Mary Jane Kolassa

Public Relations Account Director

MJ brings a true veteran presence to Paradise’s public relations team. She has spent virtually her entire career in travel, tourism and destination PR.

Based in the agency’s Daytona office, MJ handles Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa; Orlando North, Seminole County; Space Florida; and New Smynra Beach.

Born and raised in Lexington, Massachusetts and a graduate of Boston College, MJ’s PR career took her to Washington, D.C., Annapolis, Maryland, and Lake Tahoe, California, before settling in Florida permanently in 1996.

Prior to joining Paradise in 2015, MJ spent nearly two decades at the former YPartnership in Maitland, where she managed such accounts as B Resort, Gaylord Palms Resort, Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort, Orlando Renaissance Resort at Sea World and many others.