Between the Two of Them They Know Everyone
“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,”
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 Magic Youth Foundation and, recently, Sara was featured as one of the 25 most powerful women in Orlando.
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 into the strategic thinking and decision-making behind corporate philanthropy are made.
Location: Winter Park Civic Center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL
Tuition: $20 members, $40 nonmembers (includes buffet lunch)
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Presenters: Sara Brady and Scott Bowman
The Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center, part of the Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business, was established to strengthen the impact, effectiveness, and leadership of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations through education and management assistance.
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 Florida Division. 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 support?
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Central Florida Chapter promotes the development of fundraising professionals and philanthropy.
Scott Bowman, Vice President, Client Relations, 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 stadium experience.
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.