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 email@example.com
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!
Valerin is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Priem to our team! Jennifer brings over 25 years of experience in marketing, customer/client relations, human resources/employee management and training, and business development. Her diverse background – ranging from being in hospitality to working over 8 years in the transportation industry – along with her determination, strong attention to detail, and sincere commitment to serving our clients, makes her a valued member of Valerin’s outreach team.
Cynthia McGrail has been promoted to South Florida Regional Director. Cynthia has over 25 years of experience specializing in public communications strategies, marketing and business development. She will be leading Valerin’s operations in south Florida while continuing to support company-wide marketing and public relations services.
Valerin’s own Angel Gardner, who serves as community outreach specialist for the FDOT’s Southern Boulevard Bridges replacement project, was recently awarded a Certificate of Recognition by the United States Secret Service for providing outstanding communication in coordination of presidential visits to the area. Congratulations, Angel!
Valerin welcomes Tiffani Wilshire to the team! Tiffani is a passionate communications professional with both public and private sector experience. She is recognized for her ability to successfully promote client project goals and objectives, increasing public awareness through skillful communication, partnerships and connections. Tiffani’s public information, community outreach, and social media strategy experience spans over ten years, equipping her with a foundation for excellence. Her positive attitude, resourcefulness, initiative, and knack for creative collaboration make her a valuable tool for our team and our clients! Tiffani will serve Valerin as a community outreach specialist, primarily focusing on projects and initiatives in the Tampa Bay area, as well as Manatee and Sarasota counties.