As global managing director, media relations, Laura Russo leads FleishmanHillard’s media relations group across the firm’s worldwide network. She brings many years of experience in media relations, working with organizations across a wide variety of sectors, including many nonprofits. Russo has formed close relationships with top-tier media, including the “Today” show, USA Today, The New York Times and many others. She also has deep experience in event support, product introductions and cause-related programs. In addition to her previous communications roles, Russo has helped host Public Relations Society of America media panel discussions with media.