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Two Public Relations Professionals Join Bitner Group

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., (February 2, 2017) – Bitner Group, a Fort Lauderdale-based integrated communications firm, has added two new public relations professionals to its growing team. Account Executives Mauricio Almenara and Leana Edwards will support client needs including publicity and media relations, social media management and production of videos and printed materials.

”It’s an honor to be joined by these two talented and intelligent professionals,” said Gary Bitner, founder and president. “They both bring unique skillsets to the firm, as well as strong strategic and creative thinking."

Mauricio Almenara joins the Bitner Group team with more than two years of journalism, writing and media relations experience, having done work for various media outlets in Gainesville, Fla. His background includes content creation, social media management and brand awareness. He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in public relations.

Leana Edwards offers a strong background in broadcasting and media relations as the video production coordinator for Wofford College athletics in Spartanburg, S.C. During her tenure, she led a live event production team with broadcasts on ESPN3 and SoCon Digital Network. Edwards graduated from Florida International University, Miami, with a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting.

About Bitner Group

Bitner Group is a highly-regarded public relations and integrated communications firm with offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. Bitner Group professionals have successfully coordinated major public relations and marketing campaigns in Florida and beyond on behalf of the firm’s diverse client base, including the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., the Florida Consortium of Public Charter Schools, and B. Lilley Productions, presenter of air shows around the country.