We are engaged in idea building and believe that the thinking process affects the final product from the point of concept to implementation.
Human capital drives it all and that’s where our team excels.
Lisa Brock is a public relations and marketing professional with more than 34 years of experience helping organizations discover and share their unique stories. From the day she was recruited upon graduation from Florida State University by consumer products giant Procter and Gamble, to her current role as the principal of Brock Communications, she has influenced some of the most recognizable brands and beloved special events in the world.
Since creating her own full-service public relations and marketing firm based in Tampa, Florida, Brock has been able to choose meaningful clients and use her tenacious curiosity and critical thinking skills to challenge and inspire them. Specializing in strategic communication and crisis management, Brock and her team empower clients to reach their goals and take ownership of their narratives.
The People’s Princess Charitable Foundation, Inc., which managed Dresses for Humanity, turned to Brock to lead the world tour of the royal costumes worn and owned by the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Brock also represented the Historic Royal Palaces in London, celebrating the storied history and global significance of Kensington Palace, Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kew Palace and Whitehall Palace.
Brock’s storytelling experience was honed working in advertising for Young and Rubicam/Zemp earlier in her career, with clients from consumer products to financial products and services. After mastering the art of bringing a brand’s voice to life, she served as public relations manager and media spokesperson for the Anheuser-Busch-owned Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
Coupling imagination with focused strategy, Brock led the marketing efforts of the $35 million expansion project at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) that included the Tampa Bay area’s first IMAX Theater.
Using her competitive drive and winning attitude, Brock has made a major impact in sports marketing and media relations, working on the biggest events in the world including the 25th anniversary Super Bowl, the Olympic Games in Barcelona and Atlanta and World Cup USA ‘94.
She has also helped world-class athletes become champions in front of the camera while working as a media trainer and consultant to the Tampa Bay Rays, Major League Soccer, Mass Pro Soccer (USL), the United States Soccer Federation and the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, as well as individual athletes in the NFL, MLB and NHL.
To satisfy her need for knowledge and build her expertise across all sectors, Brock has worked as a marketer in almost every area of business including hospitality and tourism; healthcare, hospitals and physician practices; insurance; food and wine; financial; construction and development; retail and consumer products; technology and engineering; museum and traveling exhibitions; and professional and amateur sports.
Philanthropy has been a defining part of Brock’s personal and professional story. She is a founding board member of Frameworks of Tampa Bay, which uses social and emotional learning to help today’s youth grow into the leaders of tomorrow. Brock has also served as Chair of the Board of Directors for The Spring of Tampa Bay and is a member of the Advisory Board for the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida State University, from which she is a proud alumna.
Brock has also been an executive board member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Outside of the boardroom, she has been a catalyst for positive change in many young lives during her over 30 years of being a Big Sister. Her philanthropic work has been recognized by Guardian Ad Litem, where she was awarded The General Magistrates’ Award in 2008. She also received the Head & Heart award from Frameworks, the highest honor bestowed by the organization.
Aside from her charitable work, Brock has helped to shape the next generation as an adjunct professor at the University of Tampa and the author of “Good-Bye College, Hello Life.” Her students are taught real-world skills and leave class with a heightened sense of confidence and contribution.
Chief Operating Officer
Iranian born and London raised, Farrukh Quraishi is a retired professional soccer player and veteran public relations executive. After retiring from his professional playing career in 1981, Quraishi led the public relations management of Caspers Company, the largest McDonald’s franchisee in the southeastern United States. Intricately involved in the business, charitable and sports community for more than 30 years, Quraishi joined Brock Communications in 2003.
Highlights of his career include his role as Venue Executive Director for World Cup USA 1994 in Orlando, Florida, the first ever held on United States’ soil. Hailed as one of the finest managed facilities of the tournament, Quraishi worked closely with city, county, state and federal government officials to stage the world’s most televised event and bring the global project to a successful close. With security as a heightened issue during the international tournament, Quraishi’s public relations skills helped mitigate the ‘hooligan’ hysteria often portrayed as a partner in the ‘world’s game.’
His extensive experience includes broadcast color commentator, crisis facilitator and manager, non-profit board management and development, strategic planning and management, and technology projects. Quraishi’s profile in professional soccer has offered many opportunities as media spokesperson on the national and international level as well as a role as trusted adviser and strategist for U.S. soccer clubs. Quraishi serves on the Warrick Dunn Foundation board of directors and has earned numerous awards such as The General Magistrates’ Award from Guardian Ad Litem.
Allie Anderson is an Account Executive, providing client service, written content, and social marketing services to clients in our healthcare and retail practice areas. While in college, Anderson served as an intern for Brock Communications, where she discovered her serious interest in communications while participating in the drafting of a strategic plan.
Previous to joining Brock, Anderson served as a brand ambassador to theSkimm and worked at an advertising agency in Tallahassee, where she contributed as an Account Coordinator and Department Copyeditor. She has also participated in various workshops at the CUNY Publishing Institute in New York City.
A proud graduate of Florida State University with a degree in English: Editing, Writing, and Media, Allie enjoys detailed and technical writing that satisfies our clients needs for precision.
In her free time, Anderson enjoys traveling to new places and is forever searching for the best coffee spots.
Assistant Account Executive
As Assistant Account Executive, Carolina Tiuso works side by side with Account Executives to exceed clients’ goals and expectations. Born in Colombia, raised in Florida and Parisian by choice, Tiuso enjoys working in multiple sectors as well as a variety of clients.
Tiuso’s communications experience began at the University of Tampa where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising and Public Relations. During her time at UT, she gained knowledge of the industry by interning at Omnicon Group Colombia, Paradise Advertising, PP+K and Dunn-Co. After graduation, she spent six months in Paris learning French at the Sorbonne, adding a third language to her répertoire.
When she’s not in the office, Tiuso can be found exploring Florida’s beaches, natural springs and state parks.