Steve Knipstein

Senior Vice President

Steve is a veteran in branding, marketing and public relations with more than 30-years of experience in leading both corporate and agency teams. His goal at KemperLesnik is to bring new, innovative ideas to clients that help them stand above the crowd and drive real business results. A graduate of Indiana University, Steve has led teams and campaigns within consumer, corporate, sports, lifestyle and destination marketing brands. He sees the agency as a dynamic culture that is constantly evolving and seeking ways to tell better and bigger stories for clients, while also staying on the leading edge of new online and partnership marketing techniques. Steve’s passions include traveling, music and watching his teenage kids grow into adults. He spends more time on a bike than in a car, whether on training rides, Divvy shared bike commutes or beach-cruiser-led errands around his hometown. Steve sits on the board of the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is active in many industry and community groups.


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