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March 9, 2016

Company Release – January 6, 2015

TAMPA, FL – Natalie Smith Joins Elevate, Inc. as a Public Relations and Communications Assistant. A Tampa native, Natalie Smith was raised in North Tampa and attended Sickles High School. Natalie recently graduated from The University of South Florida in December with a Bachelors in Marketing. Natalie began as a PR and Communications Assistant at Elevate, Inc. through a co-op program with USF and has been impressed with Elevate, Inc. from the beginning. In her new role, Natalie will manage internal social media and client relations. While at Elevate, Inc., Natalie plans to be an active and productive member of the Tampa Bay community who is always seeking to be #HelpingOurCity.

“I am proud of my city and I have seen firsthand professionals who are passionate about working in Tampa and moving it forward into the future,” Natalie explains.

In Natalie’s free time, she enjoys long distance running and other athletics as she comes from a cross country background at USF. She also enjoys spending time outdoors and has an avid interest in astronomy. She most recently got a large new telescope that has amazing imaging. Natalie is a great addition to #TeamElevate and she herself aspires to learn, connect and grow while working at Elevate, Inc.

About Elevate, Inc.

Elevate, Inc. is a Florida-based strategic business development consulting firm providing a multitude of services. Founded by community leader Aakash M. Patel in 2011, Elevate is in the business helping our clients learn, connect and grow.  Whether you are looking to expand your public relations efforts, community relations, or general marketing endeavors, the Elevate, Inc. team has the talent, experience, and resources to meet and exceed your company’s goals.

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