MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
On May 1, the EDC will welcome Laura Fontanills as our new Marketing and Communications Director. Fontanills brings more than 10 years of experience in local and national media relations and marketing to the organization. In her new role, she will be responsible for generating content, managing events, and engaging with local, national and international business media to gain positive coverage for Tampa and Hillsborough County and the economic development initiatives of the EDC.
Laura comes to the EDC from B2 Communications, where she served as Account Manager and managed accounts including USAmeriBank, Feld Entertainment, Ybor City Development Corporation, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and SPCA Tampa Bay. Prior to B2, she was Account Director at Common Language, a boutique PR firm in St. Petersburg, where she secured coverage for clients in top tier business and consumer media including the New York Times and Washington Post.
Highly engaged in the local community, Laura serves on the boards of Ekhos, High Hopes in High Heels and PRSA Tampa Bay and is a graduate of Leadership Tampa Bay’s Class of 2008. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and Public Relations from the University of South Florida.