Often called the fixer, Petula Burks is an award-winning and skilled PR and Crisis Communication professional with over 20 years of experience in state and local government helping to advance positive narratives, combat negative stereotypes, and proactively generate media. Petula has shared her talents with the Georgia Department of Transportation, the City of Fort Lauderdale, the City of Miami Gardens, Miami-Dade County, Athens-Area Chamber of Commerce, Lake Lanier Islands Resort, Washington State Department of Health and the Greater Sacramento Economic Council. Throughout her professional journey, she has engaged communities, restructured organizations, advised organizational leaders, handled million-dollar budgets, introduced internal communications, and created elaborate media productions/events.
Considered smart, strategic, and savvy, Petula uses her marketing, public relations and communication skills on political campaigns, video production, and marketing outreach for clients around the country. She is the author of several blog spots and articles, a sought-after speaker, presenter and host, and a mentor to other up and coming professionals.
She was selected as one of Broward County’s 40 Under 40 Most Influential African Americans by Legacy Magazine, named a Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, selected as one of Miami-Dade County’s 50 Most Powerful Leaders by MIA Magazine and most recently named to 2019 Who’s Who list.
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