Employee Spotlight: Cecelia Bender
Meet Cecelia Bender—Brunner’s new PR Director, new homeowner, and coffeeholic (you’ll fit in great, here!). We can’t wait to hear about your travels abroad. Read on to learn more!
Q: Why did you choose Brunner?
A: Brunner is a highly reputable agency in Pittsburgh – and the name recognition blows me away.
Q: Where were you born?
A: Pittsburgh, PA
Q: Do you have any siblings?
A: Most people are shocked to learn that I have eight siblings! Five brothers; three sisters. I am also the
youngest AND a twin!
Q: What hobbies did you have in high school?
A: Theater and Color Guard.
Q: Any fun projects happening at home?
A: I just purchased my first home – so I am learning all the “perils” of being a homeowner! I don’t know what “fun projects” are lurking ahead!
Q: What is one thing you’ve crossed off your bucket list?
A: If I had a list, I’d say traveling in Italy – so amazing. Can’t wait to go back.
Q: Favorite place in the world?
A: My best friend’s sofa! Talking, laughing, and just being still.
Q: How do you like your coffee?
A: Black – and lots of it. It’s like a cup of joe is attached to my hand.
Q: What is your all-time favorite band/group/ musician?
A: I love R&B. Whitney and Luther left us way too soon.
Q: Do you have an “unpopular opinion”?
A: Yes. Many. For instance, condiments aren’t necessary except BBQ sauce. And pickles are absolutely the worst! If they even touch my food, I send it back.
Q: Have you ever had a run-in with a celebrity?
A: I worked in TV for 15 years, so indeed I have. I would say being in Oprah’s presence was an extremely emotional experience for me when Discovery launched OWN. Up close and personal, I traveled to Asia with the Property Brothers for a week-long publicity tour to launch HGTV. But my all-time favorite, Mike Tyson. The encounter was priceless.