Narine Manukova is Director of Advertising and Marketing with Kolt Communications and takes a lead role in developing and implementing successful public relations and marketing strategies for all of the firm’s clients.

Manukova has extensive experience in advertising and media placement, and enjoys excellent working relationships with Michigan media outlets.

Manukova works with clients to develop positive statewide newspaper, radio and television coverage and helps clients create and coordinate media events, including news conferences, annual outings and other special projects.

Narine Manukova also specializes in community affairs and charitable giving campaigns. Her work with the Capital Region Community Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has supported many charitable community activities. Manukova has prepared and submitted several multi-million dollar grant applications, and also has facilitated positive TV news coverage for charitable organizations.

Prior to joining Kolt Communications, Manukova served as a legislative assistant to Michigan State Representative Karen Willard, where she effectively coordinated the support of several interest groups on the representative’s behalf. She worked extensively on utility deregulation legislation, and helped the representative prepare for required legislative action.

Manukova also handled a high volume of constituent cases and developed a system that allowed a large number of senior citizens who could not afford needed medicines to connect with a pharmaceutical donation program. She worked closely with school districts in St. Clair and Lapeer counties, organizing programs and parades, and educating children about the legislative process.

Manukova earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University and holds an undergraduate degree in International Relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University.

In 1999, Manukova received the Vernon Ehlers Legislative Award from James Madison College and the State Capitol in recognition of her outstanding work with Representative Willard.

Manukova is a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and is awaiting her formal accreditation in public relations (APR) certification.