Give a brief explanation of your job.
Ranked Orlando’s No. 1 meetings destination, Hyatt Regency Orlando is the second largest convention hotel for the Hyatt brand. As marketing manager, my role encompasses all aspects of the marketing mix – creative, public relations, digital ecommerce, social media, to name a few. Our team is responsible for increasing awareness and revenue, as well as engagement with our guests, clients and colleagues.
How long have you been a part of FPRA? Why did you join? #myFPRA
I joined FPRA in 2010 because I wanted to meet likeminded professionals and learn best practices. I recently returned to FPRA after moving out of the country. It’s been great to be back to re-connect with the local industry, and old friends!
What’s your favorite FPRA event?
Media Mashup. It’s the most efficient way to meet with an abundance of media and local professionals alike, to take a pulse on what’s important in our community and how we can align our communications strategies.
Tell us about an exciting achievement.
Earlier this year we welcomed our first daughter, Ryan Nicole, and becoming a mom is hands down my most exciting achievement ever.
First job: I started my career as a public relations coordinator with MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas where I specialized in international media relations and major broadcast, and was a part of the opening team of CityCenter which is the largest privately-funded development in United States history.
Tell us something people may not know about you.
I’m in the final stretch of earning a master’s degree in behavioral economics from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Two semesters left!