Local Public Relations Executive, Cynthia Wright, Named to Georgia Trend’s 40 Under 40 List

Junior partner of Savannah’s Carriage Trade Public Relations® and Cecilia Russo Marketingjoins previous honorees who include a movie mogul, a self-made billionaire and Georgia’s 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Wright, a junior partner with Savannah-based Carriage Trade Public Relations® and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC, has been named to Georgia Trendmagazine’s 40 Under 40 List, which identifies upward trending young professionals from across the state.

Members of this year’s list were chosen by Georgia Trend’s editorial staff from more than 300 nominations made by readers throughout the state.

Wright oversees business development and manages the firms’ joint Visibility Team, a digital office of four full-time employees and 10 contracted team members and coordinates both firms’ reputation management strategies for clients, media relations and online SEO-PR.

The 40 honorees named to the list must be under the age of 40, successful in their professions and “passionate about community service,” Georgia Trendexplained.

Wright serves as the immediate past president of the Savannah Jaycees, which celebrated its 75th-anniversary last year. She was also the publicity chair for the 2016 Savannah United in Prayer event, formed to bring the community together to pray for safety and those in need. She also has supported the community relations efforts of the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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The Savannah native is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in communications, focusing on public relations. Wright was one of six students to receive L.E.A.P. certification, which recognizes PR professionals who have gone through Leadership, Experience in Communication, Academics and Professionalism training. She was named a Rising Star in Business by Savannah Magazineand Savannah Morning Newsin 2017.

“We are so proud of Cynthia,” said Cecilia Russo, Founder and President of Cecilia Russo Marketing. “Her work ethic, management skills and competency are unmatched at her young age. She has a true passion for educating others about PR and the economic development in our Southeast region.”

Previous 40 Under 40 honorees include Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia; Susan Blakely, CEO of Spanx and one of the world’s youngest self-made billionaires; Ron Clark, founder of the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta and a New York Times bestseller author; and Tyler Perry, an actor, producer, director, screenwriter and founder of Tyler Perry Studios.

The magazine of Georgia business, politics and economic development since 1985 is published monthly and delivered to more than 50,000 subscribers. Nominations were open to the public, and the complete list of winners is available at georgiatrend.com.

Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. is Savannah’s premiere reputation management company. Founded in 1995 by Marjorie Young to help businesses increase their positive word of mouth in the community and globally online through its trademarked strategy, the REPUTATION MATRIX™ method.

Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC was founded by Cecilia Russo Turner in 2008. The firm puts the power of publicity to work, helping organizations, businesses and individuals move the needle and achieve their specific communications objectives through key reputation management strategies. For more information, call 912.665.0005 or visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.com

Elizabeth Poole
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade Public Relations®
Cecilia Russo Marketing