Kouri Marshall

Public Engagement Strategist

Kouri is the Founder of 3K1A Strategies, and is an expert in community affairs and government relations. He is a highly driven, performance focused leader with 10+ years of experience in government affairs, non-profit management and advocacy communications. Kouri is an influencer with strong team building skills and a demonstrated ability to lead organizations forward. He is a metrics driven professional who is resilient and politically savvy.

As a public sector leader, Kouri successfully represented the interests of over 42,000 association members by connecting them to career development resources and lifting their voices to our leaders on Capitol Hill. He has also managed successful large scale electoral campaigns and served as a senior government official, working with state legislatures and other policymakers on forward thinking public policy.

Kouri is the recipient of Campaigns & Elections Magazine’s 2016 Rising Star award, one of the political industry’s most prestigious honors. Kouri is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at ChiGivesBack, is a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago’s Young Professionals Board of Directors and sits on the Loyola Hospital Chicago Gun Violence Committee.


Tara M. Bardella

Communications Strategist

Tara is a sharp digital communications and organizing professional who utilizes her skills in written and digital communications to deliver high quality products to our clients. Tara is an impeccable writer and content creator. Tara led digital communications and field management programs for well recognized campaigns and organiztions, including the 2012 Obama campaign, House Majority PAC and Democratic GAIN, as well as a variety of non-profit and other mission based organizations.