What Our Clients Are Saying...

And... a few of our international award-winning results

Thank you for the excellent service you provided to us during the recent evaluation of our organization’s communications effectiveness. We were extremely pleased with the outcome of the work and feel we have a solid path to move forward in our journey… Thanks again for a job well done!

–Nancy Strassel, Former Senior Vice President for Greater Cincinnati Health Council

Pam’s knowledge and communications expertise has been extremely valuable to our organization. She and her team have provided strategic guidance on media relations and issues management. We truly appreciate her expert knowledge and feel blessed having her as a trusted partner.

The team here at Otterbein will not hesitate to enlist Pam, and the Gilchrist Group, to support us wherever necessary in the future.

— Gary Horning, Vice President Marketing/Communications for Otterbein Living, Inc.

Pam has become not only our trusted advisor for all of our “external communication” but she has become a confidant who I rely on as we continue to grow our business. This is the first time in 32 years in which we have felt so comfortable with someone outside our business guiding us on how to communicate. This is solely because of her genuine interest and desire to get to know our business, how we think and what we value and because of this I believe we are positioned better than we have been at a critical time for our company and our marketplace. I trust Pam implicitly and our entire company values her relationship with us.

– Mike A. Sipple Jr., Vice President of Centennial, Inc.

I truly value your counsel on issues relating to messaging focus, packaging of materials for all types of media, and the timing of message delivery. Prior to this campaign, I personally had not been involved in any public relations campaign with a national focus. The level of effort and expertise required to be successful is daunting, but you handle it with ease. Thanks for making my life easier. Specifically, I appreciate the fact that you set aggressive deadlines and meet them, your response is always timely, and I can count on 24/7 access if required. I sense a genuine dedication to the initiative and feel you are a true partner with our firm.

– Rod J. Sommer, CEO of LJB Inc.

My company has worked with firms on both the east and west coasts – most were expensive and produced little return. The value and ROI of the Pam Gilchrist and he Gilchrist Group team is exceptional.

– Steve Kayser, Former PR Manager, Cincom Systems Inc.

Mark and I benefited greatly from your advice as we design the new web site for the Universal Design Living Laboratory. We also gained valuable insight from your advice as we brand this project and attract media attention!

Your guidance was just what we needed to put together a media kit for the American Society of Interior Designers annual conference. The kits were all picked up by the journalists attending the conference and we had many national articles written about our project as a result of this kit.

Currently, we have 100 sponsors and more coming! And, we are talking about a 26 series TV show for the construction documentation and I recently spoke at the Canadian Paraplegic Association about the new house.

-Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D., President, Universal Design Living Laboratory, A National Demonstration Home

Werner-VonderHaar-Bogart Award (WVB) Lifetime Achievement Award

Pam is honored to have received Werner-VonderHaar-Bogart Award (WVB). Often considered a lifetime achievement, the WVB Award is the highest honor offered by the Cincinnati Chapter of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). It recognizes a public relations professional who has made significant contributions in four key areas: the community, chapter, profession and PRSA.


  • PRSA Cincinnati Werner VonderHaar Bogart Award 2019

  • PRSA East Central District Diamond Award 2015 Brand Management

  • PRSA Blacksmith Award 2012

  • Two PRSA Blacksmith Silver Awards 2012

  • NSA Ohio Member-of-the-Year 2012

  • NSA Ohio Bob McNabb S.P.Y Award 2012

  • NSA Ohio Trudy Knox Service Award 2011

  • PRSA East Central District Diamond Award 2010

  • PRSA Blacksmith Award 2010 Best In Show

  • PRSA Blacksmith Award 2010

  • PRSA PR Professional-of-the-Year 2009

  • 5 PRSA Blacksmith Awards 2009

  • Bulldog Reporter Gold Award 2008

  • Gold International Hermes Creative Award 2009

  • Platinum International Hermes Creative Awards 2007

  • Two Gold International Hermes Creative Awards 2007

  • PRSA East Central District Diamond Awards Honorable Mention 2007

  • PRSA Cincinnati Chapter Blacksmith Awards Honorable Mention 2007

  • PRSA Cincinnati Chapter Blacksmith Awards Finalist 2008

  • Business Courier Forty Under 40 Award Winner 2000

  • Multiple PRSA East Central District Awards over 20+ years

  • Multiple PRSA Chapter Awards over 20+ years

  • International Marketing Association Award

  • International Public Relations Association (IPRA) Golden World Trophy