Joel Williams brings more than 18 years of marketing communications experience, managing a variety of B2B and B2C brands in the home and commercial building products industries.

Prior to joining O’Reilly/DePalma, Joel served as corporate communications account supervisor for Edelman Public Relations Worldwide; public relations account supervisor for Marketing Support ; and regional public relations director at national homebuilder, KB Home.

Born and Bred:  Chicago – Thin and Deep Dish

Best Part of Your Job:  Seeing my words in print

Most Memorable Industry Moment:  a publicity hat trick:  working with the Wall Street Journal home and family editor to highlight three client products – in the same article.

Ed Cred: BS, Public Relations, Illinois State University

Applause/Applause:  Publicly Club of Chicago Trumpet Award 1990, 1994, 1997

Most Memorable Grade School Moment:  Trying to get our fourth grade teacher fired

Annoying Things: slow drivers, voicemail loops, bureaucracy

Favorite Things: Food, DIY projects, old movies

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