Bethanne Matari has a distinctive presence in the design industry. As the public relations director for Currey & Company for over 20 years, she is a professional with her finger on the pulse of what the American public and the media want. Not only does she maintain close relationships with the editorial teams of magazines and newspapers, she has a keen understanding of how to interest bloggers and other design influencers from all over the world in the stories she messages. Eric Ross says of her: “Bethanne Matari is truly one of the movers and shakers in our industry, connecting people and creating gracious gatherings wherever she goes.”
Her deep understanding of the artisanal is the result of a passionate interest in the artisans who create distinctive products, developed while working with craftspeople for many years. Adding her knowledge of promoting mass market products to this skillset illustrates this public relations professional’s range. For more than two decades, she has been front-and-center when Currey & Company vets new products biannually, which gives her great insight into what’s hot and what’s not.
An avid traveler, she has been to many points around the globe, including stints as an ex-pat in the Middle East and Italy for 12 years.