Stuart is a former “Fort Lauderdale News” (“South Florida Sun-Sentinel”) reporter. He was chapter president of Public Relations Society of America; vice president of American Public Relations Society; chairman Society of American Travel Writers’ Associates Council; president, Society of Professional Journalists Miami Chapter; and as a member of the University of Florida College of Journalism Public Relations Advisory Council.
Senior Vice President
Andy is the immediate past PR Committee chair for the Visit Florida tourism promotion organization and is a member of Society of American Travel Writers, Florida Outdoor Writers Association and Outdoor Writers of America. He was managing editor of the daily University of Florida newspaper, a news editor for the “Miami Beach Sun Reporter,” a photojournalist for United Press International and spent three years with Miami’s NBC television affiliate, WTVJ.
Executive Vice President
Buck has extensive experience as a writer and editor of magazines, business publications and newspapers, among them the in-flight magazines of USAir and United Airlines. In addition to covering both the retail and wholesale travel industry for five years as an associate editor, he was cruise editor of “ASTA Agency Management” magazine — the monthly publication of the American Society of Travel Agents — for three years.
Julie joined the cruise industry in 1996 and has both shipboard and shoreside experience. Responsibilities include writing press releases and marketing copy, managing social media and blogs, crafting social media content, organizing and hosting press trips, and fulfilling media requests. Prior to joining NewmanPR, she served as public relations manager for Cunard Line where she spearheaded the media effort for the launch of Queen Mary 2. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.
Senior Account Executive
Carol resides in Key West and handles daily activities for the agency’s longest ongoing account — the Florida Keys & Key West tourism council. She has more than 20 years’ experience writing about and publicizing tourism, entertainment and special events. She wrote the nonfiction book “Diving into Glory,” and co-directs the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition with Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter, author Lorian Hemingway.
Daniel provides media relations and account management support with the responsibilities of executing media coverage, fulfilling media requests, drafting press releases and social media content, as well as hosting press trips. Previously he served as an account executive at Hill+Knowlton Strategies where he provided crisis communications support and successfully implemented PR campaigns for multinational corporate clients across industries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from St. Olaf College and a master’s degree in public relations from the University of Miami.
Laura is account executive for the Florida Keys & Key West, with responsibilities of executing media coverage, promotions and press trips for the unique destination. She is a seasoned journalist with experience in travel trade and cruise magazines, newspapers and television. Laura has lived bicoastal in greater Seattle and Key West, working for Reuters and other media, covering daily breaking news and features. Laura belongs to SKAL International Miami and Society of American Travel Writers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University and an editing certificate from University of Washington.
Media Relations Manager
Katie, media relations manager for the Florida Keys & Key West, is originally from New York City and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Tulane University. Katie’s responsibilities include coordinating individual and group media trips, answering media requests and writing press materials.
Media Relations Manager
Ashley, media relations manager for the Florida Keys & Key West, is a media professional with both in-house and agency public relations experience. Prior to joining NewmanPR, she implemented PR campaigns for various hospitality clients and has also served as the PR representative for Jungle Island, one of South Florida’s longest running attractions. She coordinates individual and group media trips, facilitates media requests and writes press materials. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida International University.
Lauren works on the Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Banana Coast accounts. Her roles include compiling media coverage reports, writing social media content, helping to plan and execute special events and writing press materials. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida International University.
Julie lives in Marathon, Florida, and handles agency activities for the Upper and Middle Keys regions for the Florida Keys & Key West account and serves as Web editor for the official site of the tourism council, www.fla-keys.com. An experienced diver and seasoned freelance writer, she has published articles in cruise, adventure travel and lifestyle magazines, as well as authored two travel career guidebooks.
Account Support Specialist
Sydney provides a variety of services to the agency account teams and executives. Her responsibilities include compiling daily media coverage reports, creating daily electronic newsletters, drafting social media content and managing office operations. Prior to NewmanPR, She served as a Public Relations Specialist at Styles Saves Non-Profit Organization where she spent the majority of her time writing press releases, pitch letters, invitations and other materials. Sydney holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications from Nova Southeastern University.
Sandy has more than 20 years of accounting experience and has been with the agency since 2010. She coordinates billing and frequently interfaces with the fiscal operations personnel within the client organizations. Sandy holds a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Florida International University.