Madelyn discusses her goals with her supervisor

Q&A with Bellmont Partners’ New Assistant Account Executive, Madelyn Elizondo

We’re excit­ed to wel­come and intro­duce you to our newest team mem­ber: Made­lyn Eli­zon­do, Assis­tant Account Executive!

After grad­u­at­ing from Coastal Car­oli­na Uni­ver­si­ty in South Car­oli­na, Made­lyn began her PR career at a strate­gic com­mu­ni­ca­tions firm in the Char­lotte, NC, area. Orig­i­nal­ly from Min­neso­ta, Made­lyn recent­ly returned to the Twin Cities.

We sat down with Made­lyn to hear more about her back­ground, why she returned to her home state, what she enjoys in her free time and more.

What drew you to Bell­mont Partners?

The team at Bell­mont Part­ners makes an effort to fos­ter an envi­ron­ment of col­lab­o­ra­tion and places val­ue on edu­cat­ing their employ­ees. As a young pro­fes­sion­al I am always look­ing for oppor­tu­ni­ties to grow and learn with­in the com­mu­ni­ca­tions indus­try. I already look up to all of the fab­u­lous role mod­els and val­ue the expe­ri­ence and exper­tise each of them brings to the table.

Which aspects of pub­lic rela­tions and agency life are you excit­ed to learn more about?

Since I can remem­ber, I have always had a pas­sion for com­mu­ni­ca­tion in a cor­po­rate set­ting as well as in life. By nature, I have always pre­ferred a col­lab­o­ra­tive and fast-paced envi­ron­ment, and I believe agency life pro­vides just that. The crossover between the teams and projects is a wel­come change to the agency life I am famil­iar with. I am eager to sup­port a team and add val­ue to such an inter­twined and well-con­nect­ed group.

How do you like to spend your time out­side of work?

Year round, I enjoy vol­un­teer­ing for Ronald McDon­ald House Char­i­ties and look for­ward to get­ting involved serv­ing oth­er local non­prof­its. Dur­ing the warmer months, you can find me vis­it­ing the lake, tak­ing walks, fish­ing and play­ing with my two Gold­en­doo­dles. After the past six years liv­ing in the Car­oli­nas, I have become quite a baby when it comes to the cold. The win­ter months, for me, are best spent inside watch­ing the Pack­ers win! I am a rag­ing coun­try music fan; in fact, every year I trav­el back to Myr­tle Beach, South Car­oli­na, for Carolina’s Coun­try Music Fest!

You have a back­ground in pub­lic rela­tions in the Car­oli­nas, what brought you to Minnesota?

Pre­vi­ous to Bell­mont Part­ners, I had the plea­sure of work­ing in the South­east­ern mar­ket based in Char­lotte. Being born and raised out­side the Twin Cities, I always planned on return­ing to my home state of Min­neso­ta one day. Min­neso­ta is filled with so many won­der­ful busi­ness­es and peo­ple with unique sto­ries and oppor­tu­ni­ties to expand with the help of pub­lic rela­tions. The Twin Cities are quick­ly grow­ing, bring­ing more and more tal­ent and young pro­fes­sion­als to the area. The blend of trans­plants and those born and raised here is what excit­ed me and brought me back to the area.

You’re join­ing the Bell­mont Part­ners Tech­nol­o­gy & Man­u­fac­tur­ing prac­tice group. What is appeal­ing to you about work­ing with clients in the tech and man­u­fac­tur­ing space?

My favorite part about work­ing in pub­lic rela­tions is how many experts we have the plea­sure of work­ing with. I love get­ting to know each client’s pas­sion for their com­pa­ny and com­mu­ni­cat­ing all the val­ue they add to the tech­nol­o­gy and man­u­fac­tur­ing indus­try. This team relies heav­i­ly on niche knowl­edge of dif­fer­ent ser­vices and prod­ucts that many aver­age con­sumers and pro­fes­sion­als do not pos­sess, and I believe there is incred­i­ble val­ue in that.

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