Kaylee GierkePublic Relations Manager

    With a strong background in marketing and creative strategic media counsel, Kaylee Gierke serves as a driving force behind Live Oak Contracting’s public relations and marketing division. She brings over four years of marketing, multimedia journalism, and advertising expertise, and executes effective media plans with a creative approach on behalf of the company.

    Kaylee’s passion for working with people and her dedication to the company has brought an energetic, unique, unconventional aspect to the marketing team. She has secured company features in national industry publications including American City Business Journals, Design Develop Construct Journal and Construction in Focus. Additionally, the company has been recognized for awards including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award and Jacksonville Business Journals Ultimate CFO Award as a direct result of her efforts. In addition to PR and marketing responsibilities, Kaylee utilizes her experience in digital marketing, sponsorships, and community outreach to attract top industry talent.

    Kaylee earned a B.S. in Communication with a Minor in Psychology from the University of North Florida. Through her education and past job experience, she is well versed in public speaking, brand development, broadcast media, digital media, journalism, event coordination, social media marketing, and news editorial. She is also certified in Google search and display advertising.

    Kaylee is a member of the Coggin College of Business Marketing Advisory Board for UNF. She is also a member of industry associations including the Urban Land Institute and NAIOP’s Developing Leaders and supports local community programs including the Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Florida and the Monique Burr Foundation.

    Kevin Powell - Live Oak Contracting