BoardroomPR has been fortunate to attract top-quality professionals in the world of public relations, marketing and media. This is by design. We create a work environment that is inviting and stimulating, and we draw a diverse and fascinating roster of clients for whom the best in the industry are eager to work. Many members of our leadership team are former journalists and marketing executives. Their vast knowledge and contacts make BoardroomPR the premier firm for fast, effective public relations that continually make an impression. Our achievement in media is unsurpassed.
At BoardroomPR, however, there's more than top-notch professionalism. Our energy and eagerness make the firm so successful. Employees feel it; the media recognizes it; the clients know it. It's a tangible quality that makes BoardroomPR different - and simply better. It gives our clients the comfort they need to know that every aspect of their public relations is being handled efficiently, professionally and with enthusiasm.
JULIE SILVER TALENFELD is the President of BoardroomPR, which she founded in 1989. Her public relations, advertising, and social media skills have evolved with - often ahead of - a changing marketing and communications landscape. As the president of one of the largest independent PR firms in the state she can also claim that BoardroomPR is one of the largest public relations firms in South Florida. Julie is a student of her art and a journalist at heart. She is a former CNN associate producer and the daughter of a CBS News national correspondent. Julie earned the distinguished Alumni of Distinction Award from her alma mater, the University of Florida: College Journalism and Communications. Her pedigree provides an unparalleled news sense that translates to national and international media coverage to clients across many industries. She’s seen as a staunch brand ambassador for her clients and a well-connected source of invaluable business introductions. She also has launched and operates three unique Facebook pages, delivering heightened coverage for clients in the legal and real estate industries and as the de facto “mayor” of Plantation, Fla. Respected among her clients, peers and the community alike, Julie was named by the South Florida Business Journal as among its Most Influential Business Women and included on Florida Trend Magazine's prestigious list of the top 500 most influential community leaders. BoardroomPR has been named to the SFBJ's Top 25 Largest PR firms, Top 25 Corporate Giving and Top 25 Largest Women-Owned Businesses lists, as well as the Daily Business Review's Top PR firms three years running and Agency of the Year by the Public Relations Society of America’s Greater Fort Lauderdale Chapter. A dedicated mother and philanthropist, Julie received the prestigious JAFCO Woman of Valor Award and Jacob’s Ladder Award for community advocacy, as well as Legal Aid’s Advocacy Award. She and her husband Howard were named Community Champions by Deliver the Dream and one of South Florida’s Leading Couples by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
DON SILVER, Chief Operating Officer, is the co-chair of the firm’s Crisis Communications Practice. He brings 30-plus years of successful public relations and national marketing management experience as a corporate executive with companies such as Duracell USA, Forster Manufacturing and Park & Sun Sports. He regularly assists many of the state’s top entrepreneurs, corporations, nonprofits, schools and law firms with crisis planning, reputation management, public relations, marketing, community outreach and online and search engine marketing. Don is a frequent speaker, moderator and author on topics including: handling a crisis in your business, designing a crisis plan, dealing with traditional and social media under fire and maximizing Linkedin for your business development. He is also active in the community, where he has been chairman of the board and/or marketing communications VP in organizations such as NAIOP, Legal Marketing Association, Broward Partnership for the Homeless and Gold Coast Venture Capital Association. Current positions include the VP of Public Relations, South Florida Technology Alliance and board seats with Florida Bulldog and Legal Aid Service of Broward County’s Executive Council. He is a native Floridian and received his BBA in Marketing from Florida Atlantic University.
TODD TEMPLIN, Executive Vice President, has been in the communications industry for more than three decades as both a journalist and PR executive. He specializes in media relations, content creation, crisis communications/media training and business development. In addition to his traditional media work, he is also responsible for content marketing strategies for the firm’s clients which includes social media, blogs, web, video and other new media platforms. He also co-chairs the company’s crisis management division.
Todd is experienced in a number of industries including real estate, law, health care, retail/restaurant and professional associations. He has secured media placements in top-tier media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, CNN, ABC News, national trade publications, and Florida business and consumer outlets. He is often invited to speak to organizations and marketing professionals on relevant PR topics and has been quoted in various media reports as an expert in his field.
Before entering the public relations industry, Todd worked for 17 years as a broadcast journalist, both on-air and behind the scenes as a producer/newsroom executive. Most recently, he spent 10 years working at WPLG-TV in Miami and as a freelancer journalist for NBC and ABC networks. He also held positions in Detroit and Sarasota newsrooms.
