Jen Pelka   -  Founder / CEO   After a decade of experience at OpenTable, Gilt Taste, Tumblr, Chef Daniel Boulud's iconic Restaurant DANIEL, and as Competition Director for the Bocuse d'Or USA Foundation, Jen launched Magnum PR in late 2015. Jen has been named Forbes “30 Under 30” for Food & Wine, Details “Digital Maverick, and a Cherry Bombe “It Girl.” She was a recurring guest on Bravo TV’s “Best New Restaurant”, and on Season 6 of “Top Chef.” Jen won an IACP Award Winner for Best Culinary or Brand Site in 2012 for Gilt Taste, and was a James Beard Award nominee for Best Food Coverage in a Food Focused Publication.

Jen Pelka - Founder / CEO

After a decade of experience at OpenTable, Gilt Taste, Tumblr, Chef Daniel Boulud's iconic Restaurant DANIEL, and as Competition Director for the Bocuse d'Or USA Foundation, Jen launched Magnum PR in late 2015. Jen has been named Forbes “30 Under 30” for Food & Wine, Details “Digital Maverick, and a Cherry Bombe “It Girl.” She was a recurring guest on Bravo TV’s “Best New Restaurant”, and on Season 6 of “Top Chef.” Jen won an IACP Award Winner for Best Culinary or Brand Site in 2012 for Gilt Taste, and was a James Beard Award nominee for Best Food Coverage in a Food Focused Publication.

Madeline Janning    - Vice President   Madeline is an experienced restaurant publicist who joined us from Andrew Freeman & Company and Wagstaff Worldwide, where she oversaw communications for key restaurants, wineries, travel destinations, and more. She brings extraordinary culinary knowledge and publicity experience to the Magnum PR team. Madeline started her career in food working front of house at two of the city’s key restaurants - Jardinière and Cotogna, and later at ICHI Sushi. She was introduced to marketing while interning at The Bold Italic, writing for the website and producing quirky, fun events.

Madeline Janning - Vice President

Madeline is an experienced restaurant publicist who joined us from Andrew Freeman & Company and Wagstaff Worldwide, where she oversaw communications for key restaurants, wineries, travel destinations, and more. She brings extraordinary culinary knowledge and publicity experience to the Magnum PR team. Madeline started her career in food working front of house at two of the city’s key restaurants - Jardinière and Cotogna, and later at ICHI Sushi. She was introduced to marketing while interning at The Bold Italic, writing for the website and producing quirky, fun events.

Kaity Cash    - Account Director   Kaity’s passion for telling stories and inherent wanderlust landed her at Magnum PR following a stint on the East Coast. She brings five years of experience in F&B and hospitality PR, managing and executing client strategies and media relations.

Kaity Cash - Account Director

Kaity’s passion for telling stories and inherent wanderlust landed her at Magnum PR following a stint on the East Coast. She brings five years of experience in F&B and hospitality PR, managing and executing client strategies and media relations.

Jane Chong   -  Senior Account Manager   Jane joined Magnum PR after working for two publishing houses (Harper One, an imprint of HarperCollins, and Chronicle Books) leading campaigns in the Cookbook, Health, Business, Spirituality and New Age verticals. There, she secured local and national media coverage for her authors. Jane's love for food and restaurants developed at a young age while assisting her chef parents in the kitchen of their catering company in Los Angeles. Jane graduated from UC Berkeley in 2012 with a degree in English.

Jane Chong - Senior Account Manager

Jane joined Magnum PR after working for two publishing houses (Harper One, an imprint of HarperCollins, and Chronicle Books) leading campaigns in the Cookbook, Health, Business, Spirituality and New Age verticals. There, she secured local and national media coverage for her authors. Jane's love for food and restaurants developed at a young age while assisting her chef parents in the kitchen of their catering company in Los Angeles. Jane graduated from UC Berkeley in 2012 with a degree in English.

Diandra Connolly   -  Special Projects Manager   Diandra is a native San Franciscan - born and raised in SF’s restaurant and hospitality industry. Her first industry position began as a teenager with Kimpton Hotels where she quickly moved up through the ranks. After seven years, Diandra transitioned from hospitality to work alongside Chef Chris Cosentino as Executive Assistant. She has extensive experience with all administrative tasks, project management, events coordination, creative/design, and social media management.

Diandra Connolly - Special Projects Manager

Diandra is a native San Franciscan - born and raised in SF’s restaurant and hospitality industry. Her first industry position began as a teenager with Kimpton Hotels where she quickly moved up through the ranks. After seven years, Diandra transitioned from hospitality to work alongside Chef Chris Cosentino as Executive Assistant. She has extensive experience with all administrative tasks, project management, events coordination, creative/design, and social media management.

Allie Finnegan    - Account Manager   Allie joined Magnum PR from the advertising agency world, where she was a digital media strategist and media buyer for lifestyle and tech brands at BiDtellect and Swirl. She has executed countless paid social campaigns, from strategy through to execution, trafficking, and reporting. On a typical weekend you can find Allie crossing restaurants off her bucket list, biking around the city, stalking dogs at the park and binge watching all things Nancy Meyers and Nora Ephron with a glass of vino and takeout.

Allie Finnegan - Account Manager

Allie joined Magnum PR from the advertising agency world, where she was a digital media strategist and media buyer for lifestyle and tech brands at BiDtellect and Swirl. She has executed countless paid social campaigns, from strategy through to execution, trafficking, and reporting. On a typical weekend you can find Allie crossing restaurants off her bucket list, biking around the city, stalking dogs at the park and binge watching all things Nancy Meyers and Nora Ephron with a glass of vino and takeout.

Annie Basham - Account Coordinator   Annie joined Magnum PR with a diverse background in market research, where she analyzed competitive landscapes to identify potential partnerships and strategic business opportunities. With parents who are sommeliers and restaurant developers, Annie has always been passionate about the F&B industry. Above all, she loves working with a team of skilled and supportive women to help amazing clients tell their unique stories.

Annie Basham - Account Coordinator

Annie joined Magnum PR with a diverse background in market research, where she analyzed competitive landscapes to identify potential partnerships and strategic business opportunities. With parents who are sommeliers and restaurant developers, Annie has always been passionate about the F&B industry. Above all, she loves working with a team of skilled and supportive women to help amazing clients tell their unique stories.

Kelsey Erickson   -  Director of Business Operations   Kelsey leads business strategy for Magnum PR, including financial modeling of our business, pricing & competition analysis, and financial operations.   Kelsey began her career as a management consultant, where she helped Fortune 200 leaders create and execute strategic initiatives to drive their businesses. She joins us from Salesforce, where she played a key advisory role to sales management to help achieve aggressive targets.

Kelsey Erickson - Director of Business Operations

Kelsey leads business strategy for Magnum PR, including financial modeling of our business, pricing & competition analysis, and financial operations. Kelsey began her career as a management consultant, where she helped Fortune 200 leaders create and execute strategic initiatives to drive their businesses. She joins us from Salesforce, where she played a key advisory role to sales management to help achieve aggressive targets.