AUSTIN, TX: Kristy Ozmun is reforming her own PR firm after leaving Public Strategies (PSI).
PSI acquired Kristy Ozmun PR nearly two years ago to up its PR capabilities, making Ozmun MD of PR. Ozmun and PSI amicably parted ways last month.
"I wanted to restart my own firm," Ozmun said. "I really enjoy doing traditional PR work in a small-firm setting."
Ozmun will revive the name of her old firm, and will take with her some clients she brought to PSI, including Michael Angelo's Gourmet Foods and Casey Family Programs, a philanthropic foundation. PSI will continue providing some public affairs services to Casey.
Ozmun is rounding up a group of former consultants and freelancers to staff her revived firm, including Lisa Trahan, who worked for its first incarnation. Also joining Ozmun will be Austin freelancer Laura Rodriguez and former PSI MD and spokeswoman Elyse Yates, who has been working as an independent consultant since early this year.