Three PR is a Chicago-based lifestyle PR firm founded by industry vet Rachel Gillman Rischall. A hyper-curious and engaged communicator, Rachel has an innate passion for finding, crafting and sharing compelling stories. A proficient local and national media relations expert — with extensive freelance writing experience — Rachel is well-versed in collaborating with journalists and driving press coverage.

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As the founder of Three PR, Rachel manages relationships with clients across industries, including hospitality, packaged foods, beauty, marketing and the nonprofit sector. She leads PR programs, drives strategic media relations, manages events and provides internal communications counsel.  

PR experience:
Rachel is a highly connected PR professional with 15 years of agency and client-side experience, ranging from startup concepts to global brands. Previously, she worked as the Director of Marketing & Communications for Hogsalt Hospitality, managing PR and brand initiatives for more than a dozen nationally acclaimed restaurants. She also worked for Olson Engage as the Director of Media Relations, leading media strategy and outreach, leveraging her expertise and network on behalf of the agency’s client roster and providing counsel to top-tier consumer brands. Rachel contributed to the corporate communications team at Leo Burnett after launching her career at Burson-Marsteller with a focus on iconic food and beverage brands.

Freelance writing:
Rachel has worked as a freelance writer specializing in food, beverage and personal profiles. She contributed to national and local outlets including Glamour.comMichigan Avenue Magazine, and Serious Eats Chicago. She appeared as a guest on "Check, Please!," "Windy City Live," CBS, WGN, and the national NBC program "1st Look."

Nonprofit work:
As a testament to Rachel’s passion for storytelling and philanthropy, she is a co-founder of the nonprofit Between Bites. The Chicago-based organization celebrates food-inspired storytelling through quarterly events and raises money for local causes. Rachel also volunteers as a mentor for Chicago Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to providing support and scholarships to promising students with financial needs.

A graduate with honors from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, Rachel honed her skills with post-graduate studies in journalism at Northwestern University’s School of Continuing Studies.