Rachel Pinzur

President


Rachel Pinzur

Rachel Pinzur is a creative, strategic and hard-working public relations and marketing leader. During her 15-year career, she has developed a global network of media relationships at influential and desirable print, broadcast and online outlets. Positive and team-oriented, Rachel brings limitless energy and a constantly evolving view of the industry to create unforgettable impressions for her clients.

Before launching Pinzur Communications, the dynamic redhead served as public relations director for Turnberry Isle Miami, where she developed and managed all media experiences and strategic partnerships for the legendary 300-acre resort and club. Prior to Turnberry Isle, Rachel directed media outreach and marketing for the oceanfront Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne.

Additionally, while working at a Fort Lauderdale-based PR agency, Rachel oversaw a range of hospitality and non-profit clients that were regional and national in scope. Some of her accounts included Red Lobster, Sheraton Yankee Trader and Sheraton Yankee Clipper (now The Westin Beach Resort & Spa and Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel), Shula’s On the Beach, Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Jamba Juice Florida and the Broward County Library Foundation’s Literary Feast. Passionate about giving back to the community, Rachel also served as PR chair for Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Miami.

Having worked at an agency and in-house at some of South Florida’s most luxurious resorts, Rachel combines her own experiences and talent in order to create seamless service and transformational results. Rachel’s keen ability to help clients tell their brand story through a way that differentiates them from their competition has earned her a reputation as a leading public relations practitioner. 

Me in a nutshell

"A redhead without the fiery temper and a Southern-gal at heart."

Passion

"My #1 passion is my daughter and husband, followed by food, travel and books. I’m also a news junkie and still have the newspaper delivered daily."

Nicknames

“Red,” “Sunshine” and “Doberman Pinzur.”

 

Fun fact

"I took trapeze school and like to make jewelry when time permits."

 

Trina Sargalski

Senior Vice President


Trina Sargalski

Trina Sargalski is passionate about good food and good stories. An award-winning journalist and the former editor of Tasting Table Miami, she leverages her sixth sense on timely, creative ideas and opportunities on behalf of clients at Pinzur Communications.

During her multimedia career, Trina was part of the core founding team for the innovative “Under the Sun” series on WLRN, South Florida’s NPR station.  She was the web and social media editor for the inaugural version of the project, which combined the creativity, agility and late-night hours of a start-up with compelling storytelling about life in South Florida. Later, Trina was a key producer for the award-winning “Remembering Andrew,” an ambitious project in the summer of 2012 that culminated in an hour-long documentary on WLRN.

As a journalist whose email account was deluged daily with (mostly unread) press releases, Trina knows what it takes to get editors and gatekeepers to pay attention. Beyond that, she understands how to advance clients’ stories and brands in engaging ways that transcend traditional pitch-to-media models and that dovetail with smart social media and marketing strategies.

The bilingual Miami native aspires to the interpersonal communication skills of a seasoned diplomat, but she will let you be the judge of that. Contact Trina to talk about food in Miami or Chicago, public relations or social media.

Ingredients I love

nori, plantains, jackfruit, matcha

Ideal vacation

“I love Chicago for its amazing dining scene, its urban density and its Midwestern charm. I consider the Windy City my second home!”

Favorite phrase

“I’m marinating on an idea.”

 

Suanny Garcia

Media Relations Specialist


Suanny Garcia

Suanny Garcia is a dynamic and creative media relations professional. Curious and intuitive by nature, Suanny is known to use her awareness of trends to create engaging media pitches and establish fitting partnerships for clients. A Miami native, she has cultivated relationships with key tastemakers in the Magic City, as well as with local, national and Hispanic media. She also is a dedicated, versatile team player, having made several TV appearances on Telemundo, Univision and America TeVe on behalf of agency clients.  

A Hampshire College graduate, Suanny aims to channel her interdisciplinary education towards all her endeavors, practicing a multi-dimensional approach to her career. In addition to public relations, she wears several hats including editor and freelance writer for several publications including Disfunkshion magazine, Eater Miami, El Nuevo Herald and Venue Magazine. As a writer, Suanny pays close attention to detail and is a powerful brand storyteller. 

Aside from her professional roles, she enjoys executing her life’s mission to empower women worldwide, working in coffee shops and partaking in progressive conversations. 

NICKNAMES

“Suan” 

FUN FACT

“I was a cheerleader in high school.”

MOST USED PHRASE

“Nothing to it, but to do it.”

IDEAL VACATION

“I’m an Island girl at heart and love to be surrounded by sunshine and waves.”