Kimball Hughes Public Relations, a national public relations agency headquartered in Philadelphia, today announces it has promoted two of its own, naming Eileen Coyne the agency’s new director of public relations and elevating Ryan Stephen to the role of public relations manager.
“We’re leading the charge on reputation management and strategic content development as we help our clients identify and manage future communication challenges and opportunities,” said Kimball Hughes PR Vice President and Partner Rod Hughes. “Eileen and Ryan have proved exceptionally attuned to advancing the goals of our clients and the agency. Their promotions are well-earned.”
In her new position, Coyne’s responsibilities will include strategic planning across most agency accounts as well as overseeing the agency’s public relations managers. Prior to the promotion, Coyne served as the agency’s senior public relations manager, developing and implementing media campaigns to convey client messages to target audiences, build brands and foster industry influence.
Coyne began her career as a journalist in Washington, D.C., where she covered financial services for multiple publications. With more than 15 years of experience in public relations, Coyne possesses extensive knowledge of the insurance, financial services and association industries, among others. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Loyola University in Maryland.
As public relations manager, Stephen will assume responsibility for the day-to-day management of clients in the real estate, insurance and legal industries, working with them to create compelling content that strengthens their organizations’ reputations while highlighting their actions and achievements. In his previous role as deputy public relations manager, Stephen supported a range of client services in the real estate, trade association, legal, nonprofit and insurance industries, among others.
Stephen began his career in public relations with Kimball Hughes PR as an intern four years ago. He currently serves on the board of directors for Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia. Stephen graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations.