Our Staff Members
Meet the 2021 Team!
Annalisa Peña is a senior at Hofstra University pursuing a degree in public relations with a double minor in fine arts and rhetorical studies. She is the president of the Hispanic Public Relations Association’s student chapter at Hofstra, and the PR person for Hofstra’s Environmental Club: Leaders for Environmental Action and Fellowship. She is a proud Dominican-American, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. In her personal life she has a passion for visual arts and music. Through her work, she hopes to collaborate with clients and the team to contribute to the art of storytelling.
Gabriella Murray is a senior at Hofstra University from Westbury, New York, pursuing a major in public relations and a minor in civic engagement. She has been a member of “McAngels” of the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park for the last ten years, where she works closely with other community members. Murray enjoys listening to music and crocheting in her free time, and most recently started training for the NYC Marathon. She is excited to work as the Account Executive for the Swing Agency, to apply her skills and help contribute to the team.
Director of Social Media
Jasmine is a senior attending Hofstra University, majoring in Public Relations. As someone who was born and raised on Long Island, she is eager to become a part in the Swing Agency and bring her everything in her work and efforts this semester! She is beyond excited not only to see how she can benefit the agency with her skills, but how the agency's experience will benefit her future as a PR professional as well!
Director of Content
Arianna Collura is a junior at Hofstra University from Whitestone, N.Y, majoring in public relations and minoring in creative writing. She is a member of Hofstra’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) as well as a writer for The Hofstra Chronicle. In addition to her public relations work, she is an on air DJ at WRHU Radio Hofstra University, and a member of the Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority. Through her love for writing and music she hopes to one day have a career in the entertainment industry. She is grateful for the opportunity to work as the Director of Content, to build better relationships with clients.
Director of Experiential Marketing and Partnerships
Mia Zarcone is a senior at Hofstra University from Long Island, New York pursuing a major in public relations and a minor in psychology. For the past four years, she worked in customer service and is now an event planner for children’s birthday parties. In addition to this work, she is the social media manager for a jewelry company based in NYC. She is excited to work with the Swing Agency and put her PR skills to work. She hopes to work in the entertainment industry in the future.
Director of Branding and Integrated Communication
Max Sacco is a senior public relations major at Hofstra University with minors in history and journalism. He currently works as the Program Director of Talk for the three-time Marconi award winning radio station, WRHU Radio Hofstra University. He has interned with Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan and also the Molloy College Athletic Communications Department. In his spare time, he is also a member of the Hofstra Pep Band where he plays sousaphone and is a proud Chicago native as well.
Director of Media Relations
Caitlin Egan is a senior at Hofstra University pursuing a degree in public relations with a minor in music. A Long Island native, she uses the Hofstra community to develop her professional skills in the entertainment industry. Egan currently works as the Station Manager for three-time Marconi award winning radio station, WRHU Radio Hofstra University. There, she produces and hosts her own show, “Music Biz Buzz” which features music industry executives, who speak on different sectors of the business. In addition to her radio work, she serves on the public relations team for Unispan Records, where she secures press placements and airplay, and analyzes data for artists on the roster.
Jack Brown is a senior pursuing a Public Relations major and a minor in Rhetoric with a focus in oral communication at Hofstra University. Jack has interned at Rainbowwave Showroom, Pollen, and currently at Southard Communications based in NYC. In addition to his internships, Jack is also a member of Unispan Records public relations team. He loves public speaking as well as the media and has always been interested in pursuing this passion. Jack is thrilled to bring his skills and expertise to the Swing Agency and contribute as Account Director.
Creative Art Director and Director of Partnerships, Alliances and Events
Mia Zarcone is a senior at Hofstra University from Long Island, New York pursuing a major in public relations and a minor in psychology. She has previously worked in customer service for 4 years, and now currently works as event planner for children’s birthday parties and manages the social media for a jewelry company in NYC. She is excited to work with the Swing Agency and put her PR skills to work. She hopes to work in the entertainment industry in the future.