Sara Brady and Scott Bowman together have a combined 40 plus
years in public and community relations. Each has also been responsible for the
corporate giving decisions on behalf of their respective employers – Bright
House Networks and the Orlando Magic. Scott served as President of the Orlando
And together, they know everyone and quite a lot about how
to navigate the world of building and sustaining positive, effective business
relationships as well as insights behind the strategic thinking and
decision-making behind corporate philanthropy are made.
"Scott and I are
fortunate to be authentically engaged in the betterment of our community, but
our decision-making has a foundation from our years of success, eye-opening
moments and some good old-fashioned common sense,” said Sara Brady. "Our careers have provided us with enough
experience and information just to be dangerous or helpful; you be the judge,”
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Presenters: Sara Brady and Scott Bowman
Sara Brady, President
Sara Roen Brady, President of Sara Brady Public Relations,
Inc., opened her PR firm in 2010 after spending five years as Vice
President of Public Affairs and Community Relations with Bright House
Networks Central Florida Division.
In her role with Bright House Networks, Brady was
responsible for the division’s strategic external and internal
communications, media relations as well as directing the company’s
community outreach initiatives and partnerships.
In her career at Bright House, she led her department to
win two prestigious Beacon Awards, the cable industry’s highest
communications award, as well as two Golden Image Awards from the
Central Florida chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association
(FPRA) and the statewide FPRA organization.
Before coming to Bright House, Brady oversaw division
operations at Wragg & Casas Public Relations, the state’s largest
independently owned public relations firm. As Managing Director, Brady
was responsible for opening and directing the Miami-based firm’s Central
In that role, Brady was responsible for business
development as well as providing client counsel in strategic and crisis
communications along with reputation management.
Brady was named one of Orlando Magazines’ Top 50 Most
Powerful People in 2011 for the third year running. She is a member of
the Public Relations Society of America.
Whatever your media needs, Sara Brady Public Relations,
Inc. can handle them so you can sleep at night and not worry about that
news crew. And isn’t that really the best part about having great PR
Scott Bowman, Vice President, Client Relations
Scott Bowman joins Sara Brady Public Relations, Inc. after spending
more than 12 years as a senior executive with the Orlando Magic.
In his role with the Orlando Magic, Bowman was
responsible for retaining and growing the season ticket holder base
through enhancing the overall customer experience. He played a key role
in the strategic planning, operations and outreach associated with the
Magic’s campaign to build the new Amway Center. ESPN The Magazine
recently ranked the Orlando Magic best in the NBA and fifth overall
among all teams for the NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA in terms of overall
Bowman was also responsible for all community and
government relations programs and outreach and served as the President
of the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation.
Prior to the Orlando Magic, he was responsible for
corporate communications and community relations as a senior vice
president at Barnett Bank of Central Florida. Bowman also developed
branding, messaging and overall marketing and sales strategies for
clients such as Disney Vacation Club, Red Lobster and AOL as the
Director of Marketing and Business Development at Magic Pencil Studios.
He enjoyed a six-year career with United Way and was
responsible for communications and fund-raising strategies for a $15.5
million campaign in Orlando, which grew to a $21 million campaign in
three years. In both Orlando and Columbus, Ohio he developed and
implemented major special events and promotions that expanded the
awareness of United Way and its funded agencies.
Bowman has more than 20 years’ experience in developing
short- and long-range communications and community relations plans;
positioning companies favorably in the community by developing positive
and sustainable relationships with key individuals and organizations;
and providing counsel to management and clients.
Co-sponsored by Association of Fundraising Professionals Central Florida Chapter