PRSA Tampa Bay is pleased to announce Dr. Kanika Tomalin, deputy mayor and city administrator of St. Petersburg, Florida, as the Saturday morning keynote speaker at the 2019 PRSA Sunshine District Conference, July 25-27, in Downtown Tampa at the Hilton Tampa Downtown.
With Savvy PR & Communications, Sunshine City’s Brand Brighter than Ever
St. Petersburg Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin earned her stripes as a PR and communications professional in the health care industry before becoming second in command of Florida’s fifth-largest city. A dynamic and engaging speaker, Dr. Tomalin will share insights on how a PR veteran’s experience and leadership helped establish a new vision, brand and focus for the Sunshine City, which has gone from enjoying a surging renaissance to building a national reputation as one of America’s most attractive places to live, work and play.
In her role as St. Pete’s chief administrator, Dr. Tomalin works in partnership with Mayor Rick Kriseman to strategically advance one of Florida’s largest cities toward its goals. Her purview ranges from operations to strategy, and she serves to extend the mayor’s reach. Prior to being appointed deputy mayor, Dr. Tomalin served as a healthcare executive in various senior leadership capacities for Health Management Associates’ 23-hospital Florida Group and the five-county Bayfront Health Network.
An experienced strategist, she has also worked as a marketeer and journalist. Dr. Tomalin earned a B.S. in broadcast journalism from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, an MBA from the University of Miami and a Doctorate from Northeastern University.