Our Team.

The Casilio Team

Casilio Communications takes pride in our extensive network of creative professionals. The variety of Casilio Communications members and vendors helps fit the right people for the right project, with expertise that will result in a higher quality outcome, at a reasonable cost.


Chrissy Casilio-Bluhm Headshot
Chrissy Casilio-Bluhm
Owner
chrissy@casiliocommunications.com
C: 716-830-3704

It’s obvious when meeting Chrissy that she has a passion for Western New York and her life long home of Clarence.

After earning a degree in English, Philosophy and Journalism from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Chrissy was a Marketing Account Manager at Entercom Buffalo. She worked with numerous local businesses on marketing strategies, advertising campaigns and brand building. She quickly rose to the top of pack, winning the President’s Circle Award for top performance in the Buffalo market after only two years on the job.

In a move to better help her clients, Chrissy was a founding partner at a start-up advertising agency Shovel The Sidewalk, LLC. Within the first year, she helped the company fast track in growth to gain a strong local presence, while expanding the client base throughout the North East.

In January 2014, Casilio Communications, LLC was founded as a woman owned business that specializes in improving business communications by emphasizing the importance of “listening” in all marketing and advertising initiatives. Her approach to marketing and advertising is designed to improve internal and external communications, while enhancing relationships.

Chrissy is a proud, third generation member of the Clarence Rotary Club. She is currently serving as Past-President of the Club and was the youngest President in the Club’s history.  She has previously served as the club’s Secretary, Treasurer, and President-Elect.  She is also the Public Relations Chair for the U.S. region of Rotary District 7090. A past Clarence Rotary “Rotarian of the Year” for her work with the club’s fundraising efforts and social media initiatives, Chrissy is also a member of the Clarence Chamber of Commerce and assists the Marketing Committee for the Alzheimer’s Association of WNY. She is also a member of The Buffalo Business First “30 under 30” Class of 2013.

Chrissy is a frequent guest speaker at various business workshops and local colleges, where she speaks about social media, marketing, brand building and public relations. Balancing business, public service, and family is a generations’ old family tradition.  Chrissy’s grandfather, the late Pat Casilio, founded one of Western New York’s leading real estate and development firms, but also instilled the importance of giving back to the community. That spirit lives on at Casilio Companies, which is now lead by Chrissy’s father, Pat Casilio, Junior, and is something Chrissy hopes to instill at Casilio Communications.

Through her work with Casilio Communications and her work in the community, Chrissy strives to maintain Pat, Sr’s high standards and balance of work, family, and philanthropy that has made the Casilio name a trusted one in Western New York for over 50 years.


Kellie can appreciate the Casilio tradition of balancing hard work, family and philanthropy. It’s not just because of her work experience, it’s because it’s in her blood. A granddaughter of Pat Casilio Senior, Kellie joined her cousin Chrissy at Casilio Communications after building an extensive writing portfolio during her time as a student at the University at Buffalo, and post college work. She started her writing as a copywriter for Gelia Wells & Mohr, followed by work as an Account Coordinator for Trellis Marketing. Additionally, she free-lances as an Entertainment Editor for Artvoice Newsweekly.

At Casilio Communications, Kellie oversees quality control, project coordination and copywriting.


Steve Cichon
Public Relations/Copywriting

After 20 years of working in Buffalo radio and television, including several years as the News Director for WBEN, Steve joined the ranks of the small business world by founding Buffalo Stories LLC.  Just like he did behind the mic, Steve specializes in helping businesses “tell their story”, through honesty, humility, hard work, and encouraging clients to “keep it simple.” Always with an eye and ear for what speaks to Western New Yorkers, Steve plays a pivotal role with Casilio Communications in crafting strategic marketing and public relations strategies for WNY and beyond.  He’s written three books (and writing a few more), writes daily about Buffalo history at BuffaloNews.com, is an Adjunct Communications Professor at Medaille College, and has worn bow ties since the ’80s.  For more information about Steve go to buffalostories.com.


Al Hebeler
Graphic Design

With over 20 years of graphic design experience, Al has built a vast portfolio of work, including major projects such as Fisher-Price, and the Buffalo Bills. He specializes in branding and identity, and oversees a majority of the graphic design work at Casilio Communications, and will personally meet with the clients in order to best reflect their personality and identity through his work. To view Al’s portfolio visit hebelergraphics.com.


Greg Bauch
Copywriting

Greg Bauch’s experience as a writer, broadcaster and blogger has helped him gain notoriety in Buffalo.  Formerly a producer and personality at WGR, Greg has dramatically expanded his writing portfolio and now oversees web content writing at Casilio Communications.  He specializes in creative writing that maximizes SEO rankings for businesses.


Mike Gluck
Copywriting

Mike Gluck led the creative direction for Casilio Communications, as well as for several other clients throughout Western New York. Mike is particularly talented in digging up details for creative projects, and viewing creative strategies from various perspectives. You can view Mike’s portfolio at Gluckworks.com.


Kevin Evanetski
Social Media

Kevin Evanetski and Casilio Communications founder, Chrissy Casilio-Bluhm began their marketing careers together at Entercom Buffalo, where they shared office space and a similar work ethic for their clients. Kevin was thinking outside the box, and embracing the power of social media before the term even existed. He is nationally recognized for his work and specialty in crafting a strategy while encouraging the “social” side of social media. Besides overseeing social media for Casilio Communications, Kevin additionally has clients both locally and nationally through his company Social Yeah, and continues to be one of the top experts in the country through his work. For more information about Kevin and his team at Social, visit socialyeah.com.