Community, Public and Media Relations Specialists

A transportation project is about to begin. Planners, engineers and construction contractors are on board. But someone has been left out of the plans—the public.

Award-winning communicators Jonathan Lehrer and Louis Pukelis understand the flow of public information the way engineers understand the flow of traffic. We map and implement communications strategies designed to gain public support and cooperation for major infrastructure projects.

The Pukelis & Lehrer team works around the clock to engineer the message and manage the media. And that lets the planners, engineers and construction contractors keep their eyes on the road.


  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Crisis Communications Planning
  • Media Relations
  • Publications and Graphic Design
  • Web Site Strategy, Design and Search Engine Optimization
  • Special Events Planning
  • Message Development
  • Presentations

Pukelis & Lehrer have served:

  • Illinois Department of Transportation
  • Illinois Department of Revenue
  • Chicago Department of Transportation
  • Edwards & Kelcey Engineering
  • HNTB
  • Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Snap-On Tools
  • Lincoln Foundation for Business Excellence
  • E. Morris Communications
  • Sara Marberry Communications
  • Equal Sweetener
  • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • Ghetzler Aero-Power
  • Illinois Safety Council
  • BrimmComm, Inc.
  • Stewart Communications, Ltd.
  • Law Actors
  • American Live Stock Insurance Company
  • Sierra Forest Products
  • United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
  • The United Way of Chicago
  • Paris (Ill.) Community Hospital
  • Harris and Harris, Ltd.
  • Angell Research Group
  • IMD Guest House Foundation
  • American Mediconnect
  • Phone Screen
  • Berenson Productions
  • Children's Asthma, Respiratory and Exercise Specialists (Dr. Steven Boas)
  • Commonwealth Edison
  • CTE Engineers
  • Quinlan and Carroll Law
  • Illinois Lottery
  • BP Amoco
  • American Greetings


  • Golden Trumpet (Publicity Club of Chicago)
  • Silver Trumpet (PCC)
  • Skyline (PRSA)
  • Silver Quill (IABC)
  • Creativity in Public Relations Award (Inside PR)

To learn more, contact:

Louis Pukelis

Jonathan Lehrer

 312/440-0099, ext. 105

312/440-0099, ext. 107