Meet Our Staff

Marci Sepulveda

As co-founder and managing partner of Agent Publishing, Marci Sepulveda oversees day-to-day-operations, as well as the company’s product development and growth strategy. A veteran of the real estate industry, Ms. Sepulveda is a recognized expert in real estate training, sales and marketing management with experience working with developers, brokerages and agents. With Agent Publishing she brings her market expertise to the media side of the industry. Prior to launching Agent publishing, Ms. Sepulveda founded Circle Development, a condominium conversion firm and worked with various major marketing, development and brokerage companies in strategic development and training. Email


Anne Hartnett

As managing partner of Agent Publishing, Anne Hartnett is responsible for the company’s strategic direction, corporate alliances and marketing efforts. Prior to being a co-founder of Agent Publishing in 2003, Anne successfully founded and grew Luxe Marketing Communications LLC, where she developed marketing and advertising solutions for such leading companies as Hyatt Hotels, U.S. Cellular, Coldwell Banker and several real estate developers. Anne has been a guest speaker at the magazine publishing seminars Folio Magazine’s Folio Show and Folio’s Entrepreneurial Summit. An amateur cook and gardener, Anne likes to vacation on the slopes. Email



Marie Schutt
Managing Editor/Content Strategist
Marie Schutt is the managing editor and content strategist at Chicago Agent, overseeing the editorial staff and managing day-to-day print and digital editorial operations. After graduating from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with highest honors, she landed in Chicago and forged her digital marketing, content strategy and editorial skills in the fires of several fast- paced, high-growth startup environments. In her spare time, she writes and edits fiction, travels and pursues caffeine in all forms. Email



Kit McFarland
Senior Graphic Designer

A graduate of Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, Kit studied fine arts and graphic design, and she interned with both The Bridge Journal and The Beverly Arts Center of Chicago. As Agent Publishing’s senior graphic designer, Kit primarily works as the designer of Chicago Agent magazine, and also oversees the company’s custom publications and marketing efforts, which can involve anything from photo retouching to designing brochures. A lifelong Chicagoan, Kit enjoys traveling, taking road trips and Instagraming. Email


KimJ-2013-166-retouched-1Kim Jarosz
Assistant to the Publishers

Kim Jarosz graduated from Marquette University with a degree in advertising, and gained valuable marketing – as well as real estate – experience from her first job as an office manager and marketing coordinator for a start-up real estate company. As the assistant to the publishers at Chicago Agent, Kim handles everything from managing advertising eblasts and coordinating with advertisers to helping organize and process the magazine’s client database. She provides support for the publishers and represents them at events and in communication with clients, as well. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her family and friends and is looking forward to moving to the city of Chicago in the near future. Email


James McClister
Staff Writer

In May 2014, James McClister joined the Chicago Agent team as a staff writer, bringing along a rich background in writing and research. A 2010 Illinois State University graduate, James left college bound for Washington, D.C., where he worked as a researcher, but later returned to the Windy City to pursue full-time writing. As a staff writer, James is charged with handling much of the content on two of Chicago Agent’s sister publications, Houston Agent and Miami Agent, while lending a hand with local Chicagoland stories, as well as copyediting, social media and a variety of whitepapers and special reports. In his leisure time, James is an avid rock climber, runner and musician, and enjoys gobbling up stories told through both writing and film. Email


Kate Kuszynski
Graphic Designer

After studying English and graphic design at Elmhurst College, Kate was a freelance designer before joining Agent Publishing in 2015. Splitting her time between the company’s Realtor clients and the magazine, Kate tackles everything from designing custom email campaigns to retouching photos. In her free time, Kate enjoys photography, wandering art galleries, and cheering for all Chicago sports teams. Email