Public Relations Association to Discuss Communications During an IPO

Eleni Kouvatsos, First Watch’s director of communications, will share her experience and lessons learned working on the brand’s recent IPO.

By Staff February 8, 2022

Eleni Kouvatsos

Eleni Kouvatsos

At this month’s professional development program, the Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) will present “Cooking Up an IPO: Lessons in Leadership and Public Company Communications.” The event will feature Eleni Kouvatsos, First Watch’s director of communications and CWC-FPRA's immediate past president, and take place on February 17, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the First Watch Restaurant Group headquarters. The event will include lunch and be available to watch virtually.

Kouvatsos, who has been with First Watch since 2015, currently leads communication efforts for the brand including its earned media, crisis communication and customer care strategies and teams. She was closely involved in First Watch’s IPO in 2021 and currently plays a significant role in the newly public company’s investor relations efforts. At the event, Kouvatsos will discuss her experience in working toward the award-winning restaurant concept’s IPO, from initial strategic planning and complex communications implications to ringing the opening bell at the NASDAQ.

To register for the event, click here. Cost is $25 for FPRA members and $35 for non-members for the in-person events; tickets for the virtual program are $10 for FPRA members and $15 for guests.

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