Sharon Devonish Leid
Publicity Strategist, PR Consultant, PR Speaker & Business Strategist.
Sharon Devonish Leid, CEO of NetStruc PR, Publicity Strategist, PR Consultant, PR Speaker, and Business Strategist. With over 20 years of experience in Public/Media Relations and Community Engagement, Sharon has provided press placements for clients who either never had a media footprint before or are looking for more brand exposure. Sharon is able to get clients featured on local and national media outlets for the purpose to increase brand awareness, show credibility and expertise, gain more prospects, and increase profits.
Sharon started her career with the City of New York Kings County District Attorney's Office. She worked her way from a Community Relations Specialist to the Executive Director of Community Relations borough-wide working in the capacity of community engagement, public and media relations for the District Attorney and his programs and initiatives.
After getting laid off in 2013, Sharon decided to launch her own full Public Relations Agency NetStruc PR LLC in 2015. Her focus is on entrepreneurs and small businesses who don't really have the knowledge of getting the media to help build their brand.
Some of her clients have been featured on Local and National media platforms such as Here and Now ABC with Sandra Bookman, 107.5FM WBLS, 103.9FM The Toya Beasley Show, Fox5 NY, News 12 Brooklyn, Bronx & Long Island, ABC News, Essence, Black Enterprise, CNN, New York Times Courier Life Publications and so many more. Sharon has created strong long-lasting relationships with many media outlets, journalist, bloggers, and podcasters that gives her the opportunity to have quality media coverage for her clients.
Sharon is the Founder of Ladies of 3rd Thursday, a monthly business networking and resource group for professional women. Ladies of 3rd Thursday helps entrepreneurs and businesses network, find resources to help build their business, and help create business relationships and opportunities. She is the PR Chair and Board member of the Long Island Mocha Moms Organization, a member of the Public Relations Society of America, and an Alumni of John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
On top of her PR work and Ladies of 3rd Thursday, Sharon also does speaking engagements on the Importance of PR brands and why community engagement is beneficial to a business. She also speaks to college students who are aspiring to be entrepreneurs.
Sharon is a Wife to her business partner and high school sweetheart for over 23 years, a mother to 3 sons, and a passionate individual who loves to help others.