Team

President

DANA RHODEN

Voted one of the 8 Coolest Female Entrepreneurs in Miami, Dana is a veteran publicist with over 20 years of experience. She has managed the reputations of more than 300 luxury lifestyle brands, many of which are Fortune 500 companies.

She started her career at Porter Novelli Los Angeles where she worked on marque accounts such as Procter & Gamble, Mattel, The Jim Henson Company Muppets and MTV. She also gained valuable experience in the entertainment industry by securing media for new movie premieres,television shows and Emmy nomination campaigns. Dana is recipient of a PRSA PRism Award and GATOR 100 award where she placed #49 out of the top 100 companies led by University of Florida alumni. She is actively involved in various charitable organizations including Miami International Film Festival, South Beach Wine & Food Festival, After-School All-Stars, Communities in Schools, Paws 4 You and Humane Society of Greater Miami.

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Consultant

CYNTHIA DEMOS

Instantly recognizable as WFOR’s nightly news anchor, Cynthia is an Emmy award-winning journalist, who serves as Consultant overseeing national media outreach for consumer brands and celebrity client projects.

Cynthia has more than 20 years of experience as a news anchor reporting in five different markets across the country. She has interviewed U.S. Presidents, professional athletes and entertainers and has had state policies changed thanks to her investigative reporting. Cynthia brings an invaluable knowledge of the news industry and unparalleled creative insight, support and direction to the agency.
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Account Supervisor

RACHEL GONZALEZ

Rachel is a seasoned Account Supervisor managing bilingual media relations and marketing campaigns for clients in nonprofit, travel, lifestyle, culinary, technology and healthcare.

A multicultural communicator, Rachel has implemented strategic media tours and increased visibility for brands across North America, Europe and Asia. In addition, she is a lifestyle and gifting expert who routinely appears on South Florida’s top morning broadcasts including Telemundo’s Acceso Total.
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Account Supervisor

GIANNA WYATT

GiAnna Wyatt, an Account Supervisor, brings nearly 10 years of experience in travel, luxury, hospitality and lifestyle. Traveling to Africa, Europe and beyond during her time as a freelance travel writer, GiAnna served as associate editor of Prevue magazine and contributor to AFAR.com.

As a travel writer turned publicist, she’s a creative force and master of strategic thinking for hotels, tour operators, restaurants, destinations and hospitality brands. She has managed PR hotel launches for Baha Mar, the largest hotel in the Western Hemisphere, The Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach and Hilton West Palm Beach among others.
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Account Supervisor

ANGELICA GALAN

Angelica is an Account Supervisor who brings extensive experience to The Dana Agency. As a Miami native, she is invested in the growth and development of the community and committed to supporting local businesses.

Through her work at the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce she developed and managed various marketing programs to improve the economic well-being of the city’s businesses in the hospitality and tourism industry. She oversees the agency’s culinary portfolio of restaurants and celebrity chefs.
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Senior Account Executive

HARPER EDGCUMBE

Harper Edgcumbe spearheads The Dana Agency’s New York City office where she currently leads national media coverage for the agency’s portfolio of consumer brands.

Focused on navigating media relationships and strategies across print, digital and broadcast mediums, she has successfully created public relations campaigns garnering millions of media impressions and increased organic engagement for the agency’s fashion, beauty, wellness and lifestyle clients.
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Senior Account Executive

MARISSA CRUZ

Marissa Cruz, a Senior Account Executive, has managed and executed public relations campaigns and events on local, national and international scales within the fashion, lifestyle and travel realms.

From boutique clients and global collaborations to mass brands and niche influencer initiatives, she plays an instrumental role with proactive media outreach, strategic partnership activations and event coordination. A Miami native, Marissa has represented local and international consumer brands prior to joining The Dana Agency. Her career highlights include securing top-tier coverage for Miami Fashion, Zuma Miami, Hilton Latin America & Caribbean and representing fashion brand Missoni in Italy throughout Milan Men’s Fashion Week.
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Assistant Account Executive

MARIO PIZ

Mario is an Assistant Account Executive who brings a vibrant and positive energy to The Dana Agency team.

As a South Florida native, Mario is passionate about the city’s developing cultural scene. He is a Cum Laude graduate from Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations. Mario specializes in public relations for notable culinary and nightlife brands. He has successfully executed various restaurant and food hall openings.
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Account Executive

SAVANNAH SMITH

Savannah, a passionate Account Executive, has had extensive experience in the public relations, event management and digital media fields.

She has extensive experience working with brands in the hospitality, luxury travel, wine & spirits, and fashion industry and loves anything that involves planning. Having grown up as the daughter of a successful restauranteur, she brings a unique view to the table when it comes to hospitality and culinary accounts. Savannah has created and implemented various media programs for international brands such as VieVité Côtes de Provence Rosé, Puente Internacional, MedicosTV, Couturista Travel, Mojitobar, Haikara Sake and laHANASWIM.
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