Paola Iuspa-Abbott is a seasoned public relations expert and the current President of Top of Mind Public Relations, a boutique PR agency that delivers traditional and digital strategic communications solutions for businesses and organizations. With over two decades of experience in the industry, Paola has built a reputation for crafting compelling narratives that resonate with audiences and drive results for her clients.
Paola began her communications career as a journalist, working for several prominent publications, including The Miami Herald and the Daily Business Review. Her time as a reporter honed her storytelling skills and gave her a deep understanding of the media landscape, which she leverages to benefit her clients today.
In 2014, Paola founded Top of Mind Public Relations, applying her extensive media industry knowledge to help clients build and maintain a positive image. Under her leadership, the agency has grown to serve various industries such as real estate, legal, financial, compliance and advocacy. Today, Top of Mind provides services to mid-size companies as well as Fortune 500. Her strategic approach to public relations emphasizes the importance of establishing strong relationships with key stakeholders, identifying unique angles, and developing tailored traditional and digital communication strategies that align with each client’s goals.
In addition to her work at Top of Mind Public Relations, Paola is an active member of the public relations community, serving as a board member for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Fort Lauderdale Chapter. Paola is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) and the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE). Paola is a member of the Urban Land Institute Southeast Florida / Caribbean.
As an active member of her community, Paola serves on the board of directors of Camillus House, a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Miami-Dade County. She helps oversee the organization’s operations and fundraising efforts and raises awareness of Camillus House’s services and talented team.
Jessica Forres is a public relations professional with experience managing media relations, marketing and social media initiatives for law firms, real estate companies, private equity funds, nonprofits and startups. Previously with Miami-based Schwartz Media Strategies, Jessica managed and supported Fortune 500 commercial real estate firm JLL, Miami-based law firm Bilzin Sumberg, The Florida Bar, real estate investment firm 13th Floor Investments, Pipeline Workspaces and Chile’s Atton Brickell hotel.
Formerly, Jessica worked in media relations and communications for a number of social and environmental international NGOs, including Oxfam America, the World Resources Institute and the Environmental Investigation Agency. She began her career as a reporter for Washington, D.C.’s local NPR station and Public Education Center’s Natural Resources News Service.
Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree from George Washington University, where she studied International Affairs with a concentration in International Politics.
Courtney Moberley Moreno is an accomplished account manager and digital marketing expert with a passion for helping brands achieve their communication goals. She currently serves as an account manager and digital marketing leader at Top of Mind PR, a boutique public relations firm based in Fort Lauderdale.
With over 5 years of experience in public relations and digital marketing, Courtney is a seasoned professional who specializes in working with clients in the commercial real estate industry. She has worked with a diverse range of clients in this sector and related sectors, including developers of office, retail, multifamily and affordable housing; property managers; brokerages; law firms; and more. Her expertise lies in creating comprehensive communication and digital marketing strategies that deliver results and elevate the client’s brand.
As digital marketing leader, Courtney leads a team of specialists who are responsible for creating and implementing digital marketing campaigns across various platforms including social media, email marketing, websites, and more. Her focus on data-driven insights ensures that each campaign is tailored to meet the client’s unique needs and goals.
As an account manager, Courtney is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with clients, managing day-to-day activities, and ensuring that all deliverables are executed on time and on budget. She is a skilled communicator with a knack for translating complex concepts into compelling messages that resonate with target audiences.
Courtney holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a concentration in Business Management from the University of Florida. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, spending time with her cats and trying out new restaurants.
James Rosell is a Media Relations Specialist supporting client account management, proactive media outreach, social media campaigns, and community relations and marketing strategies for the firm’s legal, finance, commercial real estate accounts. Throughout his career James has represented a variety of legal, finance, real estate, corporate and technology companies.
James earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication with a special emphasis on Public Relations from the University of Maryland.
Crystal Aguirre is a digital marketing professional that specializes in creating online and visual content for email marketing and social media channels, driving brand awareness as well as coordinating and tracking marketing/advertising campaigns. Before joining Top of Mind, Crystal interned at Florida International University’s Spanish Language Journalism Master’s program developing strategic creative content and social media marketing strategies, and later, worked as a Communications Intern for a nonprofit organization in Miami.
Crystal earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with a track in Advertising, including a minor in Marketing and a certificate in Social Media and E-marketing Analytics, from Florida International University.
Emily Briel is an account coordinator with Top of Mind. In her role, she assists in the development of traditional and social media initiatives for the firm’s legal and real estate clients. She specializes in supporting account management efforts and assisting in content development, media relations, and research.
Before joining Top of Mind, Emily worked on the public relations teams at Tierney Agency, Foxglove Communications, and Breslow Partners in Philadelphia. As an undergraduate, she was a founding member, contributor, and public relations assistant for REFINE Magazine, the university’s first publication created independently.
Emily graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and a minor in Spanish.
Emma Ricuito is an assistant account coordinator who assists in both the traditional and digital media needs of Top of Mind’s clients. She specializes in multimedia journalism, social media marketing, and content creation.
Before joining Top of Mind, Emma worked as a digital producer for the TV show RightThisMinute and as a digital marketing manager at Nagel Media Group. As an undergraduate, she worked with Arizona PBS and interned for NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner.
Emma graduated from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Journalism.