Elizabeth Lytle was promoted to communications strategist and Ellie Hodgkins was promoted to associate communications strategist at Curley & Pynn Public Relations Management – The Strategic Firm®. In their new roles, Lytle and Hodgkins will lead the planning and management of marketing and communications initiatives for the Orlando-area agency’s distinguished clients in economic development, power generation and delivery, technology and tourism.
In addition, Jazmyn Reed is the newest associate communications strategist at Curley & Pynn, where she leverages experience managing media relations, social media and marketing communications to serve the firm’s clients in economic development, technology and tourism industries.
Lytle joined the team in 2017 and quickly grew to become an essential partner and trusted adviser for clients including accesso, UCF RESTORES and Lake Apopka Natural Gas District. Along with accolades from clients and colleagues, her work has been recognized by the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Image Awards and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Sunshine District Radiance Awards, which honor top public relations programs in Florida. Lytle is a member of the FPRA Orlando-Area Chapter and in 2019 graduated from LeadershipFPRA, the association’s statewide leadership development program for public relations practitioners.
Prior to joining Curley & Pynn, she served as public relations coordinator for Norwegian Cruise Line in Miami. Lytle earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in hospitality studies from Florida International University.
Hodgkins joined Curley & Pynn in 2018 and has since coordinated the implementation of numerous media relations, marketing communications and community engagement programs for Florida Power & Light, Universal Orlando Resort and the global IAAPA Expo, among others. Additionally, she mentors next-generation public relations practitioners as the leader of Curley & Pynn’s coveted internship program.
Hodgkins also exemplifies leadership as a volunteer for the PRSA Orlando Regional Chapter’s board of directors. Previously, she served as a marketing consultant for Art & History Museums—Maitland, and in numerous supervisory roles with Home Shopping Network, where she gained valuable experience liaising with brands such as Coca-Cola, Wolfgang Puck, Bon Appétit magazine and more. Hodgkins earned a bachelor’s degree in human communication and a minor in film from the University of Central Florida.
Prior to joining Curley & Pynn, Reed was an associate public relations manager at Findsome & Winmore, where she devised and implemented strategic media relations campaigns for nationally recognized restaurant and technology brands. She has also gained valuable experience in marketing and communications roles for the Osceola County tourism authority Experience Kissimmee, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Foundation for Excellence in Education launched by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
Reed is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America’s Orlando Regional Chapter and will serve on its board of directors in 2020. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with minors in communications and hospitality management from Florida State University.