Curley & Pynn Elevates Esteemed Employees to Senior-Level Roles

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March 22, 2024

By Curley & Pynn

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 22, 2024) – Curley & Pynn Public Relations Management – The Strategic Firm® – is proud to announce the recent promotions of Connie Mercado to senior finance/human resources director and Sarah Kelliher to senior public relations strategist, underscoring their exceptional dedication and contributions to the firm and its clients.

Mercado’s elevated title reflects her evolving role on the leadership team, including oversight of the firm’s financial management activities, human resources administration, information technology systems and office management. She first joined the firm as an administrative specialist in 2002. Throughout her tenure of more than 20 years, Mercado has helped Curley & Pynn navigate changes in leadership, clients and account team personnel, as well as three office moves.

Kelliher joined Curley & Pynn in 2019 as a communications specialist and quickly became a respected leader of the firm’s work for Beacon College, Electronic Arts, Limbitless Solutions and Sarasota Orchestra. Her role is expanding to encompass a broader range of responsibilities aimed at fostering the team’s capabilities to be essential public relations partners. In addition to client service delivery, she will now oversee Curley & Pynn’s internship and professional development programs. Additionally, Kelliher will lead special projects aimed at optimizing operational efficiency, identifying areas for improvement and implementing innovative solutions to streamline internal processes.

For more information about Curley & Pynn’s team of professionals, click here or contact the firm on LinkedIn.

About Curley & Pynn
Currently celebrating 40 years of essential partnership, Curley & Pynn Public Relations Management – The Strategic Firm® – is an Orlando-based public relations and marketing communications agency founded in 1984 on the insights of top executives and decades of corporate communications experience. The team builds and manages award-winning communications programs to shape perception, align with key stakeholders and cultivate influence for leading brands in the industries driving Florida’s economic growth, including energy, higher education, technology and tourism. For more information, visit

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