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Fort Lauderdale Media Associates, Inc. is a custom publishing, advertising and marketing group based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, specializing in providing highly-targeted, custom-designed print and digital publications and online communications programs for local businesses, associations and professional organizations. As publisher for some of the very best neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale, each publication we produce combines contemporary magazine layout & design with the ‘up close and personal’ touch of locally-focused and relevant editorial directly from our neighborhood, city and business leaders.

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George Mihaiu, President & Publisher

George is the president and founder of Fort Lauderdale Media Associates, Inc., and personally directs all the company's projects and publications. With 25+ years of award-winning, international custom publishing experience for clients such as the Port of Los Angeles, Port of Miami, Port Everglades and the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), he brings extensive publishing, marketing and business development expertise to FLMA publications. Since selling his former port & maritime publishing company to a major shipping industry publisher in 2006, he’s turned to local publishing projects and now serves as newsmagazine publisher for Fort Lauderdale's highest-profile neighborhood civic and homeowner associations, including Rio Vista, Harbor Beach, Coral Ridge Country Club Estates, The Landings & Bay Colony, Victoria Park and the Las Olas Boulevard Association. George also served as publisher of Broward Health’s nationally-recognized BROWARD HEALTH MAGAZINE from 2012-2016 in association with the Broward Health system. He takes keen interest in Fort Lauderdale city affairs and was a member of the city's Economic Development Advisory Board from 2011-2014.

 

Ann Mihaiu, Vice President & Associate Publisher

Ann joined husband and publisher George Mihaiu in Fort Lauderdale Media Associates, Inc. in late 2013 after spending over seven years in the not-for-profit sector with PACE Center for Girls – Broward as Development Coordinator for Fundraising. Prior to PACE, she was with AT&T Wireless for 10+ years in retail sales, dealer training & development and retail store development. Ann serves as chief administrative executive for FLMA with responsibility for all billing and invoicing, as well as local ad sales, civic affairs and business development as needed.  With her Fortune 500 administrative experience and local connections throughout the Fort Lauderdale philanthropic and not-for-profit community, she is a great asset to all FLMA publication programs as well as to clients and customers. 

 

Karen Nasca, Business Development Director

Upon graduation from the University of Florida, Karen began her career in marketing and public relations, working for several prominent agencies and real estate development firms in the South Florida area. A move to Chicago for a senior communications position for one of the city’s major developers led to a career shift, marketing high-tech security systems to the Downtown Chicago, Class A office market. As the manager of Touchcom's Chicago office, Karen successfully built this start-up company's foothold in the marketplace and was instrumental in its acquisition by a major international security firm. With U.S. offices based in West Palm Beach came a move back to South Florida. Karen decided to dedicate her efforts to being a full-time Mom and a part-time volunteer at her son's school as a literacy and math coach. With middle school on the horizon, Karen was ready to embark on a new career and was impressed by the quality and reputation of FLMA's local publications when introduced to them. As Business Development Director, Karen is tasked with finding new ad sponsorships for our client publications, reinforcing existing sponsorships and creating new business opportunities for FLMA and our clients.  

 

James Polo, ContactPolo Design, Creative Director

James Polo is the creative director and designer of Fort Lauderdale Media Associates publications, continuing a working relationship with publisher George Mihaiu that began in 2005 when James was hired by Mihaiu as staff graphic designer for Seaports Publications Group. James remained with Seaports Group until 2012 when the company was bought out and he left to pursue his own independent design firm, ContactPolo design. He rejoined Mr. Mihaiu in 2013 and continues as designer and Creative Director for all Fort Lauderdale Media publications. His talents also reach into the South Florida film industry, where he serves as a graphics consultant to several leading film and video production companies in Miami. 

 

 

 

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