With over 20 yearsof experienceatan industry leading, culinary communications effort, BrustmanCarrino Public Relations President, Larry Carrinohas proven himself to be the quintessentialmailroom-to-boardroomsuccess story. Carrino began with the firm in 1995 at an entry-levelposition, just two years fresh from high school graduation. In 2011, with the professional guidanceof mentor and PR maven, Susan Brustman, he took over the firm as President. Larry’s expertisein gainful networking, client service, media relations, and strategic brand development hasafforded him countless, valuable partnerships that have honed his craft and shaped him as apassionate and tactical PR professional.
Carrino ensures that BCPR is always on the cutting edge of trends in the lifestyle media sector.His role at the firm includes overseeing publicity, special events and marketing campaigns for thefirm’s roster of top restaurant, hospitality, event, arts and entertainment accounts. He is wellknown for his superlative work as publicist for nationally-esteemed, A-list chefs such as the 2018James Beard Award-winner (Best Chef: South) Nina Compton; Eater’sChef of the YearandTopChefSeason 13 winner, Jeremy Ford; Jeff McInnis &James Beard Award Semifinalists JanineBooth and Michael Pirolo. He currently spearheads regional PR efforts for the famedFoodNetwork & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festivaland maintains the role of PRchair for Slow Food Miami.
Highly revered in the Magic City, Carrino has a reputation for delivering fully-integrated publicrelations and marketing campaigns that consistently improve clients’ bottom lines.Hisentrepreneurial mindset has garnered him several prestigious industry awards that speak to thebreadth of his network. In 2009, he was selected as one of theTop “40 Under 40′′ ProfessionalsbyGold Coastmagazine and was cited as “Best Flack” by Miami New Times in 2008 and againin 2013. Carrino was honoredin 2015 with aSouthFlorida Business Journal’sMiami UltimateCEO Awardand,in 2019,received a Johnson & Wales University ZEST Award for Character andwas inducted into Florida’sBIZBASHHall of Fame.