From London to the bright lights of Hollywood, Ginny’s broad PR experience has refined her into the PR leader she is today.
I am the PR Director, and I report to Ryan Butala.
I’ve worked in all kinds of PR. I did my internship for Tommy Hilfiger in London, but I really began my career working for a PR agency in LA that focused on entertainment. I worked behind the scenes with fun TV shows such as America’s Next Top Model, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and everything on the Oxygen network. It was a blast, but it didn’t pay well, and the hours were awful. I’ve met a ton of celebrities from Jay Z to Ben Affleck to Janice Dickinson. They are all eccentric in different ways.
I then moved into consumer products and high tech such as Verizon and Nintendo. About 10 years ago I moved into commercial real estate and mortgages with a small stint at a Daimler auto finance startup. I’ve worked in just about every industry. Now, I’m really enjoying commercial real estate.
Growing up in Kansas City, I became, and still am a huge KC Chiefs fan. My husband is an even bigger soccer fan. He has box seats to LAFC (Los Angeles Football Club) so we spend a lot of time at LAFC games.
As for comedians, I recently saw Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle when they were in Anaheim and would love to see them again.
I was on the third season of The Bachelor. I thought it would be perfect for my roommate to go on because I had a boyfriend at the time. I made her go to the casting call, but she insisted I apply along with her, and I was picked. I thought it would be fun to be on TV. It was when reality TV was just becoming popular, so it was a really big deal at the time. I was terrified of embarrassing my family or my boyfriend’s family, so I barely spoke. Obviously, I didn’t make it far. When it aired, I was working at the Cheesecake Factory, and everyone I would meet would recognize me; they were so excited. It was a trip. Now it’s just a fun story to remember.
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