HONOLULU (February 8, 2018) – Bennet Group Strategic Communications, one of Hawaii’s top public relations agencies, has promoted Kalli Abernathy to account manager and hired Hilary Denison as account coordinator.

“Our firm has experienced steady growth and success, which allows us to bring on fresh talent while retaining and promoting seasoned staff members,” says Joan Bennet, president and CEO of Bennet Group. “Kalli Abernathy has shown tremendous advancement in her strategic abilities and rightfully earns a position in our management team. Hilary Denison brings fresh perspective and insights to an ever-changing industry, positioning her as an exemplary new team member.”

Kalli Abernathy was promoted from senior account executive to account manager, where she will oversee and continue to develop the firm’s growing travel/tourism and hospitality practice. Kalli’s ability to think 360 degrees allows her to strategize effective client solutions in Hawaii’s unique travel/tourism industry. Kalli has been with the firm for more than two years and is dedicated to giving back to the community and to advancing the public relations profession. She currently volunteers with Hawaii Literacy and serves as the communications co-chair for the Public Relations Society of America, Hawaii Chapter.

Hilary Denison majored in Communications at Chaminade University of Honolulu and is passionate about public affairs, social media communications and real estate and development. She brings to the team a great understanding and appreciation for Hawaii as well as a serious dedication to its progression through communications.

Bennet Group, which proudly celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2017, continues to be thoughtful, forward-thinking, creative communications partners for its clients.


About Bennet Group Strategic Communications

Bennet Group Strategic Communications provides full-service public relations and strategic communications counsel to a variety of businesses in Hawaii and the U.S. mainland. The firm provides corporate communications, public affairs and public policy, media training, crisis communications, social media, integrated marketing and issues management, among other services. More information is available on its website or Facebook at