President & CEO, AMPR
Andria Mitsakos is an serial entrepreneur, international PR consultant, designer, style curator and global wanderlista. President and CEO of AMPR, Mitsakos launched the thriving New York City and Athens, Greece-based boutique communications firm specializing in luxury travel and lifestyle public relations in 2003. Today, the thriving boutique firm reflects her connections, passion and prescience. With more 20 years of experience, Mitsakos not only monitors current trends, but identifies and enables emerging ones.
Heeding the bigger picture – a rising tide lifts all boats – she excels at meshing clients and contacts…to everyone’s benefit. Mitsakos directly interacts with all accounts. That’s because every aspect remains important to the leader of this dynamic, multi-lingual, multi-cultural agency.
Her international connections run deep. Mitsakos spent her childhood shuttling between Europe, the Caribbean and her New England home. This wanderlust led her at an early age to Antigua, where she served as Director of Corporate Communications for Elite Island Resorts. In 1998, Mitsakos exited her in-house position and launched a series of PR agencies, where she spearheaded branding campaigns for major destinations including Puerto Vallarta, Dominican Republic, and St. Martin/St. Maarten. Mitsakos then expanded her reach by representing spas, chefs, restaurants, luxury brands and fashion designers.
Her international connections run deep. Both the arts and philanthropy inspire her travels and design. From singling out emerging fashion designers, to helping women in remote villages in Cambodia learn how to sew, Andria forges friendships that reveal every culture’s best-kept secrets. Her warmth attracts new confidants, while her little black book connects her to old friends in the media, travel and fashion industries.
She lives between New York City, which keeps her close to the media, and Athens, keeping her grounded within her heritage. Inspired by the notion that 'crisis breeds creativity,' she is currently working on various projects in Greece, including promoting both emerging and established Greek fashion and accessories designers to the international market, along with promoting Greek tourism. She recently launched Wanderlista Boutiques Worldwide, where she consults, curates and develops hotel and resort retail space.
Follow her on Instagram + Twitter @wanderlista
or visit www.andriamitsakospr.com