Wendy S. Aiello
Wendy S. Aiello, President of Aiello Public Relations and Marketing, has lived and worked in the Colorado market for more than twenty years. The last fourteen years of Aiello’s career in public relations and marketing have been divided between traditional corporate communications and the hospitality and entertainment industries.
During the last fourteen years Aiello has worked with clients such as Kroenke Sports Enterprises; PricewaterhouseCoopers; Sage Hospitality Resources; Kamlet Shepherd & Reichert, LLP Attorneys at Law; House of Blues Concerts; Waste Management; Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center; The Oceanaire Seafood Room; Allied Jewish Federation; Weaver Multimedia Group; Denver Magazine; The Nichols Partnership; American Humane; and most recently, Advance Display Technologies Inc. Aiello’s work emphasized business positioning, image development, and development of media relations programs.
Aiello has developed and implemented local and national public relations strategies for all agency clients including media relations, community affairs, special events, direct mail marketing and business to business marketing.
Before launching her agency in 1996, Aiello served as National Director of Public Relations for Morton’s of Chicago, a national chain of upscale steakhouses with 36 locations across the United States. In this position, Aiello served as company spokesperson, developed relationships with national and local media outlets, created and managed a national marketing plan and budget, created and implemented national promotions and special events, developed and supervised partnerships with non-profit organizations and coordinated all collateral material development.
Aiello has been involved in many non-profit and special event projects in the community including Girls Inc., Women’s Foundation of Colorado, Volunteers of America Guild, Courthouse Inc., Gold Crown Foundation, CultureHaus, Children’s Diabetes Foundation and AWARE. Recently, Aiello was named to the Board of Advisors of The Business School at the University of Colorado at Denver and the Webb-Waring Institute, and to the Board of Directors of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to working with Morton’s, Aiello was a Senior Account Executive at Russell, Karsh & Hagan, one of the top public relations agencies in Denver. Aiello worked on accounts such as Bruegger’s Bagels, Morton’s of Chicago, TOTAL Petroleum, Coopers & Lybrand and Water World.
Aiello has a B.A. in political science with an emphasis on communications from the University of Colorado.