shifted to remote working due to COVID.
“Along with our Atlanta-area team, we have professionals in Florida, North Carolina, Texas, and Montana,” noted Foley. “Yvonne has masterfully led this far-flung group through the transition without losing a step.”
Foley said he is moving from Kennesaw, Georgia near Atlanta to Athens, Georgia to be closer to his daughter, her husband, and his three rambunctious grandsons. “The comedian Will Farrell said having three growing sons is like running a small correctional facility, so my wife Susie and I are hoping we can lend a hand.”
KEF Media offers a full range of broadcast and digital services to major PR agencies and corporate clients. The company’s clients and work can be seen at www.kefmedia.com.