About Us

We are a Florida-based public relations and strategic communications firm founded on the insights of Orlando’s top chief executives and decades of experience shared by Joe Curley, APR, CPRC, and Roger Pynn, APR, CPRC – legendary leaders in Florida’s public relations industry. Read more about our history.

We ask the right questions.

Driven by innate curiosity and a desire to know everything there is to know about your business and your stakeholders, we take a careful look at what is going on deep beneath the surface to get to the heart of the matter. This critical step allows us to create and operationalize strategic communications solutions with real organizational impact.

We tell you what you need to hear.

Our dedication to your success goes beyond the standard tactics. As valued thought partners, we tell you what you need to hear — even if it isn’t what you want to hear. We earn our seat at the table by relying on decades of experience and analyzing available data to help you make sound decisions.

We get results.

Curley & Pynn has contributed to phenomenal growth for great clients who afford us the opportunity to do big things. We aim to win big for you.

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Our People

About Us

Our firm is only as good as our people — and our people are top-notch. Curley & Pynn’s team of professionals offers decades of collective experience managing award-winning public relations and marketing communications programs for clients in diverse industries.

Connie Mercado

Senior Finance & Human Resources Director

Sean Asher

Public Relations Strategist

Sarah Kelliher

Senior Public Relations Strategist

Spencer Mills

Public Relations Strategist

Jackie Kelvington

Senior Adviser

Rebecca Kleha

Public Relations Director

Elisa White

Public Relations Specialist


About Us

Our approach to client service was borne from discussions with business leaders who defined the top public relations firms as those that manage the function — not those that need to be managed. Curley & Pynn’s signature Five Steps to Professional Success empower us to answer this call.

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Focus on what keeps the client awake at night.

Effective strategy requires maintaining a steady vigil, understanding the market and always preparing for the unexpected. We apply a single-minded approach to understanding and addressing issues that keep you from sleeping well.

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Analyze the big picture, not just the snapshot.

Only by fully understanding the environment in which you operate can you take advantage of opportunities and minimize threats. Our account teams rely on meticulous research to help you understand the impact of world forces and identify opportunities.

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Bring our clients solutions, not problems.

Innovative solutions create success. We are committed to your success and strive to provide advice and counsel to clients who realize that dynamic and strategic communication solutions have the power to build, maintain and protect an organization’s reputation.

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Anticipate…don’t wait to be asked

In today’s rapidly changing business environment, if you wait to be asked, you will be left behind. We work proactively to apply strategic anticipation to identify and maximize on emerging opportunities for clients.

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Accept total responsibility and be accountable for everything you do.

Corporate, social, and personal accountability continue to gain in significance. Curley & Pynn leads by example with this commitment and guides clients to maintain strategic community involvement programs, open stakeholder communications, and transparency in all dealings. If we make a mistake, we own it, apologize and make amends.


We’ve had the honor of tackling major challenges and seizing opportunities alongside many titans of industry. Throughout the years, these collaborations have been recognized at the regional, state, and national levels.


Curley & Pynn’s culture is the culmination of a distinct approach to client service, the belief that anyone can be a leader, and a desire to be defined by the impact of our outcomes rather than by the volume of our outputs.

Public Relations Strategist

Public relations strategists lead all aspects of client accounts to which they are assigned, guiding team performance and development, and continually seeking opportunities to advance the way we operate.

Public Relations

Public relations specialists play a critical role on our client account teams, masterfully executing tailored public relations and marketing communications tactics.

Public Relations

Our internship is an ideal experience for student leaders and recent graduates who are eager to apply their knowledge in a real-world setting.

We’re hiring! If you’re a public relations professional interested in a career at Curley & Pynn, apply at https://thestrategicfirm.bamboohr.com/careers.

Read these FAQs to learn more about working at our firm.


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We are fiercely loyal to each other and passionate about our right to have fun in the office and lives outside of it.

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We lead by example in our profession, in our community, and in the industries in which our clients do business.

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We do the right thing even when no one is watching and work only with teammates and clients who do the same.

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We celebrate longstanding relationships with clients and teammates who know we always have their back.

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We employ the best and demand nothing but the best from ourselves.

Perks to working with us

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Everyone receives 15 days of vacation time, with more days added after five and 10 years of employment.

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Retirement Savings

Employees are eligible to enroll in our 401(K)-retirement savings program after one year of employment. Contributions are matched.

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Participants in our medical insurance plan receive 80% paid benefits.

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Professional Development

We want to support you in elevating and sharpening your professional skills. Membership in a relevant professional association of choice is required and 100% paid.

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Schedule Flexibility

Take the time you need to care for your family and yourself by managing personal appointments without judgment.

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Friday Hours

It’s the start to a great weekend. We celebrate by closing on Fridays at 3 p.m.

Our Insights

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