Kim Pita will be a featured speaker at the Mental Health America Annual Conference in September 2020. Find details here.
Kim Pita and Matthew Riley were featured in Old Saybrook Magazine January 2021 issue.
Kim Pita is now a monthly columnist for Old Saybrook Neighbors. Here is her first column from the Feb 2021 issue.
Kim Sirois Pita began her career writing news and feature stories for weekly newspapers, before moving onto speeches and correspondence for accomplished business and political leaders, including U.S. Congresswoman Barbara B. Kennelly. Today, Kim delivers inspirational and transformational messages to audiences across Connecticut through her consulting practice, Kim Pita Peaces and at her new Love Your Mental Health Art & Wellness studio in Chester.
Kim's work focuses specifically on transitional branding and marketing, sharing wisdom gained from sometimes-messy life experiences. She helps individuals, family-owned and small businesses, and non-profits in transition get from a place of chaos and uncertainty to a position of harmony and prominence. She does this by designing and implementing critical operational strategies internally and launching relevant brand stories and integrated marketing externally.
After working on Capitol Hill, Kim co-founded and grew Pita Communications (dba The Pita Group), a multi-million dollar marketing agency for 15 years. While at the The Pita Group, she developed a thriving company culture, which fueled employees for greatness. She also nurtured successful relationships with clients ranging from Fortune 50 companies (Aetna, UnitedHealth International) to state agencies (tourism, public health and education), from small businesses to national and local non-profit organizations.
Throughout her career, she has served on multiple Boards of Directors, including the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA), Girl Scouts of Connecticut, Hartford Children's Theatre, Rocky Hill Chamber of Commerce and Rebuilding Together Hartford. Kim is the past chairwoman of Mental Health Connecticut Board of Directors, where she championed the organization's 110th anniversary $110K fundraising campaign. She was also recently elected to the Board of Directors of Copper Beech Institute, a New England mindfulness center.
An advocate for empowering women, Kim is a member of Senior Executive Women's Network and United Way's Women United, as well as a past member of The Town & County Club and Connecticut Women's Council. She most recently joined the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association, the Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce, the National Speakers Association of CT and the Merchants of Chester.
She received the coveted 40 Under 40 Award from the Hartford Business Journal in 1999 at the age of 31. And at age 37, she was the youngest (at the time) to receive the Alumni Achievement Award from Framingham State University, where she now serves on the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Kim earned the prestigious Women Redefining Media Leadership Badge from Girl Scouts of Connecticut in 2014, and most recently was inducted into the Carol R. Virostek Academy of Women Leaders, an honor bestowed by the YWCA of New Britain.
Kim lives in Old Saybrook with her two teenagers, Jordan and Alexandra, and snowshoe cat Haze Hendrix and tabby Ginger Snap.