Leah Bueno was born and raised in Tampa and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Central Florida. With over nine years of diverse public relations experience in industries including real estate, tourism, government, nonprofits and healthcare, Bueno is experienced in developing compelling campaign ideas to garner media interest and discovering new, innovative ways to enhance clients’ visibility.
As Manager of Communications, Bueno is responsible for overseeing multiple clients with diverse communications needs, developing cohesive marketing and communication strategies, responding to crises and setbacks, as well as acting as the daily liaison for HCP and our clients in regard to the dissemination of information. Bueno received her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) in 2016 from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
Prior to working for HCP, Bueno focused on communications for companies in the real estate sector and worked with international restaurant consultant Revenue Management Solutions and the Prevent Needless Deaths awareness campaign, which aimed to increase awareness of preventable child deaths. Bueno was also the Public Relations and Marketing Manager for Hillsborough County government, where she managed a team handling the public relations initiatives for over 30 county departments. She also worked at Visit Tampa Bay, where she was tasked with coordinating tours from journalists visiting Hillsborough County to promote tourism and gain national and international media coverage.
Outside the office, Bueno enjoys spending time with her daughter Claire, her husband Alex, and their rescue dog Daisy.
Favorite Quote: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou