Gina Morales, APR has over 13 years’ experience as a corporate communications and marketing executive. She is the chief strategist and founder of GMPR, LLC and is now working full time as Director of Brand Marketing at Hard Rock International Headquarters in South Florida.
Gina oversees global brand marketing, which encompasses PR, advertising, philanthropy, and artist relationships.
She founded GMPR, LLC – her namesake PR and marketing firm in 2016, out of demand. She has represented a variety of successful public and private sector clients in the hospitality, finance, arts, entertainment and casino industries.
Previously, she worked full time as the vice president of marketing and PR at Nationwide Title Clearing, a top 100 workplace and 25-year financial services company well known in the residential mortgage industry. NTC serves the top lenders, servicers and investors in the nation. Since her arrival in January 2015, NTC’s revenue grew over 30% and her oversight in marketing and PR caused extensive diversification of NTC’s services portfolio. Gina created campaigns, which achieved unprecedented reach to the most sought after and prestigious decision makers in the industry.
Before that, Gina worked for Seminole Gaming for nearly nine years and is the person responsible for developing and implementing all of the PR, community relations and digital marketing facets for Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa. Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment is one of the most recognizable and valuable brands in the world. She has substantial experience booking and handling celebrities, politicians, local, regional and national press due to her tenure with Seminole Hard Rock. She was recognized as a trusted advisor, which led her to work closely on Public Affairs directly with the CEO of Seminole Gaming/Hard Rock International in various cities and states on behalf of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Her impact is still evident today and the reason Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa is seen as one of the most visible and successful companies in the Tampa Bay area.
Due to Gina’s diligent work on community giving, she is well-known in media and regional 501c3 circles. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications and grew up as a Tampa Bay resident.