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.

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

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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.

Roger Pynn

Roger Pynn, APR, CPRC

Senior Counsel

Connie Mercado

Connie Mercado

Firm Administrator

Heather Keroes, APR

Heather Keroes, APR

Vice President

Sarah Kelliher

Sarah Kelliher

Communications Strategist

Carey Jester

Carey Jester

Communications Strategist

Stephanie Rodgers

Stephanie Rodgers

Associate Communications Strategist

Toni-Ann Burke

Toni-Ann Burke

Communications Specialist

Miller Cordeiro

Miller Cordeiro

Communications Specialist

Approach

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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.

Accolades

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.

Careers

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.

Please send resumes to workwithus@thestrategicfirm.com

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Strategist

Communications strategists are responsible for leading all aspects of client accounts to which they are assigned, guiding staff performance and development, and continually seeking opportunities to advance the way we operate. In some agencies, they are referred to as “account supervisors.”

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Internship

Communications specialists support account teams in the execution of strategic public relations and marketing communications programs for our clients. In some agencies, they are referred to as “junior account executives,” “assistant account executives” or “coordinators.”

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Careers at Curley & Pynn are fast paced, fulfilling and complemented by competitive benefits. We are always open to talking with public relations leaders who think strategically, mind the details and thrive in a collaborative environment.

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OUR VALUES

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Integrity

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

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Trust

Our clients and teammates know we always have their back.  We stick to our word and follow through on our commitments.

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Family

While we care about each other and are passionate about our work, we encourage balance and prioritizing the loved ones who matter most in life.  

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Excellence

We strive to hit our target – every time. We employ the best in the industry and demand nothing but the highest of standards from ourselves. We do not settle for what’s fast or easy. 

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Leadership

We lead by example in our profession, our community, and the industries in which our clients do business. We have the courage to step up and do the job that needs to be done.

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.

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