With us, service isn't just a concept.
COMBINED YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
CUPS OF COFFEE
We work with clients to develop an effective message and ensure that message is heard by the right people. Whether it’s implementing a digital strategy, refining your brand, navigating a crisis, raising public support for issues or devising a business strategy, we help clients build their business.
In addition to offering integrated marketing communications and government relations services, a nationally recognized journalist leads our content development division with support from a wide network of content experts. If you have an interesting story to tell, we'll help you refine the idea and develop and write a clear, concise yet lively story to run in newspapers, digital outlets, proprietary publications, blogs and more. Our content creation services include traditional storytelling narratives, press releases, op-eds, social media posts and more. Together, we can come up with the best strategy to fit your needs.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS & PUBLIC POLICY
ECONOMIC IMPACT STRATEGIES
At Kanati Strategies, service isn’t just a concept, it’s our philosophy. Having spent years as “the client”, we decided there is a better way to operate.
Our business is built on the premise that by having our founders work directly with clients, we can be more strategic and nimble.
Whatever the need, we will custom-build an approach. We offer diverse services in-house, including strategic marketing communications, community relations, tribal affairs, public affairs and public policy. We also partner with the best in their respective fields to deliver unique and expert services. These relationships are hand-picked and managed by us so that it’s a seamless experience for clients.
Our model is an alternative to a traditional agency, but it results in a more focused strategy, less overhead and the ability to scale our services to meet your unique needs.
Our name is rooted in Cherokee legend. As guardian of the hunt, Kanati was known to be careful, responsible and fair. We apply those same principles to the work we perform for our clients.
Cheena brings 26 years of experience in integrated marketing, communications and business operations. She has worked with major corporations, non-profit organizations, healthcare companies, trade associations and on government issues. She executes large-scale campaigns and provides consulting services for business operations, organizational assessments and issues management. She is experienced in managing complex initiatives, and building and leading integrated teams in marketing, communications and business development. She previously served as a VP of Marketing and Communications for the nation’s largest non-profit healthcare organization where she launched national strategic directives in market, expanding online presence and growing market share through highly targeted outreach. She is also an experienced crisis communicator with a background in transition management, mergers and acquisitions and litigation communications.
Cheena is also Chief Executive Officer of ONE 80 consulting and is a C-Suite member of VEST, which connects women across industries, regions and career levels to expedite the pathways and pipeline of women in positions of power. She is an advisory board member for the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma, area board member for the American Cancer Society, member of the Executive Leadership Team for Go Red for Women (American Heart Association) and serves on the CEO Small Business Roundtable for the Tulsa Regional Chamber.
Heather has more than 18 years of experience in government and community relations. She has a proven track record in implementing growth strategies in the areas of tribal affairs, government and community relations; lobbying; board and political action committee (PAC) development; political consulting; advocacy; and partnership development. She has worked for and consulted with the Cherokee Nation where she managed government relations efforts and assisted with the development of economic impact reports to advance tribal public relations objectives. She previously led The Center for Legislative Excellence (CLE) and worked as a Field Representative in two U.S. Congressional offices handling a wide range of issues and relationships. Heather attended the University of Arkansas and has a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Tulsa with an emphasis in Public Policy.
Heather is a founding board member of the Northeast Chapter of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma.
From hiking in the hills of Myanmar to cartwheeling in China, Kristi enjoys visiting new places while being active. She leads Kanati Strategies' content development division and storytelling and media relations initiatives. This entails finding and crafting one-of-a-kind stories through in-depth research and interviews as well as earning media placement in a variety of news outlets. A storyteller at heart, she has written for some of the largest and leading news organizations around the world. She covered tribal affairs as a staff reporter for The Associated Press in the Dakotas and Oklahoma and has had freelance work published in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian and NBC News, among others. Born and raised in Tulsa, Kristi has covered a wide range of topics - from refugees finding new homes in Oklahoma to a school teaching feminist principles in India. She has reported from across Southeast and South Asia as well as Mexico and Zambia. As a strategic communicator, she has earned media placement in The Associated Press, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Motherly and other outlets.
Follow her on Twitter and Instagram as she has fun with #thisis30s @KristiEaton or see examples of her work at KristiEaton.com.
Krystal Yoseph brings over 10 years of hospitality and lifestyle-centric sales, marketing, media and public relations experience into the fold, currently operating as the Owner of Konjo Concepts, a consultancy based in Oklahoma City. After graduating from The University of Oklahoma with a degree in Journalism/Public Relations, she moved to Washington, DC for eight years, working with organizations ranging from a national trade association, to a luxury lifestyle publication, to a boutique public relations firm.
Krystal moved back to OKC in 2014 and decided to branch out on her own in January 2018 to create Konjo Concepts. Services include a very hands-on approach, customizing media relations, publicity management, marketing strategy, event conceptualization and execution and general consultancy, as an extension of the client’s executive team or as another set of boots on the ground - however needed. As the sole consultant for Konjo Concepts, past and current clients include: En Croute, St. Mark’s Chop Room, Osteria, i2U Culinary Solutions, Gun Izakaya, deadCenter Film Festival, Grandmark Condominiums, William & Lauren, Oklahoma Distilling Co., Freedom Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Songwriters Festival.
Krystal is an avid connector and supporter of community, culture and progress in Oklahoma City.