Susan Friedman has over 25 years of experience in promotions, special events, marketing and publicity, with special emphasis in media relations. Her knowledge of the Dallas market is unparalleled, and her PR services are often demanded throughout Texas and beyond, leading to placements in such media outlets as the Wall Street Journal, Elle, InStyle Magazine, New York Times, BBC, Forbes, and more.
Working with Burberry’s, Max Mara and other high-end designers, Susan launched her PR career as an intern in London in the fashion industry. After graduating from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, she moved to New York City where she pursued a career in public relations for high profile fashion designers and dance companies. There, she worked with such amazing clients as Mikhail Baryshnikov, The Royal Ballet, Jean Paul Gaultier and Moschino. In Texas, Susan was the Marketing & PR Director for Liberty Noodles and Club Clearview before launching FMPR in 2003.
Susan served as Publicity Chair of AIDS Services of Dallas’ No Tie Dinner and Dessert Party for eight years and has been involved with numerous organizations including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Chamber Symphony, Leadership Ballet, and Association for Women in Communication, among others. She enjoys adventure traveling, from ice trekking on Patagonia’s glacier tops to white water rafting in Costa Rica. She fervently reads Time Magazine, likes to celebrate her Halloween birthday in Tulum, Mexico, and is happily married with two fur-kids, an orange cat named Youpie and a 130-pound dog named Shaggy (part Old English Sheepdog and part St. Bernard).
Raised in Dallas, Anna Davis joined FMPR as an intern in 2016 and was soon hired as the company’s first full-time employee. After graduating from University of Arkansas with a B.A. in Journalism: Advertising and Public Relations with a minor in Marketing, she worked in the hospitality industry, spending a summer on a guest ranch in Wyoming then returning to Dallas to work at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek. Today, she serves as a Junior PR Associate, assisting in daily operations, strategy, outreach, events, and reporting.
In her free time, Anna loves to travel, both near and far, and run half marathons. She also enjoys giving back to the community by fostering dogs, volunteering at Dallas Animal Services, and working in the gardens at Bonton Farms. Her pup, Penny, is a Great Pyrenees and Retriever mix that is always down for an adventure or a nap.