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Member Spotlight

November

Joseph Abreu, APR

Hi, I’m Joseph Abreu, and I’ve had a joyful year. Of course, I’m kidding. The truth is that my love for cruises, brunch with bottomless mimosas, and visits the Container Store, have all been ripped from my heart during the pandemic. And I’m not good at making my own cosmopolitans, so it’s been a little rough.

Being in charge of communications and emergency management at my office has been quite eventful and time consuming these months. Just like many of you, my life went from planning large campaigns and events to ordering branded face masks and scheduling countless Zoom webinars. Work and clients have been a challenge to keep up with, but what I love about our profession is how we are challenged to adapt to a new adventure every day. Fortunately, I did receive good news in the midst of the pandemic.

This July, I was slated by the PRSA Board of Directors to serve as national secretary in 2021. I previously served as the Sunshine District Director on the board from 2018-2019, and I have served in leadership roles on the chapter to national levels since 2006. I’ve proudly helped build awards, accreditation, and professional development programs for chapters and districts across the country. I was honored to receive the 2015 Trailblazer Award from the Sunshine District, and the 2018 Hall of Fame Award from the Palm Beach Chapter. It all started in college at UF as a PRSSA member in the early 2000s. Yes, I’m a lifer, and nothing can save me now.

When I’m not spending time in virtual PRSA meetings – or glued to my desk in my home office staring at my dusty Peloton – you can find me out and about, masked up. I live in Port St. Lucie with my husband and Beagle, so I’m less than two hours from the Orlando Premium Outlets and the theme parks. I also tend to take short weekend escapes to Naples where I got married or Tampa to visit my best friends – who I met through PRSA and on cruise ships, by the way.

In this gloomy world of uncertainty and division, I’ll leave you with my favorite motto that I always strive to live by: Do not stress about anything out of my control. It helps keep me grounded, patient, positive, and hopeful. Stay safe and healthy, friends.


SPOTLIGHT is a new feature to PRSA Palm Beach member communications. If you would like to be included, send 200 words and a photo to Karen Galanaugh, APR at [email protected].

October

Marlon LeWinter

My name is Marlon LeWinter. I live in Delray Beach and am the Founder and CEO of NRGized Media. For nine years I handled the PR for Under Armour. Moved to Florida to work with Venus Williams and her clothing line EleVen until starting NRGized Media

As my LinkedIn profile will tell you, I take SUCH pride in my job and meeting new people. I think this entire world is built on surrounding yourself with the people who share the same passion and energy and drive.

Fun fact, I actually proposed to my wife LIVE on the TODAY Show. We were also featured in Buzzfeed and the Sunday New York Times.

I have a proven track record of securing great coverage for my clients. You may appreciate my work with the American Cornhole League, taking a backyard game known primarily for tailgating and turning it into a professional sport.

I also am proud that for the second consecutive year, I have been named a finalist for a Platinum PR award. Winners are announced late October.

I have been a PRSA member for 4 years serving on the Sports and Entertainment committee. This year has been a bit challenging (not just for COVID) as my wife Ashley and I welcomed our second child – my son Spencer – into the world 20 weeks ago. My daughter Jordyn is 2.5 years old.


SPOTLIGHT is a new feature to PRSA Palm Beach member communications. If you would like to be included, send 200 words and a photo to Karen Galanaugh, APR at [email protected].