Burns was promoted to this new position after serving as Vice President since 2019 and Account Director before that. Burns has played an integral role at BoardroomPR since she joined the award-winning firm in 2012. As a communications professional for nearly twenty years, she specializes in media relations and crisis communications, working with clients in a variety of industries including real estate, healthcare and education.
Some of Burns’ most prestigious projects include developing complex media strategies that bring national attention to multi-million dollar luxury real estate projects and, as part of the firm’s crisis management team, crafting delicate communications plans disseminated with utmost swiftness and diligence.
As an instrumental player in developing and maintaining client relationships and generating new business for BoardroomPR, Burns uses her previous experience as an Executive Producer at WPLG/Local 10, the ABC News affiliate in Miami, to compose stories and strategies that have the biggest impact for her clients.
“Laura is a true leader in our firm and has shown year after year her commitment to our clients and our company. Her incredible journalism background, combined with her unwavering professionalism and dedication has made her a true asset to our team,” said Julie Talenfeld, CEO and founder of BoardroomPR. “She is very deserving of this new position and we look forward to watching her continued success.”
“I am fortunate to be surrounded by talented colleagues and amazing clients who always push me to be my best,” said Burns. “We are truly a team at BoardroomPR and I look forward to taking on this new leadership role and continuing to help our team move forward.”
Burns is an active member of the community with her involvement in the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, Urban Land Institute’s Women’s Leadership Initiative, and ATHENA Women’s Leadership. She was previously a mentor for Women of Tomorrow, a group that brings together highly accomplished professional women with small groups of at-risk high school girls.
Burns graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She is a South Florida native and splits her time between the firm’s South Florida and Orlando offices.
BoardroomPR is among the largest PR and integrated marketing agencies in Florida specializing in media relations, online marketing, branding, public affairs and crisis communications. The award-winning firm has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Naples and West Palm Beach. The recipe for much of Boardroom’s success has come from its experienced staff’s opportunistic approach, energy and uncanny ability to convert a client’s vision into a workable plan that gets them where they want to go. BoardroomPR crafts public relations campaigns that bridge new and traditional media to generate newspaper, magazine, trade journal, radio, television coverage and online media through its customized game plans designed to accomplish client objectives. Online services include website and blog development and marketing, social media management, Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). For more information, visit www.boardroompr.com.