Our Team of Consultants

Chris Kuban

Founder/Managing Consultant

With over 20 years experience and a masters in Media Relations, Chris Kuban started Chemistry Multimedia as an effort to effectively formulate corporate and non-profit brands across the country. In doing so, he has become an expert in Media Relations, Event Management, Social Media implementation and video production.  He engages, coordinates and oversees a diverse team of local and national suppliers, vendors, employees and consultants, which have allowed him to effectively coordinate over 120 national events focusing on overall logistics, media relations and his clients expected ROI.

Ron O’Connor

Senior Strategist

With 30 years of experience in marketing communications, issues management, government affairs, branding and public relations, as well as with the U.S. Army, assigned to the National Military Command System of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, Ron has worked on behalf of a variety of clients active in the healthcare, transportation, hospitality, tourism, entertainment, financial services, professional services, retailing, development, construction, environmental protection, not-for-profit, agricultural, plastics and chemical industries.

Steve Turner

Senior Media Consultant

With over 30 years experience providing branding and marketing communications to businesses and organizations on a local, regional and national basis, Steve’s expertise lies in marketing strategy, market development, social media, blogging, writing, public relations and advertising with financial, healthcare, high-tech and various business sectors. This includes local and national PR campaigns, campaign strategy, media relations, video, photos, graphics, articles and more.  Steve is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard.



Robyn Frankel

Senior Media Consultant

Creative marketing professional specializing in developing and implementing strategies and initiatives designed to persuade, motivate, educate and inspire target audiences on a local, regional or nationwide basis. Experience ranges from early-stage entrepreneurs and small businesses to major public and private sector corporations, non-profits, government entities and higher education institutions. Long-term client relationships including Enterprise Holdings, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, Washington University in St. Louis, Ascension Senior Living, Maritz, Mercantile Bancorporation, Monsanto, Council of Better Business Bureaus, BRDG Park at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Great Rivers Greenway District and many others. Certified Missouri WBE consultant since 2001.

Rich Galen

Senior Media Consultant – Washington, DC

Rich Galen’s career includes work in and out of politics in the United States and abroad. At the request of the White House, he did a tour of duty in Iraq where he was responsible for bringing the message of the positive aspects of what the coalition was doing in Iraq back to Middle America. He’s served as former press secretary to Dan Quayle and to Newt Gingrich when Gingrich was the House Republican Whip. He also became the communications director of the political office of Speaker Gingrich in 1996. At the time of the dissolution of the Communist governments in Eastern Europe, Rich Galen was one of a select number of Americans sent over to help build a democratic political infrastructure. He spent a significant amount of time in Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, and what was then Czechoslovakia.

Don Fox

SEO Strategist

Don Fox started his career as an internet marketing expert in 1996 as an SEO consultant for Rolling Stone Magazine Online, PeaPod.com Online Grocery, and Monsanto. Don produces first page results for a wide range of clients including Professional Sports Teams, Reality TV Shows, Doctors, Lawyers, Real Estate Companies, Contractors, Restaurants, Radio Stations and E-commerce stores.  He currently has over 2,000 keywords ranking on the first page of Google. Don Fox develops worldwide and localized campaigns that turn clients websites into customer magnets.  He loves the challenge that each new SEO project presents.





George Wise

Managing Cinematographer

As an experienced MMJ/Producer/ Cameraman and Photographer with 28 years in the industry, George has held the following positions: Show and Segment Producer, Director of Photography, Multi Media Jounalist, Staff News Photographer, Jib Operator, Sound Engineer, Camera Assistant, Grip. Mixing his traditional Television and film training with the ability to embrace the evolved video styles of today, George brings vision, enthusiasm, knowledge, creativity and a standard of quality, suitable to every client.

Dan Gill


As a journalist with over 20 years experience, Dan has worked on national and international stories with reporters and editors with a keen sense of deadline. He has grown customer relationships in both B2B and retail photography environments and has taught college classes. His specialties include visual storytelling, connecting with customers, writing blogs, communicating technology in simple terms, teaching, public speaking and presenting seminars.

Mark Polege

Web Developer

Almost 20 years of photographic experience matched with over a decade of print & website design and development, Mark Polege brings the balance of impactful images with intuitive web and print design to create a perfect chemistry of message. Mark also has a strong photojournalism background because good images complete any story. Mark’s work has ranged from schools and national brands to the Media and smaller businesses. 

Kathy Barnes

Account Manager

Kathy Barnes brings more than 15 years’ executive level marketing experience to the team. Her skills include project management, research, writing and editing, and client representation. Kathy has worked in marketing and administrative support roles for small companies and large corporations ranging from general and specialized construction to public safety communications engineering. Her mantra is to bring the professional support enabling team members to do what they do best.