Cindy Ratzlaff and Kathy Kinney met doing children’s theater at college one very hot, muggy, Wisconsin summer and have been friends now for over 30 years.
Cindy began her public relations and marketing career at Simon & Schuster Audio and Pocket Books. Lured away by Rodale Inc. she served as Associate Publisher and Vice President of Brand Marketing, creating the first New York Times bestsellers in the 68-year history of the company, Dr. Shapiro’s Picture Perfect Weight Loss, Dr. Perricone’s The Wrinkle Cure, Jorge Cruise’s 8 Minutes in the Morning and The South Beach Diet by Dr. Arthur Agatston. She is president of her own marketing and brand strategy firm, Brand New Brand You and is a founding partner at the social media firm Supreme Social Media.
Kathy is best known for her iconic role as Mimi Bobeck on the long running The Drew Carey Show. She has acted in over a dozen films and guest-stared on numerous television shows and may currently be seen in a recurring role on the ABC Family hit series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Kathy, whose background is in improvisational comedy, toured with Drew Carey and the Improv All Stars for the USO in Iraq and Saudi Arabia and may still be seen performing with them around the country. Currently co-producing a project for children on the Internet aimed at furthering literacy and keeping alive the joy of books, Kathy may also be seen in the title role of Mrs. P at mrsp.com.