We make big things happen.Bonnie Gilchrist


Bonnie Gilchrist

 As president and creative director of Gilchrist & Associates, a marketing communications firm, Bonnie has spent more than 30 years in advertising and public relations. After completing her MA at the University of Oregon, she worked for several agencies in Seattle and Portland. She then established her own firm and has worked with companies of every size…from small start-ups to Fortune 500, assisting them with strategic marketing plans, branding programs, and the creation of everything from corporate identities and packaging to all forms of collateral, advertising campaigns, website development, annual reports, tradeshows and event management. 

Clients have come from all across the U.S., as well as Europe and Canada.  Her goal has always been to meet and exceed every client’s expectations, whether with a campaign focused on increasing sales, or a charity fundraiser.  Active in the community as a volunteer, Bonnie has served on the board of several organizations focused on creating opportunities for children and in support of the arts. She also taught at Portland State University and is currently a member of the adjunct faculty at Marylhurst University where she teaches classes in branding.  In her capacity as head of Bonnie Gilchrist Events, she manages teams of project managers, graphic designers, and writers, as well as the caterers, speakers, entertainers and all production personnel required to create successful and memorable happenings.