Brendi has 15 years of experience developing and managing strategic communications and media relations campaigns; from managing multimillion-dollar accounts and counseling Fortune 500 corporations, to launching start-ups for clients in a wide range of industries, including special events, action sports, technology and consumer products. A graduate of the prestigious Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia, Brendi’s background as a writer gives her a distinct perspective on PR and media relations, enabling her to craft story angles and news hooks for clients that get attention and get covered. Brendi has secured coverage for her clients in local and national media outlets such as USA Today, Rolling Stone, Glamour, the New York Times, “Good Morning America,” BusinessWeek and Forbes, to name a few. Brendi has developed a reputation among her clients as a strategic and creative thinker, expert writer and crisis counselor.
Prior to starting Lee & London, Brendi co-founded the lifestyle PR agency Limelight Public Relations and prior to that spent five years in the San Diego office of global PR firm Porter Novelli, working both in public affairs and on the company’s national media relations team. Brendi has a strong background in campaigns for major Calif. ballot initiatives and has worked in partnership with numerous local and state agencies on press conferences, ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings. Her background as a writer gives her the ability to thrive under pressure and meet deadlines, while her experience in government relations has taught her the importance of leaving egos at the door and working as a team player.
Brendi’s experience includes strategic facilitation of branding and market positioning initiatives for emerging brands, as well as media and message training. Brendi has earned over a dozen industry awards for public relations, including several Silver Bernays awards and was a finalist for a national PRSA Silver Anvil. Brendi was named one of San Diego’s “40 Under 40” young entrepreneurs by San Diego Metropolitan magazine. In her spare time, Brendi continues to work as a freelance writer and is a professional oboist who plays regularly with the La Jolla Symphony.
Corinne comes to Lee & London from a PR firm in Hollywood, which focused on talent in film, television and music. Her experience working with celebrity clients, and her knowledge of the entertainment media, make her a natural addition to the Lee & London team. Since joining the L&L team, Corinne has earned media placements in NBC News BETTER, Digital Journal, People Magazine, Los Angeles Daily News, US Weekly, Daily Mail, Megyn Kelly Today, The Hollywood Reporter, LA Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Business Journal and more.
Prior to working in public relations, Corinne spent five years as a journalist for NBC San Diego as an assignment editor and web producer. She also ran the intern program, making her the perfect person to run Lee and London’s program. Corinne received her degree in sports journalism from Oklahoma State University and was a sports writer for several publications including Northwest Arkansas Newspapers and the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
Jennifer handles new business development and client services for Lee & London, building on her extensive career in sales and corporate recruiting. Prior to joining the agency, Jennifer was a senior recruiter at Starbucks for the company’s Western Regional Division. Jennifer is also a culinary expert, and was part of the founding duo of the popular gastro truck, the Gooch, which specialized in comfort food with a twist. The company was a fan favorite at every Chargers home game and appeared at top events and venues across the County including Green Flash Brewery and the San Diego Festival of Beer. Jennifer brings her extensive knowledge of hospitality and her successful career in sales and recruiting to her position as director of new business development. In addition, Jennifer serves as a mentor to staff, providing direction, training, development and motivation as well as overseeing team productivity.
Stephanie was born and raised in San Diego and graduated from San Diego State University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s in Communication. This educational background has provided Stephanie with skills to create quality writing for target audiences and develop relationships with the media through effective communication. It has also allowed her to understand marketing, SEO and social media and how they intertwine in the public relations field.
In her spare time, Stephanie likes to go to the gym, hang out with her family, and listen to music, anything from country to reggaeton. Stephanie also has a passion for photography, videography, and graphic design. She dreams of staying in San Diego and opening her own cafe.
Four or five moments – that’s all it takes to become a hero. Everyone thinks it’s a full-time job. Wake up a hero. Brush your teeth a hero. Go to work a hero. Not true. Over a lifetime there are only four or five moments that really matter. Moments when you’re offered a choice to make a sacrifice, conquer a flaw, save a friend – spare an enemy. In these moments everything else falls away…
J.P. is a San Diego native with nearly 15 years of experience working as a digital marketing professional, specializing in SEO, paid advertising and social media management. J.P. has a proven track record for success and has helped hundreds of clients exceed their marketing goals by creating innovate campaign strategy, and personally managing day-to-day campaign operations.
Leena studied music at California State University, Northridge, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree. After moving to Nashville in 2007 and spending several years pursuing a songwriting career, she ventured into the blogging world in 2012, when she launched her fashion blog, Leather & Lip Gloss. Leena’s blog has catapulted her career into the media field; she has written for sites like Life as Mama, opeeqo and Culture Trip, and has created content for several celebrity influencers. With an editorial background and experience in digital media, the field of public relations has recently weaved its way onto Leena’s resume and she has been assisting in the expansion of Lee & London throughout the greater Nashville area. Follow her on Instagram: @behindnashville
From photographing concerts and events at a young age to becoming an editor & graphic designer for publications both print and online, to majoring in Art Photography in college, I have always made sure where I studied, my passion would follow and it did reflect this in some educational way. This passion for discovery & learning expanded to photojournalism and eventually to cover, document & share compelling stories. An internship at FOX wasn’t enough. I was inspired & intrigued but bored. I wanted to be in the action. I invested in myself and spent a summer mentored by National Geographic photographers in Monterey, CA. What a transformable summer that was.
I believe my curiosity will never subside, I will always observe and photograph people, lots of people and ask questions, create, curate & watch the magic develop.
Fast forward 20 years, my ever-growing portfolio ranges from Grammy Award-winning artists, House of Blues concerts, weddings, love, businesses + branding, lifestyle, entrepreneurs, fashion editorial, content creation, New York Fashion Week, mentorships and in the medical field. With all of this said, I am ready to create and curate your story, there is so much more to capture, and so much more to uncover!
Corinne was born and raised in Chino Hills, California and just finished her third year at Point Loma Nazarene University where she is majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in public relations. She has seven years of reporting for student newspapers under her belt and is going to be a section editor at The Point this upcoming school year. Corinne is excited to learn more about what it takes to be a successful publicist while she is an intern at Lee & London and apply her writing, research, and creative skills to various projects and campaigns.
Ollie is a transplant from San Francisco who is loving the laid back vibes here in sunny San Diego. As a junior puplicist, he’s responsible for providing cuddles, posing for instagram photos and sipping puppacinos during client meetings.
Follow him on insta: @everythingollie
Lindsey is a second year journalism major concentrating in public relations and minoring in event planning at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She has one year of experience writing for The Wire, an online publication that highlights the experiences and accomplishments of professional women. Additionally, Lindsey serves on the Panhellenic Executive Board, the governing body of ten sororities on Cal Poly’s campus, as Vice President of Communications. Lindsey is so excited to work with the Lee & London team this summer and learn more about what it means to be a Public Relations professional!