Todd sits on the board of directors for the American Red Cross-Broward Chapter and Firewall Centers, a nonprofit that operates after-school tutoring and mentoring programs in Broward County. He’s also a past chairman of the Weston Business Chamber of Commerce and served on the Board and Executive Board of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. In 2009, he was recognized as a Mover & Shaker by the South Florida Business Leader Magazine. In that same year, he and wife Kristi Krueger of WPLG-TV were named one of South Florida’s Finest Couples by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Todd is a passionate supporter of the University of Florida where he graduated with a broadcast journalism degree.
CAREN BERG, Senior Vice President, has more than 30 years managing high-profile public relations and marketing campaigns for a wide range of clients in numerous industry sectors. She has generated significant results for many of the area’s top companies, law firms and nonprofits by listening to the clients’ needs, exploring the landscape and creating plans that achieve their goals. Her diverse industry experience includes banking, law firms, healthcare, nonprofit, real estate, high-tech, retail and internet companies. She is an accomplished writer and possesses the skills to promote clients in traditional and social media. She makes it a point to capture the essence of client messaging and her deep contacts within the media give her the ability to find the right outlet for her accounts. Caren brings a wealth of experience to her position, having worked in the public relations arena in New York. Caren currently serves on the board of directors for the Daniel Cantor Senior Center. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and was a Benjamin Franklin scholar.
JENNIFER CLARIN, Vice President, specializes in media relations with an emphasis on legal, banking and finance, professional services and healthcare industries. Her extensive experience in these industries allow her to handle a variety of client needs ranging from case publicity, press conferences and crisis communications to trade show representation and product unveilings. Jennifer serves as BoardroomPR’s Law Firm Practice Management Team Leader. In addition, she is responsible for developing strategy and messaging in both traditional and social media outlets and managing her account teams and their operation. Jennifer is a past Chair of the Legal Marketing Association’s South Florida Chapter and serves on the boards of Jewish Adoption Foster Care Options (JAFCO), the Women’s Philanthropy Division of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and Margaux’s Miracle Foundation. In 2014, Jennifer was recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as one of its “40 Under 40.” She graduated with honors from the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations.
MICHELLE GRIFFITH, Vice President, co-leads the firm’s Central Florida office, working with clients across Florida and beyond in a variety of industries, including law, insurance, healthcare, nonprofit, real estate, statewide associations, and trade groups. She is skilled in managing high-profile media relations programs, statewide legislative and public affairs advocacy campaigns, and top-tier national news pitching. Michelle also works with clients to develop social media and web marketing strategies to elevate their online presence and search engine rankings.
Since joining BoardroomPR in 2006, she has been involved in several nonprofit associations and has played an integral role in generating media, community and legislative attention for organizations such as the Orange County Bar Association, Legal Aid Service of Broward County/Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida and foster children’s advocacy group Florida’s Children First. She also served as the chair of the Legal Marketing Association’s Orlando Local Steering Committee and currently serves as secretary. She is a graduate of the ATHENA NextGen 2017 class, a high profile Central Florida women’s leadership group. Michelle graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations and a minor in Business Administration.
LAURA BURNS, Vice President, is based out of our Orlando office. She works with clients in a variety of industries including real estate, retail, technology, hospitality and non-profits. Laura began her career as a journalist at the ABC News affiliate in Miami, Florida where she was an Executive Producer. She covered major news stories that included two presidential elections. An accomplished journalist and PR professional, Laura is also an active member of the Orlando community. She is involved in the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, NAIOP Central Florida and the Legal Marketing Association’s Southeast Division. 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. Laura graduated from Boston University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. She was born and raised in South Florida.
ERIC KALIS, Vice President, works with clients in real estate, legal, banking and other industries. With more than a decade of communications experience as a business reporter and editor, Eric has extensive industry knowledge, digital media experience and news judgment, including substantial broadcasting, business development, public speaking and social media experience to offer BoardroomPR’s clients in media relations. Before starting his public relations career at BoardroomPR, Eric was a journalist for numerous leading publications, including the Daily Business Review, Miami Today and The Real Deal. Eric graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications.
