The Bender Team
PR for Those With Something To Say
With Over 30 years of expertise in public relations and marketing, Bender founded Bender Group over 26 years ago. She graduated from The University of South Florida with a degree in Public Relations and later studied for her MA at New School in New York City. Her public relations experiences started at Ogilvy and Mather Public Relations where she grew from Account Executive to Vice president on such accounts as Crystal Light, Maxwell House, Kool-Aid and other food accounts; She later became a Sr VP at Ruder Finn, Sr. VP at Neale-May and Partners where she opened the East Coast Office. She opened The Bender Group just after the birth of her fourth child with such accounts as The French’s Food Company. She has won numerous Industry Awards, and is a regular guest speaker at universities and conferences and is mentor for young people entering the field, many who have interned at Bender Group and moved onto to other successful Public Relations careers. Her strength is in strategy, high level media placement, creative planning, execution and very close client engagement. The Bender Group currently has an impressive roster of clients, many who have been with the company since its’ inception, that range from food, lifestyle, health and wellness, tech and B2B. Bender also has a strong commitment to social responsibility. She is on the advisory board for www.bigvisioncommunity.com, a non-profit that helps young people in recovery. Bender lost her 24 year old son two years ago to an accidental overdose and is passionate about helping others stay alive and sober. She is also committed to other charities and non-profit organizations ranging from Jewish Non-profits to community based groups geared toward children.