Maria Lanao

Category: Communication Strategists

Favorite Garnish: Brightly Colored Fruit

Hispanic + General Market Public Relations

Originally from Peru, Maria is a strong communicator with a keen understanding of the media and public relations processes, and bilingual fluency in English and Spanish. Although based in Miami, she travels regularly to New York to represent NYC-based clients and pitch both local and national media.

Maria began her public relations career in 2001 at the now-defunct Apple Organization, which for many years was South Florida’s leading public relations firm specializing in real estate. While there, Maria led her firm’s clients’ communications efforts in two new, untapped Latino and Latin American markets.

Since that time, Maria has cultivated communication expertise in multiple industry categories, including arts and culture, technology, real estate, fashion, non-profit and large-scale events, and has been a consultant for organizations and events around the world. Some of her clients include: Cisneros Fontanals Arts Foundation (CIFO), Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, Havana Biennial, Miami Dade College Live Arts, Roberto Santurian Exhibits, Miami International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival (World Competition), New York International Latino Film Festival, Tunis International Film Festival, Cairo MET, SYNQ Studios, DigitalMania, and many others.