JESSICA LEVY | President
As President and Founder of Levy, Jessica has positioned the firm as a highly recognized PR and marketing agency in South Florida and New York.
Jessica has a strong work ethic that has been instilled by an entrepreneurial family. She takes great pride in making sure her clients are offered the best in strategic marketing, events, social media and PR platforms. After working in New York for a publishing group, Jessica transitioned into the agency side in 2004. She was partner of a South Florida marketing agency for several years where she worked with top-notch brands from across the globe and continues to represent a strong caliber of clientele today.
Jessica has set out to bring an innovative and competitive edge to marketing and PR. She brings with her the knowledge and experience to build brands and take them to the next level through digital and media relations. Her constant awareness of the marketplace inspires her to put in motion new creative ideas and tactics to benefit the client base at Levy.
An active member in the community and within different organizations; Jessica is Co-Chair of The Orphaned Starfish Foundation Miami Chapter and contributes to other organizations including American Cancer Society, Lotus House, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital and St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
GABRIELLE KOLEVRIS-ROOTS | Executive Vice President
As Executive Vice President at Levy, when Gabrielle is not crunching numbers, she is coordinating memorable events. From a 6,000-person real estate tradeshow to ground breaking events for the industry’s finest real estate developers and privately hosted celebrity Chef dinners, Gabrielle is responsible for all aspects of event planning from inception to execution.
Prior to working at Levy, Gabrielle worked in the South Florida film industry. Gabrielle is originally from San Francisco, California. She has also lived in Boston where she graduated with a degree in Economics from Boston University. Gabrielle is an avid traveler, boater and is fluent in English, Spanish and Greek.
Gabrielle is a founding board member of Safer U.S., a non-profit organization with a mission to provide substance abuse education as well as access to trusted treatment centers. She is also a passionate volunteer with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Feeding South Florida.
MELISSA SWEREDOSKI | Managing Partner Public Relations
As Vice President of Public Relations in Levy’s Fort Lauderdale office, Melissa manages the team and services clients based in Broward and Palm Beach Counties, as well as additional clients across the greater Florida region.
Prior to joining Levy, Melissa worked in the hospitality public relations realm for four years. She specializes in strategic communications where she promotes brands using proven practices while also integrating evolving and cutting-edge techniques. She leverages her relationships in the public arena to bring value to her clients and prefers a very hands-on style to her work. In the newly opened Fort Lauderdale office location, she hopes to grow Levy’s client list and continue to offer a strategic and out-of-the-box approach to communications.
Melissa is also a founding member and Chair of the Deliver the Dream’s Young Professionals Board, a non-profit that benefits families in need through healing retreats. When she isn’t pitching media or connecting with people, Melissa can be found on the beaches of Fort Lauderdale or exploring the newest restaurants in South Florida.