Woman in PR: Nicole Rodrigues, NRPR Group Founder & CEO


Nicole Rodrigues is the CEO and Founder of NRPR Group, an agency based in Beverly Hills, CA.

She’s a seasoned publicist and social media marketing pro with 17 years of experience under her belt, executing strategic campaigns for some of the biggest names in the business such as Yahoo!, Dolby, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony PlayStation, Hulu, M-GO, Toon Hero, Demand Media, MobiTV, and the Oakland Raiders. Read more…

Woman in PR: Phyllis K. Ershowsky, Owner, PKE Marketing & PR Solutions


As one whose primary interests revolve around reading, writing and listening to other people’s stories, there could be no better career for Phyllis K. Ershowsky than public relations. Over the past 30 years she has had some extraordinary opportunities that have provided a well-rounded professional experience: in-house corporate PR and marketing at the start of her career; public information officer for a county-level government official; full-service marketing/PR agency; and for the past nine years, her own practice and consultancy, PKE Marketing & PR Solutions. Phyllis also taught PR as an adjunct for three years, which she says was an incredibly rewarding experience. She tells Women in PR USA that she hopes to teach again someday! Read more…

Woman in PR: Sabrina Lynch, Vice President at Zeno Group


Sabrina Lynch, Vice President Consumer Marketing at Zeno Group, specializes in creative planning, development and management of integrated brand-marketing campaigns spanning America, Europe and Australasia. She contributes to Forbes.com, Huffington Post and PR Week. Read more…

Woman in PR: Michelle Messenger Garrett, Garrett Public Relations


Michelle Messenger Garrett, is a results-driven PR consultant, strategist and award-winning writer with more than 20 years of experience working with companies ranging in size from start-ups to large corporations such as HP, Adobe and Symantec. After spending seven years in Silicon Valley, she returned to her roots in Ohio where she leads her own consulting practice, specializing in media outreach and writing for companies who want to get noticed, especially those in the tech, B2B, manufacturing and industrial vertical markets.

Michelle has worked with clients around the world, placing hundreds of stories in publications such as USA Today, Forbes and Inc., and securing client appearances on TV news outlets including 60 Minutes and the ABC Evening News. Michelle’s articles have been featured in Entrepreneur, Ragan’s PR Daily, CIO, Muck Rack, SheKnows, AllBusiness and Small Businesses Do It Better. She is also a contributing writer for the Organization of Canadian Women in Public Relations. Read more…

Woman in PR: Sarah Kagan, Revlon Professional


Sarah Kagan, a small but powerful woman, is an ambitious public relations professional with a passion for fashion, beauty, music, food and philanthropy. Her hard work ethic, relentless ambition, positive energy and bubbly personality are what sets her a part in her personal and work life. Sarah tells Canadian Women in Public Relations that balance has been key to a healthy, successful lifestyle. When she isn’t at the office or creating content for her fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog, curlychronicles.com, she spends her time socializing, indulging in some R&R or planning her next family vacation. Read more…

Woman in PR: Leeann Froese, Co-Owner, Town Hall Brands


Leeann Froese is Co-Owner of Town Hall Brands, a marketing agency based in Vancouver BC, specializing in food, drink, and hospitality brands. She calls herself the “air traffic controller” for her company: she oversees her team while interacting with clients, building her business, and collaborating with industry and media. Outside of the office, she is a mom of two boys and very involved with the South Vancouver Little League, and as a Cub Scout Leader. (She also tells us that she secretly loves to bird watch and is a self proclaimed “bird nerd”). Read more…

Woman in PR: Alyssa Barry, PR & Investor Relations Consultant


PR & Investor Relations Consultant Alyssa Barry, has had an incredible career to-date. She has worked with some of the best companies and top-notch leaders in Vancouver. She tells the Organization of Canadian Women in Public Relations that before she went to school for PR, she wanted to become a journalist! However, as much as she enjoyed writing, she had a very strong awareness for what goes on behind the scenes – she would watch and observe how events were executed, how presentations were created, how messages were delivered, how people reacted, and how information was being shared. Read more…