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Professional Profile: Florence Quinn 2006

About

  • Title: President/Founder
  • Company: Quinn & Co. Public Relations
  • Location: New York City
  • Birthplace: Bristol. Conn., 1955

Family: Husband Eric, son Maxwell, stepson Spencer, two cats and a dog

College: Smith College

First job outside of real estate: Travel PR, which I still do.

First job in real estate or allied field: PR for Boston Properties’ first N.Y.C. building

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? I manage a 25-person PR firm that specializes in real estate and travel PR. We are launching two new divisions: Residential Hotels & Resorts and Wine & Spirits

Hobbies: Reading. hiking, swimming, shopping on the Internet

Favorite book: “A Suitable Boy” by Vikram Seth

Favorite movie: “The Sound of Music”

Person you admire most (outside of family): Bill Gates

Keys to success: Have passion, want it, never give up, hire talented people, and get help when you need it

If you had to choose another vocation what would it be? Own a vineyard in California or work for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.