Leadership

Who We Are?

Led by award winning professionals with decades of combined experience in political, non-profit, foundation and business communications, KNI delivers results – and victories – for its clients.

We work with elected officials, organizations and businesses who share our commitment to creating better communities. We offer a diverse array of services to help you develop and communicate your message to the audience you need to reach.

Whether we are creating websites for entrepreneurial businesses in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood – where our office is located – or assisting economic development efforts in South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, we bring passion, energy, dedication and creativity to our work.

We have worked with political campaigns at every level of government - from School Board to President of the United States. We have led advocacy efforts on issues including tobacco prevention, workplace safety, genocide education and breast cancer research. We hope you will learn more about our work through this website, and that you will contact us if we can ever be of service to you.

Our Focus

Political Campaigns
Issue Advocacy
Empowering Non-Profits

Leadership Team

Sean Tenner and President Clinton

A native of Naperville, IL and a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, DC, Sean Tenner has nearly 20 years of political campaign management, issue advocacy and non-profit/foundation consulting experience.
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Martha_Burns

Martha Burns is an accomplished community leader and advocate who has had great success coordinating both electoral and issue advocacy campaigns. She served as President of the Evanston Township High School (ETHS) Board after being elected by the voters in her community by large margins.
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Mary-Ruth-Coffey-

Mary Ruth Coffey utilizes her vast experience in the fields of non-profit management, development, communications and advocacy to assist KNI clients.
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Sean-Gordon

Thom Karmik has a unique set of relationships and skills developed through his more than 25 years in journalism and politics.
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Sean-Gordon

Sean comes from a fine arts background, and incorporates those sensibilities into the work he produces. Design was an early passion – producing his first corporate logo at the age of 11 (Computer Cable Company, which is still used by the firm to this day) only whet his appetite for the industry.
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Charles Moore

A native of Chicago’s South Side, Charles Morris has worked on a wide variety of campaigns. An early supporter of President Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, Morris helped organize Illinois volunteers and community leaders to travel throughout the United States on his behalf.
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