Meet the Panelist - Kari Hess

Kari Hess is an acquisition equipment specialist and salesperson with AbelCine, a leader in equipment sales, education and rental to the Production Industry. Kari heads up Abel's Midwestern Production Sales division from an office here in the Chicagoland area. She is a former news photographer turned sales associate with 22 years of experience in the acquisition side of our industry. She has taught seminars and private classes on subjects ranging from "ENG Field Lighting" & "Choosing The Proper HD Camera Package" to custom equipment trainings on various cameras and stabilization systems to groups small and large.

Kari is a former news photographer turned sales associate with 19 years of experience in the acquisition side of our industry. She has taught industry seminars and private classes on subjects ranging from “ENG Field Lighting” to “Choosing The Proper HD Camera Package” to groups small and large.

Kari, a graduate of the University of Iowa’s Communication, Broadcasting and Film program, joined the Abel team in 2008. She heads up Abel’s Midwestern Production Sales from their newest regional location in Chicago.