Sandra Fathi, President & Founder

2011 PR News People Awards PR Professional of Year, Finalist
2010 Bulldog Awards PR Agency Professional of the Year
2010 PR Source Code 'Top Tech Communicators' Awards, Honorable Mention
2009 PRSA New York President's Award

Sandra has spent the past 15 years helping technology companies achieve their communications goals. A celebrated speaker and active contributor to PR industry publications, Sandra's genius is turning emerging communications tools into practical, useful strategies for clients with tangible ROI.

Prior to founding Affect in 2002, Sandra led corporate communications and investor relations for RADVISION, a provider of video conferencing infrastructure products. Earlier in her career, she was on the technology team at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide, where she specialized in the networking, telecommunications, computer hardware, software and Internet business verticals. While at Edelman, some of Sandra's clients included Ericsson, EDS and Microsoft.

Sandra joined Edelman from Nokia, where she led marketing teams in the company's multimedia display products division. She also provided consulting services for Nortel on marketing the company's first VoIP product line and oversaw global marketing efforts for VCON, a video conferencing company.

She began her career as a reporter at People & Computers, the Israeli affiliate of IDG and Ziff-Davis, and was instrumental in bringing the Internet World conference to Israel.

Sandra is the current chair of PRSA's Technology Section and the New Media and Technology Committee Chair for PRSA NY. Her commentary has appeared in PR Week, Marketing Profs, Bulldog Reporter and DM News, and she has speaks frequently at industry events.

A New York native, Sandra attended New York University and graduated from Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a degree in International Relations.

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