Angelique Phipps has almost two decades of public relations experience, serving clients in the entertainment, financial, legal and hospitality industries. She has provided content for nationally followed nightlife and fashion outlets. She also brings a wealth of experience with high-profile event planning involving celebrities, along with social media and influencer integration, and crisis communications.
She has garnered earned media for clients in national outlets like National Public Radio, ABC-TV, Rolling Stone magazine, HuffPost.com, the New York Post, The Undefeated, and many more. Her client work includes serving a key role in Greasing of the Poles, a marquis client event that kicks off Mardi Gras season and draws international media coverage. In addition, her clients have included major fundraisers for nonprofit and public education initiatives, as well as social justice campaigns and a slew of entertainment clientele.
Angelique earned a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies with a minor in Native American history from the University of Oklahoma. She is an active member of PRSA and also serves on the board of the New Orleans chapter of PRSA.
Lee LaPlaca is a public relations major at the University of Florida. She grew up in Jupiter, Florida, and was a decorated member of her high school’s debate team. Lee was selected to attend summer pre-professional programs including the American Legion Auxiliary’s Florida Girls State and the Washington Journalism and Media Conference.
Currently, she is a member of her university’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America and the Hispanic Public Relations Student Association. Lee has earned certifications from Hootsuite, LinkedIn, Google Analytics and more. Her professional experience includes co-editing the FLY in the City Guide, the Mac Phipps PR campaign and two major nonprofit fundraising campaigns. Through the projects she’s involved in, Lee hopes to call attention to underrepresented groups and help share their individual stories. Lee is currently a junior publicist on the AMP PR team.