Florida Research Consortium Names Roger Pynn to Board of Directors

Roger Pynn

November 13, 2013

By Kacie Escobar, MBA, APR

MAITLAND, Fla. (January 3, 2013) – Roger Pynn, president of Curley & Pynn, has been named to the Florida Research Consortium (FRC) board of directors and will serve as chairman of its Communications Committee.

FRC is a statewide organization dedicated to strengthening Florida’s innovation economy by promoting research commercialization and the development of a skilled workforce.  With more than 35 years of public relations experience, in his new role Pynn will work to raise the visibility of FRC and its initiatives.

“For more than a decade, I have worked with clients that seek to aide Florida’s business climate in technology, research and innovation,” said Pynn.  “The challenges facing Florida as an innovation economy are fewer than in years past, but there is still a great amount of room for improvement.  I am honored to work alongside colleagues in higher education, public and private sectors to promote innovation in Florida.”

Aside from his FRC duties, Pynn is also a director and member of the Executive Committee of The PRISM Project – a 10-county initiative to improve math and science education.  He remains actively involved with his alma mater, the University of Central Florida, serving on the Board of Visitors of the Nicholson School of Communications and as chair of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the UCF College of Sciences.

About the Florida Research Consortium
The Florida Research Consortium Board (FRC) is the state’s most focused yet widest ranging advocate for knowledge based economic development.  Members include public and private research universities, independent research institutes, Fortune 500 and other private sector members.  The FRC has advocated and assisted with the development and implementation of programs like Centers of Excellence, the 21st Century World Class Scholar’s program, the Innovation Fund, the State University Research Commercialization Grant Program, the Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research, Economic Gardening and the Florida Opportunity Fund.  For more information, visit www.floridaresearch.org.

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 www.TheStrategicFirm.com.

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