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

Michelle Walker

Director Of Finance & HR

More than 20 years’ experience in accounting and finance

Responsible for all accounting, financial reporting, and human resource functions

Graduate of Dallas Baptist University

Jennifer Arnold

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

Catherine Eberly

Graphics Manager

Design Specialist for Hughes Agency and clients

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 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

Assists in media research, plan implementation and reporting for all Hughes Agency clients. Develops and implements targeted communications and advertising content through a variety of media platforms and has been highly involved with all Hughes Agency clients’ annual advertising plans for over a year.

University of South Carolina graduate with a B.A. in Psychology

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

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

Natalyn Klump

Senior Account Executive

More than seven years of experience in marketing and communications in the non-profit and financial sectors

University of South Carolina graduate with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications, majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Art History

Lauren Knight

Senior Account Executive

Focuses on public relations and communications for clients

Experienced in account management and marketing, with a focus in the technology industry

University of South Carolina graduate with a B.S. in Business Administration, minor in Journalism and an M.B.A. graduate from Clemson University

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

Anna Catherine Miller

Senior Account Executive

Responsible for day-to-day client communication, specializing in event coordination and production for corporate and non-profit clients

Over six years of experience in event management, marketing, sponsorship sales and media relations.

Formerly served as Downtown Project Manager in the Public Information and Events department at the City of Greenville.

Clemson University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management with a minor in Communication Studies and a special emphasis in Special Events.

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