Andy Abbate is an ex-New Yorker who is a public relations, marketing and social media professional. He went from being a “snow bird” to a full-time resident of sunny South Florida. In 2001 he founded Tenbrook Associates Marketing & Public Relations.
Throughout his career he has created highly successful public relations and marketing campaigns in such diverse fields as: insurance and financial services, construction, professional associations, logistics, international trade and commerce, legal services, charitable organizations, restaurants and business associations.
Making South Florida his home he jumped into the business community and was soon handling public relations and community outreach for South Florida’s largest credit union. He moved on to head marketing and public relations for a national specialty foods provider. At the request of executives of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce he accepted the role a head all communication efforts for a supportive housing non-profit created under their auspices.
Prior to moving to South Florida, Andy was chief staff officer for an international travel based organization; directed public relations and government affairs for a national consortium of engineering organizations; and managed national programs for America’s oldest professional engineering society. His career began in the advertising and promotions department of MusicRadio 77 WABC, while earning his Bachelors of Science in Communication Arts from St. John’s University.
Andy is committed to giving back to the community and has been recognized by two Miami-Dade County Mayors as well as the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners for his outstanding community service.
His professional and community service includes:
- Director, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
- Director, The Prostate Cancer Mission
- Director, Neighbors 4 Neighbors
- Co-Founder, Town of Medley Chamber of Commerce
- Mayoral Appointee, Town of Medley Economic Development Committee
- Originator, Doral Business Council
- Director, West Kendall Business Association
- Director, Geeki Girls
- Member, Miami-Dade Police Department Citizens Advisory Committee
- Executive Board, UNICO National – Coral Gables Chapter
- Director, Grand Jury Association