— more than just a publicist—

President of Bettie Bomb, Inc., Rebecca Kussmann has 13 years experience in the field, specializing in lifestyle brands and businesses in the Chicagoland area. Rebecca concentrates on local businesses and regional divisions working with such names as Lettuce Entertain You, Tommy Bahama, Terlato Wines, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Intimacy, and Snap Kitchen.

Focusing on event promotion, Rebecca spearheads PR and media initiatives for conferences and galas to multi-day festivals. Such events include Chicago House Speaker Series presenting Madeleine K. Albright, Whoopi Goldberg, Kenneth Cole, Hillary Clinton and Laverne Coxe (2010-14), Grey Goose Chicago Beach Polo World Cup (2011), Martha Stewart’s Wedding Party (2013), Taste Talks Festival & Conference (2014-15), Taylor Street Festa Italiana (2012-13), Good Food Festival & Conference (2015-16), International Table Tennis Festival (2012) and Wine Enthusiast’s Toast of the Town (2012).

Rebecca resides in the Northwest suburbs with her husband Michael and their children Jackson, Uma and “furbabies,” Pouka and Alfie.


Rebecca is a class act to work with. Her positive attitude and ability to come up with visual elements for whatever story or segment I’m looking for makes her my first choice to call. We’ve worked on several segments together and I’ve always been pleased. Recently we did several live shots on the CBS 2 Chicago Morning Show from a salon showing off hairstyles and dresses for Prom. All I did was ask for a prom segment and she was able to pull all the elements together for a fun, lively segment complete with hairstylists, models and amazing gowns. She only had a short time to put it together and she did an outstanding job. I’m looking forward to working with Rebecca again soon!

- Tracy O’Brien // WBBM-TV Supervising Producer -