Ginny Kronsted is the founder and leader of GJK Associates, Inc. Ginny (GJ) brings a diverse background in sales, management and small business entrepreneurship. As a consultant and executive, she has launched businesses and managed multi-million dollar projects to successful completion. Thanks to her depth of experience across industries and markets, she has cultivated a knack for identifying and leveraging her clients’ unique positions within niche markets.
Through her career Ginny has held executive positions in a wide variety of industries including, real estate, construction, food service, non-profit fundraising, insurance, retail and construction. A New Jersey native, she co-owned the state’s first certified woman-owned plumbing and heating supply business – an experience that taught her many remarkable lessons that she shares with her clients today.
In 2009, after moving to the Chicago area, Ginny founded GJK Associates, a media consulting firm that specializes in online and offline engagement marketing. There, she works closely with her clients to develop and implement smart, effective and affordable online and social media marketing strategies. She also provides media management resources and training, as part of her holistic approach to building a trusted business partnership with each client. In 2012, GJK Associates was honored to be nominated for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award.
An in-demand speaker and trainer, Ginny is as passionate about her community as she is about her business. She served on the Executive Committee of the Fox Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 2013 Chair of the Women in Business Executive Board for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Aurora Republican Women, Chairman of the Board for the Chicago Area Association for Female Executives and Entrepreneurs, Chicago Area Ambassador for the Women’s News Bureau and Chair of the Public Relations Committee for the Illinois Federation of Republican Women. She is currently Vice Chairman of the Leadership Development Committee for the National Federation of Republican Women.