BoardroomPR Promotes Laura Burns and Eric Kalis to Vice President

  • February 6, 2019
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  • Category: Boardroom
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  • Posted by Felipe Calderon

BoardroomPR, one of Florida’s largest public relations and integrated marketing agencies, is proud to announce the promotion of Laura Burns and Eric Kalis to Vice President.

Burns takes on the new position with BoardroomPR after serving as an Account Director with the firm. With more than 15 years of communications experience, Burns plays a large leadership role in both the firm’s South Florida and Orlando offices. She specializes in media relations and crisis communications, and works with clients in a variety of industries including real estate, technology and education.

Burns has been instrumental in developing and maintaining client relationships and generating new business for BoardroomPR. With her previous experience in the TV news industry, she also possesses a deep knowledge and understanding of the media.

“Laura is a true leader in our firm and has shown her commitment to our clients and our company year after year. Her outstanding journalism background, combined with her unwavering professionalism and dedication has made her a valuable 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 driven 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 role and continuing to help the firm move forward.”

Prior to joining BoardroomPR, Burns was an Executive Producer at WPLG/Channel 10 News, the ABC News affiliate in Miami. She graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She is a South Florida native, and now splits her time between the firm’s South Florida and Orlando offices.

Kalis takes on the new role with BoardroomPR after serving as Senior Account Executive and Account Director with the firm. With more than a decade of communications experience in South Florida, Kalis specializes in media relations. He works with clients in various industries, including real estate, law and banking.

With his deep ties to the real estate industry and involvement with prominent industry organizations such as Urban Land Institute, Kalis has been instrumental in generating new business for BoardroomPR. An experienced writer and editor, Kalis helps create content for the firm’s clients in multiple platforms.

“Eric brings tremendous value to BoardroomPR through his journalism background, knowledge of the key industries we service and unwavering commitment to our clients,” said Talenfeld. “We look forward to benefitting from his continued growth in this new role.”

“I am forever grateful to the leadership of BoardroomPR and my talented and dedicated colleagues,” Kalis said. “Public relations is the ultimate team sport, so I am fortunate to work with such incredible publicists. I am excited to help our firm continue to grow in the years ahead.”

Prior to joining the BoardroomPR team, Kalis was a reporter at Miami Today and the Daily Business Review and served as South Florida Bureau Chief at The Real Deal. Kalis was recognized as the Latin Builders Association’s Print Media Personality of the Year in 2012.

Kalis graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. While attending the university, he spent nearly four years as the Sports Editor of the student-run Hurricane newspaper and a play-by-play sports broadcaster and studio host for the WVUM radio station.

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