CAREERS: Where I Work - Kathy Hernandez, VP, PR Latin America,Yesawich, Pepperdine & Brown

How long have you been in your job? Eight years.

Describe the space you work in My office ambiance is very

results-oriented. Hanging on the walls are framed cover stories and

features we have made happen for clients, awards garnered for clients,

photos with clients, photos with the press, etc.

Do you socialize with your colleagues? Yes. Try to fit in lunches with

colleagues to exchange ideas, network, and enjoy each other. I need to

do it more often.

How often do you see your boss? At least once a day when I'm here. When

on the road, we communicate at least once a day.

Who is the smartest person you work with? Peter Yesawich, our president

and CEO. He is the most resourceful, networked, visionary person I know.

He is a link to success for so many different people.

Who is the craziest person you work with? Myself. Keeping up with myself

can be a challenge.

How often are you still there when the cleaners come round? Every day

that I am in the office.

What is the best thing about working there? Being at the top of our

league as the leading agency specializing in travel and tourism.

What is the worst thing about working there? Constantly proving


What's been your biggest mistake while working there? Traveling on

business for a month straight with no break.

What's been your luckiest break while working there? Continually wowing

the same client for the past eight years, which has included five trade

magazine cover pieces, repeated international award recognition, two

major E! features, a CNN Travel Now piece and so on.

What is the biggest thing to hit your office in the past year? Having

the capability, as an agency, to immediately respond to and guide the

travel industry regarding the September 11 tragedies. We did so by

having our research department conduct comprehensive surveys of how US

consumers feel about traveling.

Sneak us a good piece of gossip from your office. One of the staffers

here was a performer/contestant on Star Search.

Number of PR dept. employees: 17

Address: 423 S. Keller Road, Orlando, FL 32810

Phone: (407) 875-1111


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