Curley & Pynn Partner Dan Ward Earns Senior-Level PR Certification

Dan Ward

MAITLAND, Fla. (August 5, 2014) – Curley & Pynn Partner and Vice President Dan Ward has earned the highest certification of his profession—the designation of Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC).  Bestowed by the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA), the CPRC credential recognizes professional growth and achievement of senior-level public relations practitioners.

It is a prestigious accomplishment, with less than 80 CPRC-designated public relations professionals throughout the state.  Those who hold the credential have gone through a rigorous study and review process that includes a day-long examination and oral presentations to a panel of judges.

Ward has provided strategic advice and counsel to clients for more than two decades.  In addition to leading award-winning campaigns, Ward was named 2013 PR Professional of the Year by FPRA’s Orlando chapter and has served as president of the Public Relations Society of America’s Orlando regional chapter.  He also has the distinction of being “Accredited in Public Relations” or APR—a designation awarded by the Universal Accreditation Board, demonstrating commitment to the profession and its ethical practice.

“CPRC is one of the highest credentials of excellence for seasoned public relations practitioners and Dan has well-earned this designation,” said , Curley & Pynn president and CEO.  “I have had the honor of working with Dan for nearly 20 years and have watched him grow from a young professional into one of the most intuitive counselors in the business.  There are few professionals who can claim any greater level of leadership and contribution to the profession.”

In addition to being a leader in his field, Ward is a leader in the Orlando community, serving on the boards of the American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region, UCF Nicholson School of Communication, UCF Alumni Association and Pegasus magazine advisory board (the alumni publication for UCF).

About Curley & Pynn
Founded in 1984, Curley & Pynn provides counsel and advice and total program management to Florida professionals and corporate clients who recognize that in today’s business environment it is essential to communicate with all who have an interest in their success.  Curley & Pynn is the Central and North Florida affiliate of MSLGROUP Americas, one of the world’s largest public relations firms.  For more information, visit

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