Steve Knipstein is vice president of KemperLesnik’s public relations division. In his role, Knipstein is responsible for spearheading client strategies and new growth opportunities within the business-to-business and consumer practices. Knipstein brings more than 25 years of experience implementing integrated marketing communications programs for leading national and global brands. He comes to KemperLesnik after serving as senior director of global marketing services at Life Fitness, a division of Brunswick Corporation. There, he was instrumental in leading global marketing communications, product launch strategies and the leveraging of new digital marketing platforms.
Prior to Life Fitness, Knipstein led operations and client services as senior vice president and general manager of Cushman/Amberg Communications, a leading national public relations and marketing agency.
Knipstein holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Economics from Indiana University, and is Accredited in Public Relations (APR). He is a member of Business Marketing Association (BMA) and is a past president of Public Relations Society of America Chicago Chapter.