PR Strategy Group

Team

Cynthia Harris

Cynthia Harris, president and founder of PR Strategy Group, has developed and launched global and domestic technology public relations campaigns for 15 years, both in-house as head of corporate PR, as well as for PR agencies. Cynthia enjoys the “start-up” mode of working with young companies and then growing with them. She has a reputation for retaining clients because she generates results by being nimble, creative and capitalizing on opportunities. As a former Autodesk product manager, her “hungry rat” attitude demands results and successfully gets the job done.
Prior to becoming president of PR Strategy Group, Cynthia was the head of PR at Palm Source at the time they split from Palm. She took the company public on NASDAQ in 2003. Earlier, Inc. magazine commended Strategy Associates, which Cynthia founded in 1990, on The Inc. 500 list of America's Fastest-Growing Companies. Working Woman magazine recognized Cynthia individually in 2001 with a Western Region Entrepreneurial Excellence Award for Best Employer. In 2000 and 2001, she was named a finalist for the National Association of Women Business Owners Trailblazer award honoring exemplary employers. These accolades follow PRWeek's 1999 recognition of Strategy Associates as the fastest-growing PR agency in the United States. She holds a degree in education from Santa Clara University.

Michele Cerza

Michele Cerza leverages more than 10 years of experience in public relations and journalism to help clients develop compelling messages and secure media coverage that advances their business objectives. She has led campaigns for organizations ranging from Fortune 1000 companies to start-ups, and secured positive coverage for clients in numerous news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Fortune, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, InformationWeek, InfoWorld and many others. She has won many accolades for her work, including a SABRE Award. She also serves as a freelance writer, and has interviewed and profiled many female entrepreneurs for Ladies Who Launch. Michele began her career as a news writer and news producer for NBC-TV and CBS-TV affiliates after earning her undergraduate degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Maria Murnane

Maria Murnane is a full-time writer who has spent more than 10 years running business and consumer technology accounts for Silicon Valley PR agencies. Murnane focuses exclusively on the writing side of things to create materials that are professional, engaging, relevant and useful. She is known by clients and peers as the “grammar guru.” Murnane received a bachelor's degree with high honors in English and Spanish from UC Berkeley and a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Kent Streeb

Kent Streeb is a veteran high-tech, consumer and non-profit, public relations professional and writer with 13 years of experience. Streeb served for five years with high-tech industry research firm META Group, and also spent three years with Ernst & Young's Professional Development team. He earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a master's degree in history from George Mason University. Streeb served as a United States Peace Corps Health Volunteer in West Africa from 1990-1992.

Elizabeth Perry

Elizabeth Perry is the account associate for PR Strategy Group. Before joining the agency, she was an intern at the Palo Alto Weekly as a writer. She holds a degree in journalism and mass communications from San Jose State University.