[New York, NY. October 20, 2014] New York-based corporate communications firm Lawrence Blake Group International (www.lawrenceblake.com) today announced the appointment of Ariana Yiannios as Chief Business Development Officer. With a rising presence in four countries, Lawrence Blake Group International pioneers innovation within strategic communications and issues management, with a focus on providing vital development services to organizations that positively impact our daily lives.
Ms. Yiannios will play a key role in the strategic direction of the firm by leading the planning, development and execution of all business development, sales, marketing and public relations activities. In addition, Ms. Yiannios will mentor, coach and guide the management and professional staff in practices, processes and techniques that facilitate and promote strong client-focus and consultative client relationships. Ms. Yiannios will also develop, implement and drive firm-wide business development activities in accordance with corporate growth and revenue goals.
Ms. Yiannios is a native of Greece, with a keen love for New York City. A graduate of the City University of New York’s Hostos College, Ms. Yiannios used her passion for the big city to maneuver it like a pro - building a name for herself within the live event planning and marketing industries alongside some of New York City’s most prized venues and corporate partners including The Liquid Chef, Hedge Funds Care, Greenhouse NYC, and the Roseland Ballroom. As a former student of New York City’s public school system, Ms. Yiannios advocates for equal education accessibility, and volunteers eagerly to support organizations that provide arts education programs to public school students.
“Lawrence Blake Group International is one of the most exciting strategic communications firms today, and I’m thrilled to be joining at a time when business development is a top priority,” Said Ms. Yiannios. “Our strong roster of clients and commercial and development expertise make the firm well-positioned to execute on a variety of strategic transactions. I’m looking forward to working with L. Blake Harvey and the executive leadership team as we lead the firm to the next stage of transmutation and growth.”
"Ms. Yiannios is a strong and well-respected leader in the meeting and event community, and we are thrilled to have her join our team," Said L. Blake Harvey, Lawrence Blake Group International Founder. "We conducted an extensive search to find the right development leader for our firm and steadfastly believe her proven track record in business-to-business transactions and commitment to our industry will be invaluable assets as we continue to transform and strengthen Lawrence Blake Group International.