LAS VEGAS – Scott Kent, CEO of Las Vegas-based Lion Fight Promotions, today announced that he has signed fighting professional Jen Wenk, APR, and her agency StarPR Las Vegas, to lead the public relations for his highly respected, WBC-sanctioned Muay Thai promotion. Wenk now serves as the lead executive in charge for all of Lion Fight’s public relations needs, including managing corporate communications and developing a comprehensive media support system for the organization’s live events.
“We are thrilled to have Jen Wenk on board with the Lion Fight team,” said Kent. “Jen’s understanding of the fight business, along with her extensive public relations experience and reputation in sports, will be invaluable to the growth of Lion Fight and this amazing sport.”
“As the nation’s most respected Muay Thai promotion, I am honored to join the highly professional Scott Kent and Christine Toledo and their efforts in building the Lion Fight brand,” said Wenk. “All my life, I have always loved fighting. From boxing to kickboxing to Muay Thai and MMA, I am passionate. When it comes to my work in combat sports, I am determined and driven to succeed. I am excited to join Lion Fight at this stage in the company’s history and, along with Scott and Christine, will enjoy helping it grow as a recognized sport in America and a respected fighting brand celebrated around the world.”
Wenk founded StarPR Las Vegas, a public relations agency that specializes in fighting sports, following her six-year long career as the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Director of Public Relations. Wenk led the UFC’s PR division from 2005 to 2011, creating the highly effective Pay-Per-View event public relations and media initiatives while also managing its corporate, community and crisis communications. During this time, the UFC grew exponentially from $44 million in debt to a global sports brand valued at more than $1 billion.
Wenk has worked in public relations for over 17 years, namely for the Executive Chamber of New York under Governor George S. Pataki, CBS Corp., and the UFC. She earned a Bachelors Degree in English and History from Hunter College in New York City, and holds an APR (Accreditation in Public Relations) from the Public Relations Society of America. Wenk and her agency are based in Las Vegas where she currently resides with her nine-year old son, Jalen.
Wenk steps in with Lion Fight just as the promotion brings its hard-hitting Muay Thai fighting action back to the Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. “Lion Fight 7,” taking place this Saturday, Oct. 13, is a WBC-sanctioned full Muay Thai rules live event featuring WBC Interim World Champion Joe Schilling vs. Eddie Walker as the main event, and Joe Valtellini vs. Gregory Choplin in the co-main event. Also on the card is WBC Muay Thai championship fights between Las Vegas’ own Anthony Castrejon and New York’s Andy Singh and Jeri Sitzes vs. Tiffany Van Soest fighting for the 122-lb. WBC International title.
For more information about Lion Fight, please visit http://www.lionfightpromotions.com and follow on Twitter @LFPLasVegas.
About Lion Fight Promotions
Lion Fight Promotions, LLC is a Muay Thai fight promotion based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Founded by Scott Kent, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer, the company’s vision is to grow the sport of Muay Thai in America and increase its level of exposure and appreciation to the broad base of fight fans around the world.