Elias Zani is a communicator with ten years of experience in public relations, crisis communication and community engagement. Understanding that no two needs are the same, he is driven to ensure each client is met with the solution best attuned for their situation.
Before joining O’Keeffe, Elias served in the U.S. Air Force as a Public Affairs Officer for ten years. While in the Air Force he was stationed in Alaska, Germany and South Carolina as a strategic and on-the-ground communicator. His experience includes relationship building with local elected officials, influencers, media and partner countries through aeronautical trade shows, exercises and day-to-day base operations. He is a process-oriented communicator who plans for a variety of situations but understands the real world is never predictable. Elias will ensure that each client’s target audience receives the perfectly crafted message in a timely manner.
Elias is a Southwest Ohio native and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. He lives in Cold Spring with his wife and two children. In his free time, Elias is a runner, chef, photographer and aspiring carpenter.