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Yolanda Y. Harris, Communications Strategist, is a boutique Chicago-area communications consultancy that I've operated since 2016. 


My associates and I uncover the stories that make organizations unique and build compelling marketing communications campaigns around them.

What I love the most is communicating information that helps improve lives and inspire hope.

Outside of work, I enjoy ministerial activities, cycling, picnics in the park and gut-hurting laughter that comes with a good game of Taboo!  

Yolanda Y. Harris

  • 20 years of communications experience, including public relations, media relations and internal communications
  • 5 years as an independent communications consultant
  • Senior communications consultant, Rudd Resources, LLC
  • Publication and communications manager, Illinois Department of Employment Security
  • Media relations associate, Illinois Action for Children
  • Account executive, Valerie Denney Communications
  • News reporter, Daily Press (Newport News, VA)

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At the ABC7 Chicago studio with news anchor Terrell Brown for the taping of a "Newsviews" segment on "On the Table," an initiative of The Chicago Community Trust.


  • M.S., Integrated Marketing Communications, Loyola University, Quinlan School of Business

  • B.S., Journalism, Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism

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With my client Southside Center of Hope (formerly St. Martin De Porres House of Hope) and NBC Chicago reporter LeeAnn Trotter, after an interview for the "Making a Difference" news segment.

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