The year has been transformative for the PR team

The people, passion and talents of our agency are what makes us unique. And an integrated approach across all disciplines prepares us for any challenge. The public relations team is integral in this effort – providing news media and community relations, crisis communications, brand messaging and social media strategy for our clients.

We’re excited to continue developing this team by naming a new PR director and adding a PR account manager. Both are based in our Charlotte office and serve clients in all markets.

Amanda DeWeese, APR, Public Relations Director

Amanda earned her new role after more than a decade with the agency, most recently as account supervisor. She will lead our PR and social media team and continue providing strategic communications counsel and services to a wide range of clients including Charleston County Aviation Authority, Charlotte Water, Deloitte Carolinas and the American Cleft-Palate-Craniofacial Association. Amanda received her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) in 2011 and served as president of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Charlotte Chapter in 2014. She was also named by the Charlotte Agenda as one of the ‘12 already successful PR agency executives to watch in 2017’.

Elizabeth Bonner, Public Relations Account Manager
Elizabeth will help develop and execute PR and integrated communications strategies for Chernoff Newman clients. She comes to us with over five years of practice in Washington, D.C., in the fields of public relations, strategic communications, politics and public affairs. Elizabeth is looking forward to using this experience to help her clients increase engagement, expand their brand awareness and achieve strategic goals.

The news of Amanda’s promotion and Elizabeth’s hiring comes on the heels of two other public relations and social media professionals joining the agency this spring. Read more about the team momentum and the addition of Catherine and April here.