Velda Hughes

Owner & CEO

More than 35 years experience in public relations, marketing, event planning and advertising

Started the Hughes Agency in 2001, and is now one of the most recognized public relations specialists in the South

Graduate of the University of North Carolina

Daughter of a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist

Anna McNinch

Senior Vice President

More than 20 years’ experience in marketing, community and public relations and event coordination

Specializes in the corporate banking and non-profit industries

Graduate of Clemson University with a B.A. in Speech & Communications and Journalism

Amanda Long

Senior Account Director

Responsible for leading marketing strategies for multiple clients

More than 20 years' experience comprised of advertising, branding, word-of-mouth marketing, media relations, and events

Has managed clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies, top 25 public universities to small businesses and non-profits

Wake Forest University graduate with a B.A. in Psychology, minor in Studio Art

Eliza Bostian

Senior Account Director

More than a decade of experience in public and media relations for B2B and consumer-facing clients

Manages strategic direction and day-to-day execution of client work

Has worked with top-tier technology, hospitality, and non-profit organizations from the local to national level

Honors graduate of Furman University

Sandra Brockman

Office Manager

Responsible for day-to-day business and administrative operations

More than 40 years’ experience, including 25 years as administrative assistant to the publisher at The Greenville News

Graduate of Greenville Technical College in Business Administration

Jennifer Arnold

Senior Media Director

Responsible for all advertising planning, buying and analysis

More than 20 years experience in media research, strategy and analysis for print, broadcast, online, out-of-home and SEM programs

Managed international, national, regional and local multi-media initiatives for both Consumer and B2B Clients

Syracuse University graduate with B.A. in Psychology

Mary Catherine Beecy

Account Executive

Previously interned with Hughes Agency and Spartanburg-based creative marketing agency, Launch Something

Graduate of Wofford College with a B.A. in Humanities and a minor in Business

Catherine Stoffelen

Senior Event Manager

More than 3 years' experience in event production and management

Graduate of Clemson University with a B.S. in Graphic Communications

Previous design and marketing experience with COAST Apparel and Aspen Heights

Morgan Fields

Senior Event Manager and Account Executive

More than ten years experience in event logistics and execution, internal and external communication and strategic marketing

University of South Carolina graduate with a B.S. in Hospitality Management with a concentration in Meetings and Events

Augusta Fox

Assistant Media Buyer/Planner

Responsible for media research, plan implementation and reporting for national, regional, and local multi-media initiatives for both consumer and B2B clients.

More than 3 years’ experience in media research, strategy and analysis for print, broadcast, online, out-of-home and SEM programs.

Graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Psychology and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business with a Professional Certificate in Digital Marketing. Certified in Google Analytics, Google Ads Search, content marketing, social media, and SEO.

Bill Fox

Senior Account Director

More than 30 years experience as a journalist

Most recently served as Managing Editor of The Greenville News

Pulitzer Prize finalist and two-time South Carolina Journalist of the Year

Graduate of Northwestern University with bachelor and master degrees in journalism

Jennifer Gaillard

Director of Finance & HR

More than 20 years’ experience in accounting

Previously served as office manager for Narramore Associates

Graduate of North Georgia College with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a minor in Spanish

Rachael Greathouse

Director of Avenue

Responsible for Avenue and supports the Hughes Agency events team

More than 13 years of experience in event coordination, club management and food and beverage

Western Carolina University graduate with a B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism

Katie Kelley

Account Executive

Manages day-to-day account activities for various clients, including supporting the creation, coordination, and execution of strategies for public relations, media relations, marketing, and special events

More than six years of experience in marketing, advertising, event management and execution, and community outreach

Graduate of Clemson University with a B.A. in Communications and a minor in Public Relations.

Katelyn LeBlanc

Graphics Coordinator

Design Specialist for Hughes Agency and clients

More than 5 years' experience in graphic design and photography

Honors graduate of the University of North Georgia with a B.S. in Art Marketing and concentration in Photography

Kate Little

Senior Account Director

More than 15 years of experience in public relations. Previously worked with global luxury lifestyle clients while residing in New York City

Graduate of The College of Charleston

Holly McKissick

Senior Account Executive

Responsible for public relations and communications for multiple clients ranging from non-profit to technology

Experienced in national political fundraising in Washington, D.C., as well as corporate communications in the global cosmetics industry

Clemson University graduate with B.A. in French and International Trade, B.A. in Political Science and an M.B.A; graduate of IÉSEG School of Management in Paris, France with a Master of International Business

Melissa Slater

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

More than seven years of experience in strategic marketing, internal and external communications, and event planning and execution in corporate healthcare and retail settings.

High Point University graduate with a B.A. in Mass Communications and concentration in Journalism.

Tiby Weinstein

Events Manager

Lifelong resident of Greenville, SC and local business owner for over 37 years specializing in custom invitation design and event planning

Focuses on event management and production for corporate and non-profit clients

Graduate of Emory University with B.A. in English

Anna Wofford

Graphics Coordinator

Design Specialist for Hughes Agency and clients

More than 6 years of experience in graphic design, email marketing, and social media management

Honors graduate of Clemson University with a B.S. in Graphic Communications

Previous marketing experience with apparel design and branding.