As President and CEO of Phelon Strategies, Rikeesha has developed her strategic approach through senior communications positions in nonprofit management, governmental leadership and political campaigns. Her messaging expertise has put her on the leading edge of public engagement for top tier policy issues for over ten years. In that time, she has distinguished herself as a trusted communications advisor and spokesperson for some of Illinois’ most powerful leaders advancing solutions to critical issues.
Rikeesha worked extensively for the Office of the Illinois Senate President as Press Secretary before starting her own company and she is known for decisive leadership and effective public advocacy. Phelon now partners with coalitions, corporations and nonprofits to execute impact strategies that change perceptions and policy outcomes.