Who We Are

Mindy Berman established Mindy F. Berman Communications, a writing and public relations/marketing firm, in 1997 – after more than a decade of experience in a variety of business and government communications positions. Under her direction, the firm makes available a “virtual team” of other communications specialists, sponsorship acquisition experts, photographers and graphic artists to meet all of your communications needs in a cost-effective manner.

During her career, Mindy has dealt with virtually every facet of public relations, public affairs and marketing communications in business, government and nonprofit fields.

With her results-oriented approach, and ability to research, analyze and interpret issues effectively, she has created and implemented scores of quantifiably successful media relations campaigns, events and communications/strategic planning programs and initiatives.

 
Industry Experience
 
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)
Public Affairs Coordinator: Represented LADWP to the news media and employees in many forums, and developed and managed public information programs to obtain support for LADWP projects.
Marketing and Strategic Planning Coordinator: Managed marketing and strategic planning activities for LADWP’s Electric Transportation Program.
Business Planning Analyst: Analyzed market conditions and helped develop strategic planning initiatives.
 
California State University, Northridge
Interim News Bureau Director: Handled news media outreach and response for the university, and managed preparation of university newspaper.
 
CommSciences, Inc.
Managing Director: Provided communications consulting to clients, supervised research projects and oversaw preparation of research materials and client reports.
 
Teaching Experience
 
UCLA Extension
Taught “on-the-ground” and online classes titled Fundamentals of Public Relations, Newsletters: Writing, Editing and Preparation, Writing for Public Relations and Public Affairs for the Environmental Professional.
 
California State University, Northridge
Taught junior-level undergraduate course called Principles of Public Relations.
 
Woodbury University
Taught undergraduate courses titled Public Relations and Introduction to Professional Writing.
 
Education
 
Pepperdine University
Master’s degree in business administration (emphasis: strategic marketing)
 
California Specialized Training Institute
Graduate, Crisis Communications and the Media, first- and second-year courses
 
California State University, Northridge
Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism (emphasis: public relations)
   
Certifications
 
WBE (Women Business Enterprise), Supplier Clearinghouse, California Public Utilities Commission
 
WBE and SBE (Small Business Enterprise), Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
 
SBE, Coalition of Southern California Public Agencies
   
 
Contact us at 818-280-5106 or mindy@mfbcommunications.com
 
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