Fran Stephenson, APR is a communications leader with extensive experience in the field. As principal of Step In Communication, she assists clients in tourism, health care and the military. Prior to running her own public relations company, she was director of corporate communications for Rackspace Hosting and director of communications for SeaWorld San Antonio. She contributes to her clients’ success by providing strategic counsel, smart programs and sensible measurement and analytics. She has served in many community and industry associations including the board of PRSA San Antonio and Guide Dogs of Texas. Fran holds a Master’s Degree in Communications Studies from St. Mary’s University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Consumer Science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Awards & Recognition
- PRSA San Antonio Tex Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award, 2021
- HSMAI Gold Adrian Award, 2015
- PRSA San Antonio La Plata Awards in 2006-2009, 2015, 2016, 2020
- PRSA San Antonio El Bronce Awards in 2011, 2006-9, 2020
- PRSA San Antonio Del Oro “Public Relations Professional of the Year” 2009
- Silver Anvil Award, Public Relations Society of America 1989.
- Silver Spur Award, TPRA, 1989.
- “Best of Texas” Award, TPRA, 1989, for Video News Release Series
Social Media Strategist
Jennifer Hatton is an effective and dedicated Digital Media Specialist and Strategist with more than a decade of experience and achievement. She understands the difficulties clients face in modern social media, and has a proven track record of developing strategies to navigate what can seem like a complicated environment. Such insight allows her to evolve her clients’ existing social media presence for maximum impact. Time and again, she has carefully crafted new content, skillfully managed channels, and met crises with composure – all in the pursuit of helping her clients spark genuine relationships with their customers and other businesses.
Awards & Recognition
- Silver Anvil Award, Public Relations Society of America, 2010
Claire Larson is an experienced communications professional. Her copywriting and public relations strategy practice has included healthcare, retail, travel and tourism, and non-profit advocacy. Most recently, she served as New Media Strategist for a political consulting firm, working on local, state, and presidential campaigns. From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Larson served our country in the United States Army. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and history from the University of Maryland, University College.
Brittany Perry is a public relations and marketing professional with a specialty in email marketing and communication. She has media experience working with a variety of companies and clients in Baton Rouge, Dallas and San Antonio. Ms. Perry is a skilled copywriter and editor who worked for a boutique public affairs firm and a non-profit organization. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication with a minor in Business Administration from Louisiana State University.
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