Elliot Tomaeno – Founder of Astrsk

Elliot Tomaeno - Founder of Astrsk

Connect with as many people as you can in an authentic way. Listen and become genuinely interested in those around you — whether you’re in a board meeting or at the grocery store. Elliot Tomaeno, founder of Astrsk, understands the intersection between tech and PR. As one of Business Insider’s “50 Best Public Relations People […]

Megan Fazio – President of NEON Public Relations

[quote style=”boxed”]Philosophically, employing The Golden Rule “Treat others the way you want to be treated”… if everyone put themselves in the shoes of people they deal with on a daily basis, the world would be a much happier place. I doubt anyone wishes to be backstabbed, talked down to, etc.[/quote] Megan Fazio is the president […]

Hope Katz Gibbs – Founder and President of The Inkandescent Group

[quote style=”boxed”]Tell the truth. The biggest PR mistake anyone can make is to be afraid to speak their piece and stand by their word. [/quote] Long-time journalist, entrepreneur, and owner of Inkandescent Public Relations, Hope Katz Gibbs started her career as a newspaper and magazine reporter after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. After […]

Kelly Reeves – Founder and CEO of KLR Communications

[quote style=”boxed”]Someone who is willing to take risks; someone who has a lot of faith; someone who can take the ups with the downs and roll with the punches. [/quote] Kelly Reeves is the founder and CEO of KLR Communications, a boutique PR agency located in southern California with expertise in technology, lifestyle and automotive. With […]

Don Broekelmann – Executive Vice President at Influence & Co

[quote style=”boxed”]”You can’t be confident that you’re solving a problem that your customers have if you don’t actually talk to them and learn about their problems.”[/quote] Don Broekelmann is the Executive Vice President at Influence & Co., a professional branding firm based out of Columbia, Missouri. Don works with Influence & Co.’s In-Residence program, which […]

Brittany Dowell – Vice President at Influence & Co

[quote style=”boxed”]”I think trying to help others in a community is the best thing for an entrepreneur to do.”[/quote] Brittany Dowell is Vice President of Publications at Influence & Co., a thought leadership and content marketing firm that assists experts and brands in growing their influence by getting bylined articles published in the world’s leading online […]

Leslie Richin – Founder of Low Maintenance PR

[quote style=”boxed”]Read. Write. Attend networking events and conduct massive amounts of research on things that inspire you.[/quote] Leslie Richin is a freelance social media strategist, publicist, writer and founder of Low Maintenance PR. Since starting her own company, Low Maintenance PR in 2009, Leslie has joined forces on social media and PR based projects for […]

Dana Humphrey – PR Consultant and Owner at Whitegate PR

Dana Humphrey is the lead Marketing and PR Consultant and Owner at Whitegate PR with experience publicizing small and large businesses, artists, authors and non-profits in the U.S. and abroad, with a specific focus in consumer, professional services and retail industries – especially in the pet industry! After working “in-house” in San Diego and New […]

Alle Fister – Principal of Bollare Communications

[quote style=”boxed”]Taking big ideas down to action-able tasks that feel manageable and approachable for myself or our team members is key![/quote] Alle Fister is the Principal of Bollare Communications, a bi-coastal beauty, fashion and lifestyle public relations and communications firm. After graduating from Pepperdine University with a dual-degree in Communications and Marketing, Fister began her […]

Rakia Reynolds – Owner of SkaiBlue Media

[quote style=”boxed”]The one failure I encountered was that I failed to set expectations early on in the workplace. I feel as though I did not stress to my team the importance of my vision. In doing so, it lead to a dysfunctional workplace.[/quote] Since graduating from Temple University’s Fox School of Business with a degree […]