Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet adds communications director

Cooley formerly with MMPI, Chicago

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, maker of high-performance grills and outdoor kitchens, named Elizabeth D. Cooley as director of designer relations and corporate communications. Cooley brings 15 years of public relations and marketing experience to her new role.
                                           
“The growth of Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet has positioned us to expand our marketing efforts and bring a public relations expert in-house,” said Pantelis “Pete” A. Georgiadis, owner of Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet. “Elizabeth brings a wealth of experience in corporate communications and a unique understanding of the design and home goods market. She is the perfect addition to our growing team as we expand our outreach to design professionals and continue to work with the media.”

Cooley’s experience includes Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., where she was a manager in the public relations department then became marketing director for the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market, Chicago. At the Museum of Modern Art, she was promotions manager, retail division. She also was account executive for Sonet Agency and she has retail marketing experience with Lord & Taylor and Felissimo. She will report directly to Georgiadis.

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