LAS VEGAS, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jen Wenk, long-time public relations director for the UFC®, today announced that her public relations firm, StarPR™ Las Vegas, has signed an agreement with Authentic Sports Management (ASM) to represent the firm and its elite group of fighters, including Jon "Bones" Jones, UFC light heavyweight champion, Rashad "Suga" Evans, former UFC light heavyweight champion, Kenny Florian, Carlos Condit and Alan Belcher, among others.
"I am honored to have worked for the UFC and with owners and visionaries Lorenzo J. Fertitta and Dana White for the last six years," said Jen Wenk, President, StarPR Las Vegas. "I only hope to continue my good public relations work in representing this dynamic new management company and many of the organization's top fighters, including the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon "Bones" Jones, former UFC champion Rashad Evans and more."
"The Authentic Sports Management team is thrilled to work with Jen Wenk, as her PR accomplishments at the UFC are unmatched," said Glenn Robinson, Partner, Authentic Sports Management. "Jen will now play a lead role in the media and publicity initiatives for Authentic Sports Management and our premier group of fighters." Added ASM's Malki Kawa, "After working with Jen on numerous MMA media projects and PR opportunities for the fighters we represent, there was no second thought about adding her to the ASM team. This probably will be one of the smartest moves of my career."
"It's a pleasure and an honor to have Jen Wenk, one of the best in the business, now on my team," said Jon "Bones" Jones, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.
UFC veteran and former Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad "Suga" Evans commented, "I have known Jen Wenk for over five years and have always been impressed with her skill as a top PR professional, and in how she supports both the sport and the fighters. What a great move by ASM to bring on such an MMA pro."
StarPR Las Vegas (www.starprlasvegas.com), founded by Jen Wenk, was the long-time public relations director for the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization. After six years of record accomplishments in PR with the fastest growing sport in the world, and ten years of practicing public relations in New York, she started her own firm in Las Vegas. StarPR specializes in developing and executing public relations plans and generating national and local media exposure, publicity and special events.
Jen Wenk earned a Bachelors Degree in English and History from Hunter College in New York City, and has worked sixteen years in public relations for the Executive Chamber of New York, Governor George S. Pataki, CBS Corp., and the UFC.
About Authentic Sports Management – www.AuthenticSportsMgmt.com
Founded in late 2010, and based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Authentic Sports Management (ASM) is a premier sports management and marketing company with a mandate to help clients grow and succeed as athletes, while developing foundations, creating positive legacies and building a personal brand that will carry them far beyond their chosen sport. ASM, with General Counsel Neal Tabachnick, and senior partners Glenn Robinson, Malki Kawa and Jon Rubinstein, primarily represent and support top Mixed Martial Arts fighters.
SOURCE StarPR Las Vegas