Valerin is proud to announce the addition of Carlos Garcia. Carlos’ professional experience includes providing public relations, community outreach, Spanish translations and project management support for transportation and public infrastructure projects in south Florida. Most recently, he worked as a consultant for the Florida Power and Light Storm-Secure Underground Pilot Program providing communications and outreach, data management and planning support for construction projects. During his career, Carlos has also served as a community outreach specialist providing public involvement support for planning and design projects for FDOT Districts Four and Six. Carlos is a graduate of Miami-Dade College and obtained his master’s in management from St. Thomas University.
Valerin is proud to announce the addition of Sean McCarty to the team. Sean joins Valerin after spending almost a decade in the hospitality industry where he held multiple management positions with a focus on customer service. His attention to detail and ability to communicate effectively with customers and clients will be invaluable in his role of community outreach specialist. Sean is a graduate of the University of Florida where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.
Valerin welcomes the newest member to the team, Eric Trull. Based out of Orlando, Eric is an experienced marketing and outreach professional with nearly a decade of experience including project management, public speaking, outreach, and engagement, specializing in digital communications. Working in mobility and municipal program operations, he was one of the first in the country to launch and operate large scale smart-mobility systems that have since led to the shared transportation revolution seen in cities across the globe. His work has been recognized in the past, including accolades such as the Transportation Professional of the Year and Bike Advocate of the Year, awarded by the Tampa Bay Institute of Transportation Engineers and Bike/Walk Tampa, respectively. Eric is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.
Valerin’s President, Valerie Ciudad-Real, attended the 37th Annual Planning & Design Awards banquet on October 29th. Valerin provided public involvement services as part of the KCA team for the City of Tampa’s Green Spine Cycle Track design project that was selected to receive the Award of Excellence by The Hillsborough County Planning Commission.
Valerin is excited to announce the addition of Nicole Hawker. Nicole is a seasoned communications professional with more than 18 years of experience in the areas of strategic communications, crisis management and public affairs. Her expertise in community outreach and public engagement spans several industries including water resources, transportation, utilities, infrastructure and real estate development. She has worked with engineering and construction firms, as well as government agencies on projects throughout the state of Florida, guiding strategic public outreach efforts during feasibility studies, siting, permitting and construction. Currently, Nicole serves on the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Tampa Alumni Marketing Committee and is a volunteer swim coach with Tampa Elite Aquatics.