Natalie P. Mikolich, founder of the Boca Raton firm npm | pr, specializing in public relations services in the sports, fitness, health, beauty and luxury lifestyle industries, has been named the 2016 chair of the Public Relations Society of America Entertainment and Sports Section. Mikolich was part of the 2002-2003 University of Florida women’s varsity tennis team and a top five nationally ranked USTA junior tennis player. She volunteered as communications manager for the Manhattan Sports Business Academy from 2013-2014 and co-hosted the inaugural #SBWeek (Sports Business Week) Miami 2014. In her PRSA role, Mikolich will lead the Entertainment and Sports Section Executive Committee in connecting industry peers, delivering programming and offering exclusive access to high level industry professionals.
Grace Ros TurianoandJohn Heffernan have joined the national public affairs and communications firm Kivvit, formerly known as ASGK Public Strategies, as principals in its recently launched Miami office. Most recently, Heffernanwas communications manager at Miami International Airport. Ros Turiano was an account supervisor at Cone Communications in Boston.
Sasha Blaney and Jen Milton joined O’Connell & Goldberg in Hollywood as senior account executives. Alyssa Wickham joined the firm as an account executive.