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Hamlet Fort

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Hamlet Fort joined the MP&F team in February 2016. His client teams include Asurion, CSX, WGU Tennessee, Magellan Development and Richards & Richards.

 

A native of Hartsville, S.C., Hamlet graduated from Washington and Lee University in Virginia in 2015. While at W&L, he wrote for the student newspaper, served as president of the university’s Society for Professional Journalists chapter, and was an active member of the school’s Outing Club.

 

Prior to his hiring at MP&F, Hamlet held internship positions at The Tennessean in Nashville and The Sumter Item in Sumter, S.C., where he gained valuable writing and reporting experience. He also interned for the Appalachian Mountain Club in Boston, Mass., where he helped produce the club’s member magazine.

 

Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, supporting his favorite football team the Carolina Panthers, and, when possible, following his favorite bands around the country.

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Reagan Costa

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Reagan Costa joined the MP&F team in May 2016. A Chattanooga, Tenn., native, Reagan graduated from the University of Tennessee in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations and a minor in business administration.

 

Prior to joining MP&F, Reagan spent a year interning in the digital marketing department at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, where she developed content for the corporate wellness blog, assisted with releases of commercial marketing websites and managed social media coverage of corporate-sponsored events. During her time at UT, Reagan was an active member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and the Public Relations Student Society of America.

 

In her free time, Reagan enjoys attempting to cook, spending time with family and friends, and watching Tennessee football. Go, Vols!

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Sarah Hunt-Blackwell

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Sarah Hunt-Blackwell joined MP&F in June 2016. A native of Madison, Ala., she graduated from Vanderbilt University in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies and minor in corporate strategy.

 

Prior to joining MP&F, Sarah interned at Lexington Public Relations and TomKats Hospitality. She also completed an internship at MP&F in fall 2015. While at Vanderbilt, Sarah served as a campus tour guide, president of the Vanderbilt Public Relations Society, vice president of outreach for the Business Careers in Entertainment Club and vice president of Vanderbilt’s undergraduate National Black Law Student Association chapter.

 

In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, traveling and watching SEC football. An Alabamian at heart and Commodore by default, Sarah bleeds crimson and white… and black and gold. Anchor Tide!

Viviana Bertorelli
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Viviana Bertorelli

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Viviana Bertorelli joined the MP&F team in November 2016. Spending the first half of her life in Caracas, Venezuela, and the other half in Florida, she graduated in 2016 from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in advertising and public relations and a minor in multicultural anthropology.

 

During her time at UCF, she completed public relations and communications internships at three ad agencies in Orlando. Viviana was also an active member of Kappa Alpha Theta and Ad Club UCF, and spent a semester abroad in Valencia, Spain.

 

When she is not at MP&F, Viviana is constantly looking for new restaurants to try and new countries to visit.

Aya Harasawa
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Aya Harasawa

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Aya Harasawa joined MP&F as a staff associate in January 2017. She served as MP&F’s diversity fellow from June to December 2016 prior to being hired as a staff associate.

 

A Nashville, Tenn., native, Aya graduated from the University of Tennessee in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in communication, majoring in public relations and minoring in business administration. While at UT, Aya gained experience in writing, social media and media relations during her internship with the Metropolitan Drug Coalition. She was also an active member of Delta Zeta sorority, where she was on the executive board as the social and risk management executive.

 

In her free time, Aya enjoys traveling, eating at new restaurants and cheering on the Tennessee Vols.

Sara Salisbury
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Sara Salisbury

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Sara Salisbury joined MP&F in January 2017 as a staff associate. Her account teams include the Nashville Public Education Foundation, the State Collaborative on Reforming Education, TriStar Health, and the Cumberland River Compact Waterways Initiative.

 

A native of Charlotte, N.C., Sara graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies and minors in corporate strategy and sociology. Prior to joining MP&F, Sara worked for the law firm Arnall Golden Gregory in Washington, D.C. as a public policy assistant for the firm’s Privacy Practice Group. During her time at Vanderbilt, Sara was a member of the Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society and served as the Vice President of Chapter Development for Delta Delta Delta. Sara also completed internships with the North Carolina Department of Justice in Raleigh, N.C. and the Democratic National Convention Host Committee in Charlotte.

 

During her free time, Sara enjoys hiking in Percy Warner Park, trying new restaurants, and cheering on her alma mater at Vanderbilt Stadium.

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Millie Wert

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Millie Wert joined MP&F in January 2017 as a Staff Associate. She completed her degree in strategic communications at Elon University in December 2016. At MP&F, she serves on multiple client teams including CSX Transportation and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

 

During her time at Elon, Millie worked as a writing fellow at the university’s writing center and served as a coordinator for Family Abuse Services of Alamance County, N.C. In 2015, she spent a semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark, and she wrote about her experience as an official blogger for her program. During her senior year, she was inducted into the Lamda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society.

 

Outside of the MP&F office, Millie can be found reading, volunteering or planning her next travel adventure.

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Bailee Jordan

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Bailee Jordan joined MP&F in January of 2017. Her account teams include the U.S. Department of Labor’s Job Corps program, The Transit Alliance of Middle Tennessee and Opry Mills.

 

A native of Athens, Ga., Bailee graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations and minors in marketing and sustainability. During her time at GSU, Bailee completed internships with Mandy Edwards Marketing Services and Caren West Public Relations. She was also an active member of Kappa Delta Sorority where she served on the executive board as Vice President of Public Relations.

 

Outside of work, Bailee is always on the lookout for good books, bands or hiking spots.