Jennifer Valdes, account director of rbb Communications, an integrated communications agency and Champion of Breakout Brands™, was tapped as president of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Miami Chapter. Additionally, rbb’s Michael Radlick, an account executive, was named secretary, and Sandra Fine, senior vice president and director of results measurements, will continue to serve as an assembly delegate for the organization.
“One of the most powerful methods of helping our clients not only meet but exceed their goals is to ensure our professionals are consistently bringing new trends, tools and learnings to the table,” said Christine Barney, CEO of rbb Communications. “Through their service at PRSA, Jennifer, Michael, and Sandra will continue the tradition of industry leadership that rbb has fostered, and we are proud of both their talent and their commitment to advancing the profession.”
Valdes has been a member of PRSA Miami since 2008. Previously, she served as chair of the endowment committee, treasurer and president-elect. She also received the PRSA Miami Chapter Achiever Award in 2013. Valdes is the sixth member of rbb Communications to lead a local PRSA Chapter. With nearly 10 years of public relations experience, Valdes provides strategic counsel and media expertise for the firm’s travel and tourism-focused clients. She currently serves as a board member of Communities in Schools of Miami.
Radlick has been a member of PRSA Miami since 2014, and was previously chair of the digital communications committee, implementing the organization’s social media strategy and managing its website content. He provides media relations support for the firm’s national and regional clients in consumer and B2B sectors, including accounting and financial services, international logistics, education, and commercial real estate.
Fine joined PRSA Miami in 2008, and has filled a variety of roles including president, chair of the college relations committee, board member at large, secretary and president-elect. She is accredited in public relations (APR) by PRSA and serves as a judge for the organization’s prestigious Silver Anvil awards. Fine has managed several award-winning client campaigns that have garnered the agency top recognition including a Silver Anvil from the Public Relations Society of America for reputation/brand management and a Gold SABRE from the Holmes Report for corporate reputation. In addition, she was named to the South Florida Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list, a list celebrating top executives in South Florida under 40 who have made substantial contributions in their industry, companies and community, and to PR News’ 15 to Watch list. She is a United Way Young Leader and involved in Leadership Florida.
About rbb Communications
rbb is an integrated communications agency that champions Breakout Brands. Through proprietary research, rbb inspires companies with insights to create customer passion that delivers bottom line results. rbb’s family of brands offer media relations, digital marketing, influencer engagement, corporate communications, social media management and creative services/advertising. Specialty practices include consumer products/services, travel & leisure, health, sports & entertainment, professional services, and higher education. With offices in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, the firm also has an international network that extends across more than 50 countries through its partnership in PROI Worldwide, the largest global network of independent communications agencies. For more information, call (305) 448-7457.
About the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
With more than 31,000 members, PRSA is the largest organization of public relations professionals and students. PRSA is comprised of 111 local Chapters organized into 10 geographic Districts; 16 Professional Interest Sections that focus on issues, trends and research relevant to specialized practice areas, such as technology, health care, financial communications, entertainment and sports, and travel tourism; and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), which has more than 300 Chapters at colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. PRSA is headquartered in New York.[/fusion_text]