The Kettleson Group is a collaborative group of senior-level communication professionals with years of experience in public relations, corporate communications, and journalism. Our goal is to help organizations effectively use communication to help achieve their business goals.

Lynn Kettleson
Managing Partner
Lynn has 20+ years of experience in the area of reputation management, financial relations, crisis communications, and media training. His list of clients range from Fortune 50 companies to entrepreneurial start-ups and non-profits. Most recently, he worked for large independent public relations agencies in Boston. He began his professional career in journalism, as business editor at The Boston Herald from 1983 to 1986, and as a reporter and business editor at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy from 1971 to 1983. He serves on the board of advisors to the Boston University School of Communications, and is a former adjunct professor of corporate communications, media relations, and public relations.

James A. Grasso
Grasso Associates, LLC
Strategic Partner
Jim served as vice president of Public and Government Affairs and Investor Relations for Providence Energy Corporation and its major subsidiary, Providence Gas Company. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Public and Governmental Affairs for the New England Division of Southern Union Company. A registered lobbyist, Jim has held senior positions for leading energy companies, including Algonquin Gas Transmission, Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, and PanEnergy for nearly 25 years. Among many responsibilities, he served as chief corporate spokesperson, and directed federal, state, and regulatory affairs, and media, investor, and community
relations. Jim has also served as an adjunct professor of communications at Boston University's College of Communications.

Robert Guenther
Guenther Communications
Strategic Partner

Bob is a senior corporate communications executive and former Wall Street Journal reporter. In addition to work at agencies in Boston and New York City, Bob served as the former vice president of corporate communications at Polaroid Corp., and as vice president and director of investor relations and external communications at Shawmut National Corp. From 1981 to 1990, he was the Wall Street Journal’s principal reporter covering the U.S. banking industry.

Karen Barzilay
Barzilay Communications, LLC
Strategic Partner

Karen has worked in the field of strategic marketing communications and public relations for more than 15 years. In addition to spearheading product launches, corporate communications programs, and special events for a variety of Fortune 500 companies, she has highly specialized skills directing health/medical public relations campaigns for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and clinical research support organizations. She has designed and executed regional, national, and international public relations programs throughout her career, which includes management positions with several of the nation’s best-recognized public relations agencies.