2012 Rising Stars of PR: Anna Treiber

Anna Treiber

Hospitality Division Manager, Henson Consulting

It’s no coincidence that the most buzzed about restaurants in Chicago are part of Anna Treiber’s client roster at Henson Consulting. As manager of HC’s hospitality division, Treiber has spent the past five years immersing herself in the Chicago hospitality scene, developing an enviable list of influential local and national media contacts, executing creative and memorable campaigns and attracting Hollywood’s hottest stars into her clients’ doors. 

After a two-year internship through her last two years at Wheaton College, Treiber joined Henson Consulting full time in 2008, reporting directly to CEO Kathleen Henson. Within the first year and a half of Treiber’s time at HC, the agency began representing a national player in the culinary world, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (LEYE) and its newest restaurant and celebrity hot spot, HUB 51.

Today, HC represents 16 high-profile LEYE restaurants throughout the country including Bill and Giuliana Rancic’s restaurant RPM Italian, Paris Club, Joe’s Stone Crab, Café Ba Ba Reeba, Mon Ami Gabi and RJ Grunts, among many others. Treiber’s efficient management of day-to-day details, and strategic leadership amidst change and new challenges, has enabled HC to grow this list and increase firm revenues year after year. 

App she can’t live without
: “Transit Stop because it makes my morning commute a breeze.”

Inspiration in her PR career
: “I started my journey in public relations because someone took a chance on me, without any experience, and saw that I had potential and the drive to learn. Now, more than five years later, I’m still working with the same company, and while Kathleen Henson is my boss, calling her my mentor is more fitting.”

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