Lauren Berger, Account Director, works with clients in a variety of industries including legal and professional services, luxury real estate, and finance. She has a strong background in broadcast journalism and specializes in writing and social media management. Lauren started her career at ABC and prior to joining Boardroom, she was an executive producer for WPLG Local 10 where she was responsible for overseeing reporters, news producers, and writers. With a 15 year career in TV news, she is an expert in news media and various social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. She also was an executive producer at WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach. Lauren graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in communications / political science from Florida State University.
FELIPE M. CALDERON III, Multi-Media Manager, works with a variety of clients including law firms, healthcare companies, nonprofits, hospitality companies, financial services firms, and commercial and residential real estate companies. Felipe is an international selling visual artist and graphic designer born and raised in South Florida. He studied new and contemporary media practices at Florida State University. In his role as a Multi-Media Manager, Felipe is in charge of video production, graphic design and website management. From designing ads and marketing pieces to producing, shooting and editing video, he has produced high-quality, artistic and engaging content. Felipe began to refine his craft of design by marrying digital media practices and contemporary painting techniques to display beautiful, intriguing styles to express design.
JASMIN CURTISS, Account Executive, assists on different accounts including law, luxury real estate, and financial industries. She also lends support during event planning and execution, as well as social media for both Boardroom and client accounts. Prior to joining the Boardroom team, Jasmin interned at several agencies in Miami and Baltimore, where she graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a degree in Communications, specializing in public relations, advertising, and journalism. During her time there, she worked at the campus television station filming, hosting, and editing programs, as well as promoting through social media. The New York native also has editorial experience from her time working at a South Florida based magazine.
Ashley Kearns, Social Media Manager, leads the firm’s social media team in deliberate planning and goal setting, identifying target audiences, brand development, engagement and conversion strategy, and measuring and analyzing ROI. She designs and executes social media campaigns to optimize client goals and return on investment. Ashley weaves client news and information with the latest social media trends to create content that maximizes engagement, increases brand awareness and generates leads while maintaining a positive online reputation.
Ashley is responsible for developing and managing all social media campaigns for the firm and its clients working closely with management and account executives to integrate the right mix of social and digital with traditional PR. She also assists with media relations and event planning and execution.
Prior to joining BoardroomPR, she was the Jr. Account Executive and Social Media Manager for a boutique public relations agency located in South Beach. There she helped manage PR and social media for the firm’s lifestyle and hospitality clients, achieving national reach with the desired results.
Ashley graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s in Communication and a minor in Hospitality. At FIU, she was the Public Relations Chair for Alternative Breaks, a non-profit organization providing students an opportunity to create positive change in communities throughout the world, and a peer leadership consultant where she facilitated programs, workshops and team builders to enhance individual leadership skills for students, faculty and staff.
Hannah Colson, Account Executive, works with clients in a variety of industries including real estate, professional services, healthcare, law firms and nonprofit organizations.
Prior to joining Boardroom, she worked at The Agency at UF as a media marketing specialist, working with clients to execute paid digital campaigns on multiple social platforms and media outlets including Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn. She was also the president of Her Campus UFL, the campus chapter for the number one online magazine for college women.
Hannah graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and a minor in business administration.
ZOE HAUGEN, Multi-media/PR Specialist, works with a variety of businesses, firms, local government and nonprofit organizations in industries including real estate, law, and construction. She enjoys going live on Facebook at special events and creating and implementing strategic digital and social media content and campaigns.
Prior to joining Boardroom, Zoe worked as a producer for ABC News Network in Miami and a multimedia journalist for WAOW-TV, an ABC affiliate near Green Bay, Wisconsin.
While attending the University of Florida, Zoe was a brand ambassador for Promotional Brand Ambassadors, Inc., a writer and editor for the Florida Odyssey Online and a TV anchor, reporter, producer and photographer at WUFT-TV, a PBS affiliate and a radio reporter for WUFT-FM, an NPR affiliate in Gainesville. She also interned at WPLG Local 10 in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area and at Polhem PR in Oslo, Norway.
She graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications and minor in political science.
Mara Gordon works with clients in a variety of industries including luxury real estate, retail, legal and education services. Mara began her career in commercial real estate where she was responsible for various marketing initiatives. Prior to joining BoardroomPR, she handled all digital marketing and public relations efforts for an advertising technology company where she developed omnichannel marketing plans, procured media coverage and created online advertising campaigns. While attending the University of Central Florida, Mara was an intern for NBCUniversal in Burbank, California where she worked alongside the photography department. Mara has a graduate certificate in internet marketing from Full Sail University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in film with a minor in mass communications. Mara was a regular on the Dean’s List at UCF and was inducted into the Rho Lambda Honor Society.
