Founder & President

Audrey Doherty

Idea generator. Influence strategist. Creative connector.

Two decades rich with public relations and marketing experience under her belt, Audrey’s still making waves with her astute business acumen, relentless energy, and the eyes to point out emerging trends. Emanating full confidence and charisma, Audrey masters major all disciplines across the board: strategic planning, media relations, social media, marketing, business-to-business, promotions, sponsorships, and special events. Her experience dives deep into many attractive verticals: commercial and residential real estate, travel, restaurants, consumer products and services, architecture and interior design.

Beyond founding and manning the helm of Chemistry PR, Audrey serves as Executive Director of the San Diego Building Owners & Managers Association—the city’s commanding voice in commercial real estate. She oversees public relations and marketing, membership services, community outreach and special events planning for more than two dozen annual commercial real estate events and educational programs.

Audrey is also proud to have earned esteemed Silver Bernays Awards from the Public Relations Society of America, San Diego Chapter. Her accolades stretch across multiple categories including Best Consumer Service Launch, Best Creative Tactic, Best Institutional Program, Best Travel, Tourism and Hospitality B2B Program, and Best Public Affairs Program.

Premier publications San Diego Business Journal and The Daily Transcript have published articles Audrey’s penned around issues and trends impacting the real estate and hospitality industries. She’s also frequented the sets of televisions news programs for NBC 7/39, KUSI, KGTV, KFMB and FOX5 News, sharing her insightful perspectives on public relations as well as representing clients.

Prior to opening the doors of Chemistry PR, Audrey harnessed her skills via multiple leadership roles at San Diego and Los Angeles agencies as well as going independent as a PR consultant. In these early years, her knowledge grew rapidly in launching and successfully running media tours, press trips, print and broadcast promotions and special events for well-known names in the travel, restaurant, and lifestyle segments.

Audrey is a University of California Los Angeles graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies. She is also Past President of the Public Relations Society of America, San Diego Chapter and serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Community Solutions.