MIAMI, FL – November 17, 2011 – Miami-based public relations and marketing firm Schwartz Media Strategies announces that Kelly Penton has been promoted to the role of Senior Account Director. In this capacity, Ms. Penton will spearhead media relations and marketing campaigns and lend strategic counsel to clients in the firm’s professional and legal services, municipal affairs, real estate and arts practices.
Since joining the firm as Account Director in late 2010, Ms. Penton has been involved in the management of comprehensive public relations and marketing campaigns for clients including the Miami Downtown Development Authority, the Resorts World Miami and Brickell House real estate developments, Miami Art Museum, Adrienne Arsht Center, Bilzin Sumberg, and Lydecker Diaz.
“Kelly has been a tremendous addition to our firm since day one,” said Tadd Schwartz, president of Schwartz Media Strategies. “As we strategically expand our client base in growth areas and make key additions to our team, we will continue to emphasize the importance of grooming our talent from within. Kelly’s understanding of the media and marketing landscape, coupled with her ability to foster strong client relationships and deliver expert counsel, puts her in position to excel at our firm over the long-term.”
Ms. Penton has more than a decade of experience in public relations and community affairs prior to joining Schwartz Media Strategies, having served as director of communications for the City of Miami and press secretary in the Office of the Mayor from 2001-2009. She directed communications for FairDistrictsFlorida.org, a successful statewide redistricting reform campaign, in 2010.
Ms. Penton serves on the steering committee for Miami Art Museum’s MAM Contemporaries young professionals group and on the board of directors for the Injured Officers Assistance Fund. A Miami native, she earned a master’s degree in business administration from Florida international University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from the Florida State University.