"The BoardroomPR team played a critical role in helping us elevate the Bento brand and share the news of our continued statewide expansion through traditional media, social media and event planning. They were incredibly knowledgeable and always responsive and intuitive--traits we value in our team members. They worked closely with our internal marketing department and were integral in creating awareness for our recent restaurant openings. On top of that, they were truly a pleasure to work with."
Johnny Tung, Owner, Bento Asian Kitchen & Sushi
"BoardroomPR worked as our strategic marketing department to completely transform our social media, get us out in the news and begin an influencer campaign. The team was always on top of the game, coming up with new and creative ideas to promote PoolCandy and get us results. Our products are now featured on multiple Top 10 lists and our social media following has grown substantially."
Shane Samole, President, PoolCandy
"Boardroom Communications promised us results and they certainly delivered. The Wall Street Journal’s front page, CNN, and NBX national radio are just a few of the many media placements. Boardroom’s media experts spoiled us."
Miriam Cohen, President, SelectJOBS.com
"BoardroomPR did an excellent job of getting our name out into the community. I was very pleased with their services and highly recommend them."
David Schulman, General Agent, DBS Financial / Mass Mutual
"BoardroomPR always delivers prompt, quality service to Fiske & Company in order to keep our firm at the forefront of the accounting industry. Their creative team is knowledgeable, effective and driven. These efforts maintain our firm’s ranking as one of the “Top 25 Litigation Support Accounting Firms” in the South Florida region."
Alan Fiske, Managing Director, Fiske & Company
"BoardroomPR knows luxury real estate. Their team consistently produces excellent work to elevate the brand of individual projects and the organizations behind them."
Dev Motwani, President, Merrimac Ventures
"The staff and management at Boardroom Communications applied its considerable skill, creativity, broad-based networking amiable congeniality to help raise the public awareness of the Family Resource Center. Using a multi-media approach, Boardroom arranged for a host of varied press and radio announcements that were well-timed to effectively publicize our upcoming events and/or our accomplishments. In a proactive and strategic manner, Boardroom also arranged to put us in contact with people in the community that have a passion for helping troubled children and families. Boardroom is an invaluable partner in helping the Family Resource Center fund-raise, friend-raise, and become better known in the community."
Oren Wunderman Ph.D, Executive Director, Family Resource Center
"When we looked to partner with a public relations firm more than five years ago, we wanted a firm that understood Oasis Outsourcing’s products and services, and our vision as a company. Boardroom Communications not only meets this objective, but consistently presents a strategic and thoughtful approach to our public relations campaign. The firm has helped build our brand visibility through a comprehensive media relations plan, and ultimately has contributed to Oasis’ success as one of the leading Professional Employer Organizations."
Ruth Trezevant, Cyrus, Vice President of Marketing, Oasis Outsourcing
"Boardroom Communications helped Setnor Byer Insurance & Risk and our subsidiary, The Human Equation, develop a high profile through the creation and execution of a dynamic media relations campaign. We received significant press at all levels including South Florida newspapers, national trade journals and top-tier national business magazines."
Anita Buyer, CEO, Setnor Byer Insurance & Risk
"The “dot com” industry has been very competitive and Boardroom’s media savvy and persistence cut through the clutter and got our company featured in the national media. After three months, we were on the Nightly Business Report. Boardroom really delivers."
Paul Meyer, Director of Marketing, ChildU
"Boardroom communications generated tremendous news coverage for us nationally in newspapers, magazines and on television. They are a dedicated team of professionals who do whatever it takes to get the results we needed.
Arnie Simon, Vice President, Wolfgang Puck Professional Cookware
"I was the first employee hired at Boardroom in 1990 and I've since watched the company grow with the same integrity, dedication and ROI. Boardroom is top of my list when referring a client to a PR agency."
Lisa Buyer, Author of Social PR Secrets
"BoardroomPR has done a tremendous job creating and building a brand for our upscale real estate developments. There’s no one better at delivering national and international press – and creating and executing themed events that draw top luxury brokers and targeted buyers to our projects. "
Neil Fairman, President, The Plaza Group
"When City National Bank was looking for public relations counsel, we wanted to find a firm that took the time to get to know us and what makes us unique. BoardroomPR is that partner-- they understand our industry, know the communities we serve and have delivered quality results. "
Eddie Dominguez, Senior Vice President Director of Marketing, Corporate Communications and Community Relations City National Bank
"As the website project manager from St. Mark's, I can say, in my 20 years in education, I have not worked with a more responsive, supportive professional group than Boardroom. They spent countless hours throughout the day and night to make changes and updates as communication flew back and forth over email, text and telephone conferences. They came to our School during a time of critical need, especially given our skeletal staff here at St. Mark’s. And as a one man show in the Admission/Marketing/Financial Aid Office, they’ve been a Godsend to me!
