Dan Ward, APR, CPRC



Grand Rapids, Michigan

Alma Mater: 

University of Central Florida, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism


The Orlando-Area Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association named Dan its 2013 PR Professional of the Year for Career Excellence. Dan was inducted into the University of Central Florida Nicholson School of Communication Hall of Fame in 2011. His kids think he’s funny.

Around Town: 

Dan serves on the board of visitors for the Nicholson School of Communication and is chair-elect for the UCF Alumni Association. He is past president of the local Public Relations Society of America chapter.


Before joining Curley & Pynn nearly two decades ago, Dan honed his account management skills with an Orlando-based advertising/public relations firm, specializing in the travel/hospitality industry.


Spin is a four-letter word. Public relations is not just what you say and how you say it, but what you do and the implications of those actions. You can't 'spin' your way out of a bad business decision.

Out of Office Reply: 

Playing with my daughters or tailgating at a UCF Knights home game

Did You Know: 

Dan is a graduate of the Cooker T. University clown college, relaxes to the soothing sounds of Korn, Tool and Metallica, and gladly accepts any Words with Friends challenge.

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