Our Team

Jamie B. Estes

Founder & PRESIDENT

Jamie B. Estes is the founder and president of Estes Public Relations, a boutique firm that specializes in media relations, social media, events and brand awareness of products, people and places. With offices in Louisville and Charleston and clients in more than 14 markets around the country, Estes Public Relations is an established name in culinary, beverage, hospitality and lifestyle public relations.

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Sallie Greco

Senior Account Executive

Sallie Greco joined Estes Public Relations in 2016 as a public relations associate. Versatile, organized and enthusiastic, she worked her way up to an account executive in 2018, and recently accepted a senior account executive position in March 2020. With over a decade of experience in public relations, public speaking, creative writing and project management, Sallie has a proven track record of establishing strong media and client relationships through efficient forms of communication.

Tracy Green

Senior Account Executive

Tracy Green joined Estes Public Relations in 2017 with 16 years of experience in print journalism and public relations. She has a thirst (pun intended) for knowledge and is constantly learning more about ingredients, products, techniques and trends. A certified bourbon steward, she can tell you about the sour mash method while simultaneously converting a recipe from grams. She’s worked on award-winning projects at Estes Public Relations like KMAC Couture, the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Louisville.

Tara Lewis

Public Relations Associate

Tara joined Estes Public Relations as a public relations associate in November 2021. Tara brings five years of experience from a local distillery, where she performed many roles. At Estes, she is excited to work with spirits, culinary and even music clients. With five years of event, marketing and public relations experience, Tara brings a client-focused attitude. Tara is a Bellarmine University graduate, where she spent two semesters in an agency course, NEXU Agency, with multiple non-profit clients. Tara is a certified Bourbon Steward and Certified Tourism Ambassador, so she can introduce many great spots to enjoy a whiskey neat. Cheers! 

Tammie Franck

Culinary Consultant

Tammie Franck has over 30 years of public relations experience in the retail, culinary, restaurant and hospitality fields. She has assisted her clients in winning national awards including a James Beard Foundation Best Chef. Franck has obtained national coverage for her clients in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Food & Wine and Bon Appétit. Franck holds an MBA with a marketing, public relations and advertising focus from the Owen School at Vanderbilt University. Her culinary training was obtained at La Varenne in Paris.

Aubrey Stemle

Public Relations Associate

Aubrey joined Estes Public Relations as a public relations associate in the fall of 2021, bringing over four years of extensive professional marketing, digital media and creative design experience from positions held within the commercial real estate and automotive industries. She is a University of Kentucky graduate with a bachelor’s degree in digital and mass communication, where she served as a student writer for the university’s newspaper, Kentucky Kernel, as well as a media relations intern for University of Kentucky Athletics. Along with her keen attention to detail and passion for people, Aubrey’s self-motivated nature and strong writing proficiency provide a unique skill set to her clients, guaranteeing her ability to deliver innovative and efficient results to any task assigned. When out of office, her favorite pastimes include running, traveling, and exploring the latest restaurants in Louisville and Southern Indiana with her husband, Nate.