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Christine Bucan Joins UFCJC as Public Relations Lecturer

Christine Bucan has joined the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Public Relations Department as a lecturer.

Bucan is currently an executive vice president at Beber Silverstein Group in Miami where she manages the agency’s PR and social media divisions. She has served as public relations counsel to some of the world’s leading companies, including American Airlines, Mercedes-Benz and McDonald’s.

Her extensive international experience includes running her own public relations firm in Prague, where she helped real estate developers’ market new projects, fashion houses like Hermès and Escada open new stores, and multinational clients like Allied Domecq increase market share for their brands.  She also was recruited by the Prime Minister of Croatia to improve the country’s image following its civil war.

Her experience as a former newspaper reporter and magazine editor has helped her identify media targets and interact with reporters. She has secured client coverage on the “Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” CNBC, CNN and network affiliates throughout the U.S. She has also placed articles in virtually every top-tier publication including The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and her by-line has appeared in the Miami Herald, the Sun-Sentinel and many other publications.

A native New Yorker, Bucan was vice president at Edelman Public Relations where she developed highly successful programs for consumer clients like Georgia-Pacific and Things Remembered, as well as non-profits like World Vision.

She will be teaching PR Writing, leading the Bateman team, and serving as the faculty advisor for Alpha Production. Bucan will continue to stay active in the field, working with a few select clients at Beber Silverstein Group.

Posted: July 13, 2022
Category: College News, Diversity News and Profiles
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