Kristy Ozmun brings over 20 years of diverse public relations experience to her Austin-based boutique firm.
Prior to opening her firm in 1998, Ozmun served as director of public affairs for H-E-B Grocery Company for eight years. During her tenure, she helped direct the development of Central Market, a nationally recognized food emporium which is owned by H-E-B.
She directed the community launch of the initial store, converting vehement neighborhood opposition into widespread support for the facility. Her work obtained positive coverage by the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, and Texas Monthly magazine.
Also while at H-E-B, Ozmun managed a staff of public relations professionals working across the state and in Mexico. She developed public relations initiatives in new markets for the company including the greater Houston area, north Texas, and Monterrey, Mexico.
Early in her professional career, Ozmun served as director of special projects for a statewide department of agriculture, and as a legislative aide for a Texas state representative. She held the post of editor of Encino Press, a regional publishing company owned by William Wittliff, best known for his screenplays “Lonesome Dove” and “The Perfect Storm.”
Additionally, she managed two successful statewide political campaigns in Texas.
Ozmun has served in leadership positions for a number of charitable organizations, including her current role as a member of the marketing committee of KLRU-TV, Austin’s public television station. She has served as an Executive Board member for Preservation Austin, as a board member of United Way of Austin, and as a board member of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. She has previously served on the Governor’s Commission on Physical Fitness and on the Food Council of the Texas Retailers Association.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin.