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FINN Partners Continues Southeast Growth and Elevates Nicole Janok to Florida Regional Leader

May 10, 2023

Janok Expands Role as a Partner in the FINN CSR & Social Impact Group, Championing Client Service and Regional Growth

NEW YORK – Global independent marketing and communications firm FINN Partners announced today that it has tapped Nicole Janok as its Florida Regional Leader adding to her role as a partner in CSR & Social Impact, a leading group in the agency’s Purpose and Social Impact Practice. In her expanded role, Janok will now be responsible for growing FINN’s Fort Lauderdale-based office, a hub of talent comprised of 20+ team members across the state, drawing upon the agency’s significant momentum in the Southeast region, spanning Nashville, Atlanta and Florida. Janok will report to Beth Courtney, managing partner, Southeast Region, and Amy Terpeluk, managing partner, CSR and Social Impact.

“Nicole is a Florida native with deep knowledge of its dynamic economies and constantly evolving demographics,” said Amy Terpeluk, managing partner and CSR & Social Impact leader. “This crucial role will integrate her leadership strengths, CSR expertise, and strong relationships across the Sunshine State. We can think of no better FINN team member to grow our Florida presence throughout the state and to partner with FINN Purpose & Social Impact experts globally to ensure the full breadth of our services are available to the clients we serve – especially those in the Southeast,”

Janok’s appointment comes on the heels of tremendous momentum across FINN Southeast and the firm’s Purpose & Social Impact Practice, with an enviable client roster that includes Jack Daniel’s, Pilot, Tractor Supply, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Meharry Medical College. Building on FINN’s legacy of innovation and collaborative partnership, Janok is charged with harnessing the power of the agency’s full-service capabilities to serve client needs across the state. As the nation’s fastest-growing independent marketing communications firm, FINN is uniquely poised to meet growing demand in the Florida market for expertise in real estate & development, health, travel, finance, technology, education, nonprofits and sports – all booming industries in the Sunshine State.

“Our Southeast Region is home to many of the nation’s significant industries across economic sectors,” said Beth Courtney, managing partner, Southeast Region. “The concentration of companies establishing their corporate headquarters in Florida and the adjacent states and the importance of reputation, social impact and integrated marketing communications positions FINN as the ideal partner to support their corporate standing and market traction.”

Janok added: “I am thrilled to take on this responsibility, which allows me to leverage my two decades of experience. My work with CSR and Social Impact Managing Partner Amy Terpeluk and Managing Partner Southeast Beth Courtney is an ideal collaboration that will provide multiple benefits to our current and future clients.”

A senior strategic communications leader with 20 years of experience growing national and global consumer brands, Janok has held executive roles at several top agencies in the Southeast prior to joining FINN. At Sharp Think, she served as Senior Vice President & Regional Director, responsible for launching the agency’s first regional office in Florida, in addition to spearheading New Business Development across three offices in New York, Los Angeles and Palm Beach. Before that, Janok was Vice President at MSLGROUP in Atlanta, Georgia. Janok began her career as a Reporter at The Palm Beach Post. and earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Florida.