Meet the Team

Rachel Pinzur

President

From beachfront resorts to Miami’s Jungle Island and the famed Miami Film Festival, Rachel Pinzur is at the forefront of everything South Florida has to offer.

A creative innovator and crisis expert, Rachel brings limitless energy and a constantly evolving view of the industry to create unforgettable impressions for her clients, including luxurious hotels, restaurants, organizations supporting the arts and world-renowned events and destinations. Several success stories include positioning the Town of Surfside as a top tourist destination, partnering with the Miami Film Festival to increase publicity and attendance, and assisting Jungle Island with transforming its tarnished image and achieving record traffic (84K+) for its Luminosa Chinese Lantern Festival.

Before launching Pinzur Communications, Rachel led in-house public relations efforts for six years at the Turnberry Isle Miami resort and prior to that, she directed media outreach and marketing for the oceanfront Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne. Rachel’s experience also includes overseeing a range of regional and national clients for a Fort Lauderdale-based PR agency, including Red Lobster, the former Sheraton Yankee Trader and Sheraton Yankee Clipper hotels, Shula’s On the Beach, Broward County Convention Center, Jamba Juice Florida and the Broward County Library Foundation’s Literary Feast.

Rachel combines years of experience and talent to help her clients grow and achieve their sales & marketing goals.

FUN FACT

Redhead without the fiery temper; southern gal at heart; self-professed foodie; aspiring pianist

Trina Sargalski

Vice President

Trina Sargalski is obsessed with storytelling. For seven years she worked as a journalist, producer, and audio editor for media outlets including Tasting Table and WLRN-Miami Herald News, South Florida’s NPR station. She was part of the team that produced the award-winning audio documentary and podcast series Remembering Andrew. It came in third place at the Third Coast International Audio Festival (This American Life took first.)

She’s also obsessed with data and how it serves our clients, connecting the dots between public relations, digital marketing, and sales. She talks about pixels so much that one client once urged her to name her dog Pixel.

Most recently, Trina served as the founding Marketing and Communications Director for The Wynwood Yard and The Doral Yard, where she oversaw public relations, social media, marketing, community-building partnerships, internal communications, and branding for seven years. The mission of both locations was to be all-welcoming hubs of community, culture, and hospitality.

FUN FACT

Traveled to Mongolia; has a giant bookshelf dedicated to cookbooks; Miami native.

Andrea Salazar

Media Relations Manager

Andrea Salazar began her career in public relations 22 years ago after falling in love with the world of cinema while assisting in marketing for the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. The position led the Colombian-born professional to a career with national advertising/PR agency Moroch, where for 15 years she achieved top company recognition awards and represented major brands including Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Universal Pictures, and independent film studios. As an advertising professional, she worked on the Verizon Wireless account spearheading the Hispanic marketing for the Florida, and Georgia markets.

A passionate communicator in both Spanish and English, Andrea has worked with Pinzur Communications on a range of clients from a candy toy store launch, the Miami Film Festival, to the arts, providing powerful storytelling and media relations support. Since 2015, Andrea has also freelanced annually for the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

FUN FACT

Cinema lover; learning to ballroom dance; and loves to travel