Ellie Hodgkins was promoted to communications strategist at Curley & Pynn Public Relations Management – The Strategic Firm. In her new role, Hodgkins will lead the planning and management of public relations and marketing strategies for several of Florida’s leading brands in higher education, tourism, and power generation and delivery.
Hodgkins joined Curley & Pynn in 2018 as a communications specialist and has since become a trusted adviser and essential partner to Beacon College, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), Lake Apopka Natural Gas District and more. In April 2020, her work on the media relations program for IAAPA’s 2019 Global Expo was recognized with an Award of Distinction in the Florida Public Relations Association’s Golden Image Awards program, which honors top public relations programs statewide.
Before joining the Curley & Pynn team, 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.
A member of the Public Relations Society of America’s Orlando Regional Chapter since 2018, Hodgkins currently serves on its board of directors as sponsorship chair and will begin her term as assistant treasurer in 2021. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human communication and a minor in film from the University of Central Florida (UCF), and regularly returns as a guest speaker to mentor students in Quotes, the Ad/PR Club at UCF.