Our Amazing PR Team
Cheryl Snapp Conner | Founder
Cheryl Snapp Conner, founder and managing partner of Snapp Conner PR, has more than 22 years of experience in public relations for leading technology firms. Snapp Conner has led four successful tech PR agencies since 1989, and has been recognized as one of Utah’s 30 Women to Watch. She is a trustee of the Utah Technology Council (UTC) and had directed the UTC Communications Committee since 2004. Snapp Conner has directed strategic PR programs for companies ranging from Novell to Lexmark to Altiris, Inc. Most recently, prior to founding Snapp Conner PR in April 2007, she co-founded Snapp Norris Group in December 2002 and assisted that company in becoming one of the nation’s top 20 mid-sized PR agencies in the U.S.
Jeremy Kartchner | Managing Director/Partner
Jeremy Kartchner, Partner at Snapp Conner PR has more than 10 years experience in both technology and sports PR. Kartchner has launched a variety of companies to market including, Silex Technology America, Bountiful WiFi, Family First Federal Credit Union and Broadcast International. Kartchner joined Snapp Conner PR from the Snapp Norris Group where he was PR Director. Prior experience includes PR consulting work for Digital Video Networks Inc., a technology start-up company based out of Salt Lake City as well as a PR Manager with the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the Olympic Winter Games of 2002 where he coordinated Mitt Romney’s media briefings and oversaw all media aspects for a number of functions including the Olympic Village, the budget and finance department, transportation, and the weather forecasting functions.
Clayton Blackham | Partner
Clayton Blackham, Partner at Snapp Conner PR has an extensive knowledge in technology and sports public relations. His experience ranges from working in the media to directing and executing public relations programs and initiatives on both the agency and corporate level. Clayton has been responsible for a variety of company and product launches including Sharp Analytics, Shade Clothing and T-Splines; having secured top-tier coverage for his clients in both their targeted, horizontal and vertical media. While the majority of his background is in the technology sector, Clayton has executed media and community relations initiatives while working for the Utah Jazz PR department.
A. Cory Maloy | Partner
A. Cory Maloy, Partner, is a veteran PR professional with nearly 20 years experience developing public relations strategies for companies and executives in a variety of industries including technology, insurance, healthcare, consumer, and banking. He has guided the global public relations activities for companies around the world including Iomega Corporation, Maxtor, Travelers, MediConnect Global, ArtStamps, Cobalt Networks (Sun), Plantronics, GoodWorks Insurance, PodFitness, and silex Technology to name a few. He specializes in C-level communications coaching and counseling, long-term strategic PR program development, global PR expansion, investor relations communications, company and product launches, IPO communications, crisis communications, media training, and media relations and outreach.
Kenny Caldwell | PR Associate
Kenny Caldwell recently graduated from Utah State University with a BS Degree in Journalism/Communications with a PR emphasis and a minor in Human Resource Management. While at USU, he worked on public relations campaigns with AirLaunch LLC.
Ryan Oaks | PR Associate
Ryan Oaks, Associate, joined Snapp Conner immediately after graduation in 2011. Prior to graduating, he was named the 2009-10 PR Student of the Year at Utah Valley University for his efforts in and out of the classroom. In 2009, Ryan worked as an intern for the Provo City Council where he managed communications for the transition of the new council members taking office the next year. After his time with the city council, Ryan worked with Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer in the sponsorship department. This relationship has continued and Ryan now spends summer weekends with the RSL communications staff performing media relations, recording stats, and doing post-game press conferences and interviews.
Vic Conner | Co-Founder
and Financial Director
Vic Conner holds a bachelors’ degree in business finance. Prior to becoming Snapp Conner PR’s Financial Director, he served as an Investment Consultant for Everen Securities and as a Financial Advisor at Prudential Securities. Most recently, he served as a Financial Coach for True North Academy in American Fork.
Kelly Wanlass | Senior PR Associate
Kelly Wanlass has more than 15 years of proven success getting results for her clients in their respective markets, whether high-tech, cleantech, software, security, onlinecollaboration, webcasting or data storage. Starting her career as a writer for The Associated Press, Kelly branched into PR at Applied Communications Corp., where she managed media relations for Oracle Corp. and Storage Technology Inc., focusing on placing(and often writing) various trend pieces and case studies on the success these companies brought their clients in publications such as Information Week, Computerworld, eWeek, Computer Reseller News, PC Magazine and C/Net. Over the past several years, Kelly has focused on getting visibility for technology star