Mary Estes is a senior marketing communications professional experienced in communications strategies that help clients meet business objectives in regional and national markets.
Her firm operates as a virtual agency offering the best talent to address the client's specific need.
A graduate of University of Georgia School of Journalism, she spent 10 years as a journalist in the Knight-Ridder newspaper chain, expanding her career into marketing communications services to industries including health care, software technology, real estate development, public utilities and manufacturing.
As a career professional in community relations, media relations and marketing communications, she is fluent in developing goal-based programs that raise public awareness and improve the public image of organizations, products and services to enhance their market position.
While a communications professional with Florida Power (now Duke Energy), Florida's second largest electric utility, she worked with government agencies, community groups and the media to communicate activities related to power generation and delivery.
Ms. Estes was responsible for enhancing the image of one of Florida's largest not-for-profit health care systems, winning a coveted first place from the International Association of Business Communicators. She received top awards from Public Relations Society of America and American Hospital Association's Society for Health Care Marketing and Public Relations.