Mary Lou DiNardo
President and Founder of TK\PR Public Relations, Inc., Mary Lou DiNardo brings twenty-five years of experience in publishing and public relations to the agency. Since founding TK\PR in 1991, DiNardo, known for her enthusiastic and energetic demeanor, spearheads public relations campaigns that deliver results. She has served as a valued counselor to some of the world's most influential organizations, corporations and thought leaders on everything from health and pharmaceutical product launches to luxury hotels to master-planned city developments in Asia and the Middle East.
As Health, Beauty and Special Projects Editor at Town & Country magazine, DiNardo supervised the direction of ten editorial pages each month. A member of the White House Bicentennial Committee, DiNardo's public relations experience includes in-house management at Williams Jackson Ewing, Inc., where she opened many specialty retail and mixed-use projects including the much-heralded Union Station in Washington, D.C.
DiNardo's agency work includes tenure at Howard J. Rubenstein and Rand Public Relations. DiNardo made her name leading creative initiatives for the Plaza Hotel, "21" Club, Medic Alert Foundation International, Weight Watchers, the province of Alberta, Canada, K-Swiss shoes, Symbolic Motor Car Company and many best-selling books including the Dale Carnegie series and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Current campaigns include the $35 billion Songdo International Business District, Korea, the largest real estate development in history; The St. Regis Deer Valley, the first five-star branded resort in Utah; product launches for Dentsply International, the world's largest dental supply company; The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit land conservancy, and Lucky Dog Vodka.
DiNardo, who received a B.A. in Political Science from Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida is a former national class runner and triathlete and was named one of America's most accomplished women by Living Fit magazine. DiNardo and her business has been chronicled by Bloomberg Business and New York magazine. DiNardo is a member of numerous civic and philanthropic organizations.