Name: Saptosa Foster
Title: Managing Partner
Company: The 135th Street Agency
Saptosa Foster is an award-winning communications strategist with over a decade of experience in public relations and media. She currently serves as managing partner of the 135th Street Agency, a strategic communications firm based in New York and Atlanta. At 135th, Saptosa oversees campaigns for clients such as the Weinstein Company, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Disney, and Paramount.
A native of Wilson, N.C., Saptosa graduated from Spelman College with a bachelor’s degree in English. She began her career in media as a fact-checker for Rolling Stone, O Magazine and In Style, and evolved into freelance writing for publications such as Vibe, XXL and Complex.
In 2005, Saptosa joined the 135th Street Agency and has led the agency to winning five NAMIC Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards (EMMA). She was recently named among PR News’ 2015 Top Women in PR and has been featured in Black Enterprise, ESSENCE, VIBE Vixen and on the Food Network.