Teri Hansen, APR
President, Priority Marketing
Teri Hansen, APR
President - Priority Marketing
Owner and president Teri Hansen founded Priority Marketing in 1992, an entrepreneurial dream that began at a dining room table and flourished into the region’s largest, full-service marketing, advertising and public relations firm that recently celebrated 25 years in business.
Teri is Accredited in Public Relations and one of the founding members of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA), a member of FPRA’s Counselor’s Network, a member of the charter board and Board of Directors for Lee BIA Builders Care and is a founding member, past-president and former chairman of the board for the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation. She is a charter member of the Tiger Bay Club and recently completed an eight-year term serving on the board for Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties.
The Fort Myers native’s 34-year marketing career has earned a reputation for exceptional integrity, leadership and spirit. In all, Teri has been honored with hundreds of local, state, national and international awards, including the first person to be named Marketing Director of the Year by the Lee Building Industry Association in 1992, FPRA’s PR Professional of the Year in 1999, a Blue Chip Award winner in 2003, a Junior Achievement Hall of Fame Laureate in 2017, a Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Finalist in 2018, and the recipient of FPRA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.
Teri is passionate about serving her clients, and her business philosophy is based on a genuine interest in their success. This, in part, has led to her firm being named multiple times as THE BEST of Business by Gulfshore Business Magazine in three categories: Best PR Firm, Best Ad Agency and Best Web Development Company and hundreds of local, national and international industry awards for marketing, public relations and advertising campaigns.
Teri has led Priority Marketing in providing quality professional public relations and marketing services to philanthropic organizations within the community. Over the past 25 years, Priority Marketing has donated more than $2 million in pro-bono or discounted services to nonprofit and community organizations to help support their mission and fundraising.
Teri is dedicated to her husband, daughter, son-in-law, grandson and family, as well as her devoted Priority Marketing team.