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Jana Raphael-McDonough
Senior Consultant

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My Dream Vacation: Traveling the islands off of Asia – first stop Bali, then the Maldives, Thailand and Philippines.

Favorite Quote: I have many, but this is one of my favorites. “The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win” – Kobe Bryant

Favorite thing about working with Buzz: The uplifting environment and friendly faces that work as a team. Working together in this industry is key to success.

If I had $1 million dollars: I would travel the world with my family and friends and take my kids to their favorite sports arenas! Then of course, build the house of my dreams (near or on a beach) and learn to take up a few more hobbies.

My hobbies are: Reading when I have the time, spending time with my family and kids, and going to the beach as much as possible when the weather is warm enough.

Jana Raphael-McDonough has been a public relations specialist for more than two decades. She has extensive experience in numerous verticals, including health/medical, technology, finance, business, and hospitality.

For more than 14 years, Jana has been consulting with clients and securing top-tier media placements on television, digital, print, and social platforms. Prior to consulting, Jana spent more than four years at Sergio Rossi, Gucci Group, handling PR for their men’s and women’s accessory collections. Prior to Gucci, Jana organized and maintained national and regional print editorials for ESCADA’s Ready-to-Wear, Sport, Accessories, and Couture Collections.

Jana resides in Westchester, NY with her two extremely active and athletic boys, spending most of her free time on the fields. Before moving to Westchester, she grew up on Long Island in a beach town that she will always call “home.”