By Lisa Davanzo
Public Relations Specialist & Account Ally
I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you why I’m so excited to have accepted a position as Public Relations Specialist and Account Ally at Pushing the Envelope. I grew up in North Carolina and graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Communications from East Carolina University…Go Pirates! I moved to Fort Myers less than two years ago and have been on the lookout for the “perfect place” to advance my career. What ultimately drew me to join the PTE family was the dedication and passion everyone here has for providing superior service for our clients.
It’s hard to believe that I’ve been out of college for almost a decade now. When I started this journey, I was dead set on becoming a news reporter. It wasn’t until getting involved in The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) during my last two years of college that I realized my true love for PR and marketing. My first real career job landed me in a support role for a busy media department at an academic medical center. After more than two years, I was promoted to media relation’s manager and most of my days were spent writing news releases, managing media inquiries and pitching news stories. Since then I’ve held positions in Public Relations consulting, editorial writing, and search engine optimization.
It’s these experiences that have led me to where I am today. I love all the facets that make up communications and it’s often hard to find positions where you can have your hands in everything. At PTE my primary responsibility will include project management, public relations, community relations, reputation management, marketing and new media. In reality I have the opportunity to work from one spectrum to the next on any given day and I couldn’t be happier about that!
While I feel like I’ve learned a lot from my years of experience, I am excited about all the new skills I will develop in my new position at PTE. If you have any tips or just want to say hi, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org