Valerin welcomes the addition of Justina Hicklyn to our south Florida team. As a public engagement, marketing and community outreach professional, Justina has served as a communications manager for a variety of public utilities and transportation projects for clients including municipalities, counties and state agencies. Justina’s professional experience includes marketing, communications and social media planning; copy and website content development; and event coordination. She also served as an operations/community outreach volunteer for the Florida House of Representatives, District 84, working with the State Representative, Legislative Aide and Legislative Secretary. Justina is a graduate of Morgan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications.
Valerin is excited to announce the addition of Erin Kleinfelt to the Valerin team. As a public relations, marketing and public affairs professional she has served as a public relations manager for construction and engineering firms and has been responsible for leading the development and implementation of marketing strategies. Erin has also been involved with marketing and public relations programming, copy and creative content development, graphic design and public speaking. She is experienced with crisis communications and public affairs, having spent time as a public information officer representing the American Red Cross. Erin is a graduate of the University of Florida with her degree in Public Relations.
Valerin welcomes Kenny Gil to our creative services team. As a talented multimedia specialist, Kenny brings both creative and technical expertise to support our clients’ marketing and communication needs. Kenny’s role will include developing and designing websites, developing mobile apps, video and audio production, and graphic design. Kenny is based out of Valerin’s headquarters in Tampa. Welcome to the Valerin team, Kenny!
The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA) Board recently approved the award of a General Services Consultant (GSC) contract to Valerin. The Valerin team is looking forward to providing marketing, outreach, advertising and public relations services under this three-year contract.
Valerin is pleased to announce the addition of Elise Elsberry to our communications team. A former broadcast journalist and past public information director for the Florida Department of Transportation, Elise is a multi-faceted communications professional with over 20 years of experience. Her knowledge and ability to effectively connect with the public in a variety of roles will serve as a great enhancement to the Valerin team. Elise is based in the Tampa Bay area, where she will provide communications, outreach support and photography services on a variety of state, county, and municipal projects and initiatives. Welcome aboard, Elise!
Valerin is pleased to announce the addition of Nanea Marcial to our communications team. Nanea is a versatile bilingual communications professional with over 17 years of experience in government affairs and public relations working in both the public and private sectors. As the Chief of Staff to several members of the Florida Senate and Florida House of Representatives, Nanea oversaw legislative and budget programs at the state and local levels, handled bilingual media and press communications and consulted on policy and public relations strategy on statewide issues. Recently, Nanea served as a Community Outreach Specialist for state and municipal infrastructure, transportation and planning projects. In her new role at Valerin, Nanea will be based in south Florida and will provide public relations and governmental affairs support to client engagements throughout the state. Welcome aboard Nanea!
Valerin is pleased to announce the addition of Alli Biggs to our creative services team. Alli is a skilled, multi-faceted designer who excels at creating eye catching graphics and websites that appeal to a wide variety of audiences. With a background in digital design, studio art and traditional printmaking, she brings an artist’s eye for detail and a passion for design to every client project. Alli will provide graphic design, website and creative communications support to Valerin clients throughout the state. Welcome aboard Alli!
Valerin is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:
Community Outreach Specialist
South Florida | Broward County
The Community Outreach Specialist will provide public information, community outreach and event coordination support for our state agency clients. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience in a communications role working with government agencies. This is a full-time position with an excellent benefit package.
- Bachelor’s Degree (Communications, Public Relations or Marketing preferred) OR 3+ years of equivalent experience. FDOT experience preferred.
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, Excel)
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and priorities
- Collaborative, team player attitude
- Strong attention to detail
Please forward resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
Valerin is excited to announce the addition of Michelle Greene as our Director of Communications. Michelle is an accomplished senior transportation planner and communications professional with more than 18 years of experience in community engagement, public affairs and government relations. She has supported state and local governments in the development and implementation of marketing, communications, public involvement and community outreach plans. During her career, Michelle has worked for several agencies including FDOT District Seven serving as a Government Liaison, Public Involvement Coordinator and Bike/Ped Coordinator and as the Director of Planning for TBARTA.
Valerin led the extensive community outreach efforts for FDOT’s DDI project in Sarasota/Manatee – the first DDI constructed in the state of Florida and the largest in the nation. Read about how the DDI is benefiting the area HERE!