Possessing more than 12 years of public relations agency experience, Kimbra Hennessy joined the company in 1990 as Vice President and in 1995 was named Partner in the firm’s Orlando office.
Hennessy began her career in broadcasting, working in television for several years, before moving into agency public relations. In her first agency position, Hennessy specialized in travel & tourism-industry public relations and was afforded the opportunity to represent prestigious resorts around the world including: Southern California’s renowned spa resort, La Costa Hotel & Spa; the Americana Aruba; the Melia Cancun Beach & Spa Resort; the Melia Paradisus Cozumel and the Stouffer Orlando Resort; among others.
In addition to representing these high profile accounts, at Bitner.com Hennessy has supervised public relations efforts for the Orlando Regional Healthcare System, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, Morton’s of Chicago, the Payment Systems Network, Barnett Banks Trust Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Orlando HealthCare Group, Aetna U.S. Healthcare and Marriott’s Orlando World Center, to name a few.
Hennessy is an accomplished writer, proficient at media relations, collateral development, crisis communications and community relations. She is actively involved in numerous local civic and community organizations including: the Downtown Orlando Partnership, Habitat for Humanity, the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, the Public Relations Society of America, the Economic Development Commission and more.
Prior to public relations, Hennessy worked as a television producer, reporter and local weather forecaster. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida and a master’s in communications from San Diego State University. Hennessy is an avid tennis player, having attended her first two years of college on a tennis scholarship.