From internal communications and community relations to crisis management, media relations, and beyond, the individuals recognized this year cover the wide breadth and depth of the industry.
Many of this year’s award recipients acknowledged the challenging role of public relations and communications in the midst of the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and social unrest. In many instances, our honorees had to pivot their messaging to both internal and external stakeholders, create crisis playbooks on the fly or determine how their brands could, and should, best respond beyond statements.
Michelle Martinez Reyes serves as Chief Relations Officer for Kelley Kronenberg. She has over 20 years of experience as a trusted advisor in the field of marketing and public relations, earning a proven national reputation as a publicist, brand builder and catalyst to growth. As one of the only Latin women in the legal industry with her title and at the C-Level, Michelle works closely with the firm’s principal partners on marketing, strategy, branding, media, outreach and communications, events, social media and public relations efforts across the U.S. In 2020 alone, Michelle was selected amongst the “Top Women in Communications” as a “Game-Changer” by Ragan Communications and PR Daily, selected amongst the “Top Women In PR” by PR News, and named a “National Latino Leader” for the year by the National Diversity Council, selected by LATINA Style Inc., as an honoree for Corporate Latina Executive of the Year Award.
ABOUT KELLEY KRONENBERG
Kelley Kronenberg is a multi-practice business law firm with nearly 400 employees, more than 175 attorneys and 11 locations throughout Florida and the United States. Founded in 1980, the firm is one of the fastest-growing law firms in Florida and amongst the largest in the U.S. The firm serves all types and sizes of public and private companies, including small businesses and individuals nationwide. Kelley Kronenberg has been recognized amongst the “Largest U.S. Law Firms” by the National Law Journal’s NLJ 500, Law 360 400, and Florida Trend in 2020, “America’s Top Corporate Law Firms” by Forbes and “Top 10” in NLJ’s Women’s Scorecard in 2019. The firm has been the recipient of many accolades most recently including in 2020: “Best Multi-Practice Business Law Firm – USA,” Acquisition International; “Top Workplaces,” Sun Sentinel; “Best Places to Work,” South Florida Business Journal; “Business of the Year,” “Top 100 Private Companies,” “Top Law Firms,” and “Largest Law Firms,” South Florida Business Journal; “Largest Law Firms,” Tampa Bay Business Journal, Orlando Business Journal, and Jacksonville Business Journal; “Biggest Law Firms in Florida,” Florida Trend; “Top 100 Law Firms,” South Florida Business & Wealth; Florida’s Largest Law Firms,” American Lawyer’s, Daily Business Review “Review 100” and “Best Law Firms,” U.S. News – Best Lawyers®. For more information, visit www.kklaw.com.
Michelle Martinez Reyes, Chief Relations Officer