PR Shake-Up: Tripicchio Sisters Leave WKT Partners

Cara and Christine Tripicchio and Marla Farrell are exiting to form Shelter PR

After more than a decade of working together, WKT Partners Annett Wolf and Lisa Kasteler are parting ways with Cara Tripicchio, Christine Tripicchio and Marla Farrell.

The Tripicchios and Farrell are forming a new public relations firm called Shelter PR, LLC, with offices in Los Angeles and New York.

The five provided the following joint statement: “We’ve created many wonderful campaigns in our years together and will always be grateful for the time spent as associates.  We remain supportive of one another and respect the career choices that we’re all making."

The Tripicchios and Farrell offered the following statement: "It is with an enormous sense of excitement that we are announcing the formation of our new public relations firm Shelter PR.  We have only the utmost respect for Annett and Lisa and appreciate their guidance, wisdom, support and dedication to the growth of our careers." 

It is unclear which clients will be staying or leaving, but the Tripicchios repped such names as Steve Carell and Tina Fey. Wolf and Kasteler’s clients ranged from Kiefer Sutherland and Damien Lewis to Cate Blanchett and Ralph Fiennes.

Cara Tripicchio had been a partner at the firm along with Wolf and Kasteler and had been with the company for 17 years. Christine Tripicchio held the title of vice president and had worked for the firm collectively for 14 years. Farrell, the New York-based vice presidentm, had worked for the company for 11 years.

WKT will now be named Wolf-Kasteler Public Relation and will remain bi-coastal.