Director, Public Relations
Andrea Kalmanovitz specializes in crisis communication, media relations, corporate communications and social media campaigns. Andrea began her career over 15 years ago in public affairs with the number one ranked non-publicly traded boutique agency in Southern California. Her expertise includes real estate, health care, and food and beverage. In providing public relations strategy, Andrea’s client portfolio ranges from non-profit organizations to Fortune 500 companies.
In recognition of her achievements, Andrea has received public relations industry awards for campaigns including Pita Jungle, Harrah’s Entertainment, D.R. Horton’s, and the Tiger Woods Learning Center. On the client side, Andrea was the Director of Public Relations and Media for a real estate developer with $1.8 billion in projects throughout the Southwest.
In 2009, she co-founded a PR and marketing consulting firm which led national media relations initiatives and internal corporate communications for clients including Realty Executives International, a global real estate franchisor, and Local Motors, an international automotive co-creation company.
In 2012, Andrea merged her consulting company with Decibel Blue Creative Marketing & PR where she heads the Public Relations division. Notable clients have been Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®, Dickinson Wright, LLP, and University of Arizona College of Medicine’s Arizona Medical Marijuana Act Physician Education Program.
As an active member of the community, Andrea was a Board of Director for Friends of Animal Care and Control in 2009-2011, a founding volunteer of former Mayor Phil Gordon’s Phoenix Global Trade Initiatives in 2007, and the managing director for TRACares Foundation, a 501(c)3 supporting sustainable communities in Africa, in 2007-2009.
Andrea graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and an emphasis in Interpersonal Communications, and she is a member of the Public Relations Society of America. She and her husband, Joe, have twin daughters and a son. She is an advocate of food allergy awareness, and has turned whole food cooking into a hobby.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead.