Vicki Bohlsen, President and owner of Bohlsen Group, is a seasoned and award-winning public relations consultant with more than 30 years’ experience. Vicki Bohlsen had a successful career with some major brands as an employee and a freelancer before she began one of Indianapolis’ largest full-service integrated communications firms. Her more than 30 years’ experience in broadcasting, public relations, and strategic marketing has afforded her the chance to work with countless organizations to ensure that their communications efforts further their organizational goals.
Vicki’s communications career began in New York City at CBS Television Network. She then helped launch the Radio Live Events division of Medialink, producing satellite media tours for such national clients as Pfizer, New Line Cinema, Miramax, and The Disney Channel.
Back home in Indiana, Vicki traveled the state as special projects producer for WTHR-TV and directed PR for The Promotion Company. Her freelance clients included Heartland Film Festival, Indianapolis 500 Festival, Brickyard 400 Festival, “Menopause the Musical,” American Cabaret Theatre, Spirit & Place Festival, Riley Children’s Foundation, and many others.
Vicki started BohlsenPR in 2010 and rapidly expanded its staff, client roster, and service lines in the following years. The company grew from three people to twenty and quadrupled its revenue in two short years. The company rebranded to Bohlsen Group in 2012 to reflect its expansion from a PR firm into a full-service unified marketing agency offering advertising and creative services.
In addition to growing the business side of the company, Vicki makes Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and community engagement a priority at Bohlsen Group. In 2014, Bohlsen Group became the only B Corp certified company in Indiana, a designation from a third party that endorses its commitment to socially responsible business. Vicki is a proud champion of CSR and is frequently hosted by groups to speak on this topic.
Vicki volunteers time and leadership to several community organizations, particularly those dedicated to paving a path to give youth and young adults the best chance to succeed in life. Currently, she volunteers time with Girls Inc., board member; Indianapolis Children’s Choir, marketing committee; Donte Moncreif Gamechanger Foundation, board member; IUPUI School of Liberal Arts, advisory council; and Ball State University, Communications Department, advisory council.
Vicki is involved in the Hamilton Southeastern and South Madison County school corporations where two of her three children attend school. Her oldest child attends New York University (NYU).
Alma mater: Kappa Alpha Theta at DePauw University
Current obsession: I am currently obsessed with HotWorx for exercise, float therapy (http://aplacetofloat.com) and The Muse for meditation.
Reading habits: I love memoirs and biographies. I have read every single biography or memoir that is seven degrees of separation from The Kennedys.