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Skilled Executive Joins Nuffer, Smith, Tucker Bringing Quality Event and Consumer Branding Experience

Nuffer, Smith, Tucker, San Diego’s oldest public relations firm, has fresh blood on its team with the hiring of Stephanie Kurtz, an experienced industry executive who hails from the Windy City.

Kurtz joins the team as a senior account executive, providing NST’s clients with more than six years of success driving communication strategies and campaigns. With a flair for strategic counsel and colorful writing, she provides both good instincts and creativity to the accounts she leads, including McDonald’s of San Diego County and Paramount Citrus.

“Stephanie brings a long history of experiential marketing, events and media relations experience to Nuffer, Smith, Tucker,” said Bill Trumpfheller, president, Nuffer Smith, Tucker. “Because we are a mid-size agency, each employee plays a crucial role in both their accounts and our office atmosphere. Stephanie’s previous experience and passion for public relations made her a natural fit.”

Kurtz is already participating in several key campaigns. She recently assisted in the launch of McDonald’s new espresso-based McCafe Lattes, Cappuccinos and Mochas. She also prepared for Paramount Citrus to make several significant produce industry announcements at the Produce Marketing Association’s annual conference in October.

Prior to joining the NST team, Kurtz built a solid career in public relations and experiential marketing at Clear!Blue, a modern marketing agency based in Detroit and Chicago. She led media relations, strategy and event management for several consumer and business-to-business accounts, including Best Buy, Swingline, Quartet and the National Hardware Show.

Kurtz is a Chicago native and received her bachelor of science in news/editorial journalism and public relations from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

Nuffer, Smith, Tucker Inc. is a public relations firm headquartered in San Diego. The firm specializes in branding, strategic planning, marketing communication, crisis communication, issues management and graphic design for local, regional and national clients. For more information about Nuffer, Smith, Tucker, call 619/296-0605 or visit

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