2015 Rising PR Stars: Brooks Wallace, Account Manager / Media Specialist, Hollywood PR

A born communicator, Brooks Wallace is a seasoned PR professional who strives to go above and beyond every task in front of her. That includes proactively bringing in new business to her boutique PR agency, managing the firm's social media presence across five channels, leading media relations for a number of the agency's award-winning clients, and managing and mentoring junior staff. The best part? She does it all with a smile. Her contagious positivity permeates throughout the agency, motivating colleagues and contributing to the strong team bond her small agency shares.

Wallace has happily tapped her network to bring in two pieces of new business to the agency in the last year, showing her commitment to the firm. Her love of networking extends into the virtual world, demonstrated by her passion for growing the agency's social media presence. Soon after joining Hollywood PR, Wallace took it upon herself to take over management of the agency's social media channels, growing the Facebook page by 180% and Instagram channel by 365%. She is proud of her company's fun culture and team camaraderie, and highlights it on social media with success. In fact, BuzzFeed even included one of her agency Instagram posts in a story about PR in 2014.

Her most recent accolade came in early 2015 when she was asked to join the Public Relations Society of America's Boston chapter leadership team. Jumping in with gusto as the chapter's PRSSA co-chair, she has successfully implemented the chapter's first job shadow program and finds great fulfillment speaking to college students and helping shepherd in an enthusiastic new generation of PR professionals.