Renee Malone is the founding partner and president of KQ Communications. Known as the organization’s guru of strategic communications planning and crisis media, she is Accredited in Public Relations, certified in Crisis Communication and an Illinois native with an undergraduate degree in Communications and an MBA with a concentration in Marketing.
Before co-founding the agency, she worked as a broadcast news reporter, anchor and as a public information officer for a school district. In her role at KQ, Renee has spent more than 12 years leading award-winning projects for nonprofit, business and government clients. She’s received awards from the Associated Press, PR News, Public Relations Society of America-Memphis and Georgia Chapters, and the National School Public Relations Association. Renee was most recently named the 2019 Executive of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America, Memphis Chapter.