Alice Hendrickson, Director of Admissions/Financial Aid
"As the Marketing Director for a large credit union, I turned to BoardroomPR to help us drive awareness and branding throughout the South Florida marketplace. Working with Boardroom is easy because they know what it takes to get the job done, and ask the right questions to draw out features and story lines that help sell the brand. We frequently participated as experts on financial radio shows and print stories because of Boardroom's many contacts and their ability to match media needs with our expertise. Over the course of several years, we built up a huge portfolio of positive PR stories and Boardroom stood by us with sound advice and helpful media guidance during tough financial times. They even provided training for on-camera interviews and filmed product video segments for our video clips campaign."
Mark Holmes, Marketing Director
"e-Builder enjoys a successful partnership with the Boardroom team. They’ve done an incredible job getting the word out about e-Builder, both locally and nationally, as an innovative, fast-growing technology company in South Florida. What we like most is that they are so responsive to our needs and requests. They are great to work with!"
Ron Antevy, President and CEO, e-Builder
"Over the past several years, The DevStar Group utilized BoardroomPR for most of its public relations initiatives. Boardroom was engaged to promote several real estate projects and was successful in obtaining exposure in traditional and new media outlets – locally, nationally and in Latin America. They are creative, responsive and most importantly, they have continually demonstrated their ability to execute in a demanding environment."
George Helmstetter, Principal, The DevStar Group
"I've worked with Boardroom on the re-launch and sellout of the Canyon Ranch Miami Beach Residences as well as two other real estate projects. The BoardroomPR team is aggressive, smart and results driven. They deliver media coverage from CNBC to the front pages of the Wall Street Journal. Julie and her team's energy and enthusiasm to do a great job is unmatched! I highly recommend BoardroomPR for any PR needs!"
Steven Fischler, President, SRF Ventures
"Boardroom Communications had been a great friend to Legal Aid Services of Broward County. Their pro bono media relations, participation in our events and sharing their significant network of friends and contacts they have brought to the table over the years has helped us tremendously. No question, Don and Julie Silver Talenfeld and their staff are first rate."
Anthony Karrat, Executive Director, Legal Aid Services of Broward County
"Julie and the BoardroomPR team are very skilled at delivering fabulous
Media coverage nationally, locally, and in the fashion blogs and trades.
We love their creativity, drive, energy and enthusiasm. We highly recommend them
Rene Ruiz, International Fashion Designer
"When I need someone to handle PR for one of my clients, I turn to BoardroomPR. These guys always deliver and never disappoint. Simply put, they get the job done. "
Alicia Laszewski, Marketing Executive
"We have had a long relationship with BoardroomPR, and the agency consistently provides outstanding public relations and media coverage. Law firm marketing requires a special focus and the team at Boardroom understands this and delivers."
Jamie Cole, Managing Director, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman
"Thank you to the talented team at BoardroomPR for their diligent work garnering press coverage for us in South Florida media outlets as well as national and trade publications. Highly responsive and tenacious, they are experts at positioning our advisors as thought leaders and subject matter experts, and Wescott as a top wealth management firm."
Grant Rawdin, Founder and CEO Wescott Financial Advisory Group LLC
"I am not sure where our non-profit would be without BoardroomPR, but I do know that with their great public relations services and guidance we are able to raise nearly $4m in private funding every year! Special thanks to Boardroom President Julie Talenfeld, COO Don Silver and our wonderful Account Executive Sandra Reichman who are there for us every step of the way and go above and beyond our contracted hours. VP Todd Templin did a great job training our board on how to respond to the media in the event of an emergency. Boardroom is a partner in our charity in so many ways - no South Florida charity or corporation should be without them! "
Sarah Franco, Executive Director JAFCO, Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options
"The team at Boardroom is flexible, efficient and professional. What impresses me the most is that they have great understanding of our business, and are always proactive in searching out media opportunities in the publications that matter to us."
Vicky Jones, Director of Business Solution Design