Elaine Mazanec is a skilled communications professional with experience in the hospitality, restaurant and non-profit sectors, and a passion for food, wine and travel. Prior to Savor PR, she was a Public Relations Specialist for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, where she handled public relations in the Mid-Atlantic region for seven restaurants and a boutique wine shop and market. In that role, she built close relationships with journalists covering the industry, and counseled the chefs, general managers and restaurant operators on everything from media relations to industry trends, social media strategy and event execution.
Elaine also worked at the public affairs powerhouse, APCO Worldwide, where she provided clients with strategic counsel regarding corporate responsibility platforms and programs, media strategies and stakeholder outreach. She has experience coordinating national public health campaigns, including the “Vaccinate Your Baby” campaign with celebrity spokesperson Amanda Peet.
Elaine graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, with a major in Political Science, and spent time in Nashville working for Congressman Harold Ford Jr.’s U.S. Senate campaign. She continues to be an avid political junkie, and enjoys cooking, traveling and exploring all that the DC area has to offer.