B2 Communications is expanding its team with the addition of Leah Saunders as senior account executive. Saunders was previously an Account Executive with B2 and has five years of wide-ranging public relations experience, with significant roles in agency, tourism and government settings.
Most recently, Saunders was the public relations and marketing manager for Hillsborough County. In this role, she managed the public relations team and created and implemented communications plans for the county.
Before she worked with Hillsborough County, Saunders was the public relations coordinator for Visit Tampa Bay, the convention and visitors bureau for Hillsborough County. She coordinated visits to Hillsborough County from media representatives reporting on behalf of national and international news outlets and assisted with public relations efforts for the International Indian Film Festival (IIFA) in Tampa.
Saunders gained PR agency experience at &Barr and at B2 Communications early in her career. At &Barr, she managed public relations for accounts such as Moffitt Cancer Center, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, and Building Homes for Heroes. With B2 Communications, Saunders will again be working with clients in the commercial real estate industry, such as Colliers International in Tampa Bay and South Florida.
Saunders is actively involved in the Florida Public Relations Association’s Tampa Bay Chapter and previously served as the chapter president. She continues to support the association by serving on its Board of Directors and on the communications committee. Saunders was part of the Florida Public Relations Association’s “Rising Leader” class of 2012, a recognition for emerging leaders who have shown personal dedication and engagement in the association.