Andrea F
Andrea F

Director, Business Development and Partnerships
NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

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Andrea Farmer Business Development Director NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Andrea Farmer is business development director for NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, operated by Delaware North, near Orlando, Florida. Fostering new business relationships and partnerships are essential to sharing the space story. She cultivates public/private sector sponsorships and promotions to create interactive, inspirational and educational experiences for guests.  Andrea began her career at Delaware North in 2004 in the marketing department. As the senior public relations and content manager, she was responsible for creating attendance-building publicity, content for video news releases, print publications, website and exhibit signage as well as community relations. Of her achievements, she is most proud of launching the national PR campaign for the Space Shuttle Atlantis attraction, supporting a double-digit increase in attendance since the grand opening. Prior to joining Delaware North, Andrea worked for 22 years at the Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens. From 1997 to 2004, Farmer served as the Director of PR and Marketing. She began her career there in 1980, working in food service part-time while completing high school and college. She also served as Director of Communications for the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce for two years and as Director of Marketing for Cape Leisure Corporation where she managed marketing, advertising, social media and public relations for eight Florida state and national park locations. Farmer is a member of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Space Coast Chapter and the National Space Club Florida Chapter, serves as co-chair of the United Way Employee Campaign, and has served on the board of directors and as treasurer for Brevard Cultural Alliance. She earned her Accreditation in Public Relations in 1992 and her Certified Public Relations Counselor designation in 2010 through the Florida Public Relations Association. She was honored as the recipient of the 2013 Harry Kolcum Memorial News & Communication Award presented by the National Space Club Florida Committee. Farmer was named the 2007 PR Professional of the Year by FPRA’s Space Coast chapter. Andrea graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and received an associate degree from Seminole State College.

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