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It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. ~President Theodore Roosevelt

Those words were uttered more than 100 years ago by President Roosevelt in a speech about the duties of citizenship that now echo through history. Those who desire to be public-facing and to influence and impact others, face an exhilarating – yet daunting call to duty. We here at St. Steven Public Relations (St. Steven PR) exist for individuals and organizations who do, or deeply believe they are called to serve others to meet this noble challenge, and we help them to successfully achieve this calling.  

St. Steven PR is led by Melanie Santostefano, a veteran communicator and community operator who leverages more than 25 years of experience in public relations, communications and the news media – and whose team represents the interests of authors, keynote and motivational speakers, those who desire to be elected officials, government organizations and nonprofits.

The surname Santostefano translates to St. Steven (alternative spelling – St. Stephen) – who is the patron saint of bricklayers and stonemasons. This PR firm is built with an unpenetrable foundation, and exclusively to help good local people establish, build and continually maintain their relationship with the public to serve the greater good. It’s about contributing back to our world in meaningful ways, and it’s a call to duty as President Roosevelt described it, that all of us should explore.

St. Steven PR specializes in strategic communications and a full suite of services that catapult clients into the public sphere – so they can educate, enlighten, motive and inspire – to move people, groups and organizations – onward and upward for the greater good!