Member Spotlight: Kaley Infield

This Member Spotlight profiles Kaley Infield, APR, who is marketing manager at The Bank of Tampa. She joined PRSA Tampa Bay in 2012, currently serves as website and newsletter chair of the Digital Communications Committee, and also served as a member of this year’s PRSA SunCon Committee.

  1. First news publication you read in the morning?

I typically get a quick download each morning by checking the Tampa Bay Times and the Washington Post.

  1. First public relations job?

In 2011, I started as external communications specialist at Gerdau, a global steel company with its North American headquarters based here in Tampa, and it was one of those jobs where you get exposed to all aspects of PR, everything from public affairs, to media relations, to marketing communications, to advertising and branding. Having gained so much exposure to so many core competencies so early in my career gave me the experience and confidence I needed to grow into a leader in the PR profession.

  1. Most important career mentor, and why?

It’s so hard to pick just one. I am very fortunate to have several influential mentors and dedicated supervisors who have guided me and helped me grow as a professional.

  1. Top grammar, style or writing pet peeve?

Unnecessary capitalization. It literally drives me crazy!

  1. Most rewarding accomplishment in public relations?

Completing my APR. I received my official “pass” letter from the Universal Accreditation Board in late September, so that one is pretty timely!

  1. Advice to new public relations professionals?

If I had any advice to offer, it would be to try and dip your toes into many aspects of PR and communications early in your career. It will make you a versatile, well-rounded professional, and it will keep things exciting.

  1. Job you would pursue if you weren’t in public relations?

I have a photography side hustle, and if I weren’t in public relations and marketing, I would love to pursue that as a career. I am also a true crime junkie, and I think it would be very interesting to be an investigative reporter or a detective.

  1. Favorite movie?

The Rocky Horror Picture Show.  

  1. Favorite vacation?

My husband and I love to travel, and so far our favorite trip has been to Scotland, where we went with our best friends as a group and spent a great deal of time in the Scottish Highlands, an otherworldly place. In a few months, we’re headed to Thailand, and I can’t wait to see how it compares with our last trip!

  1. Any three dinner guests?

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Tom Petty and J.K. Rowling.

My husband, Steven, and me with our dogs Arlo (left), a border collie, and Zero, a golden-chow mix.

Traveling with friends in Scotland in 2018.

My husband and me on the Isle of Skye, in Scotland, hunting dinosaur fossils.

On most Saturdays during the fall, we can be found in the Swamp cheering for my alma mater! Go Gators!


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