Who: Natalie P. Mikolich is founder of npm | pr in Boca Raton and a publicist specializing in sports, fitness, health, luxury lifestyle, events and athletes. She was named the 2016 chair of the Public Relations Society of America’s Entertainment and Sports Section.
Experience: Founder of npm | pr; Manhattan Sports Business Academy communications manager (2013-2015); #SBWeek (Sports Business Week) Miami co-host (2014-2015).
Education: University of Miami, communication — double major in public relations and psychology.
Sports: University of Miami women’s varsity tennis team member; University of Florida women’s tennis team 2003 NCAA Division I champions; University of Florida women’s tennis team 2003 Southeast Conference champions; Top 5 nationally ranked junior tennis player in the U.S.; top 120 ranking in the ITF; member of United States Tennis Association national team.
On the board
Top goal: To present a stellar panel session at the 2016 PRSA International Conference and host our first national networking event specifically for those who work in sports and entertainment PR.
Opportunity: South Florida is one of the largest growing sports business communities in the U.S., whether in public relations/communications or other areas such as event operations, marketing, sales and partnership activation.
Getting there: In this industry, it is important to first learn the fundamentals and receive an education and degree in public relations, to gain experience through internships and jobs. Relationships with those we work with, including the media, are developed over time. Networking events such as #SBWeek Miami and organizations like PRSA help with career development, resources and creating a strong network.
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