Franco Announces Staff Promotions


DETROIT — Franco Public Relations Group, a full service public relations agency, has  announced four promotions – Pat Adanti-Joy, APR and Tina Benvenuti Sullivan to vice president and Stephanie Casola and Joe Ferlito to account manager.

Adanti-Joy, far left, of Sterling Heights, manages Franco’s nonprofit clients and oversees marketing and communications projects. She is an accredited (APR) member of the Public Relations Society of America and holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Michigan.

Sullivan, second from left, of Troy,  manages several of Franco’s auto/tech and professional services accounts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Michigan.

Casola, third from left, of Ferndale, manages a variety of Franco’s retail and consumer clients and serves as Franco’s social media strategist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Michigan State University.

Ferlito, far right, of Livonia, manages Franco’s healthcare and technology accounts and provides video production services for many of the agency’s clients. Ferlito holds a Bachelor of Science in advertising and public relations from Grand Valley State University.

They all serve on the agency’s Leadership Team and support business development.

“Promoting from within is core to our culture,” said Maria Leonhauser, president of Franco. We mentor and support leadership opportunities within our team. Pat, Tina, Stephanie and Joe have clearly demonstrated their commitment to excellence on behalf of our clients.”

In addition, Franco has added four businesses to its client mix.

Allied Printing Co. – Allied is a full-service printing company pushing the envelope with new equipment, technology and methods to provide prints that pop.

INERGY – INERGY is the global leading tier one supplier of fuel systems and emission control systems.  

Michigan International Speedway  – Located in Brooklyn, MIS is a 1,400-plus acres scenic track where NASCAR fans can enjoy the best in racing.

Powers Distributing – Powers is a local leader in beer distribution, sustainably and responsibly serving customers in Macomb and Oakland counties.

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