Returning to FHPR is a full-circle experience for Ellen, who began her career as an Account Executive at SFPR in the early 2000s after graduating from Temple University with a degree in Journalism, Public Relations, and Advertising. Learning everything about public relations from Sharla, they kept in touch, and Sharla has been both a friend and mentor to Ellen over the years. Ellen went on to earn an MBA in Marketing from The Fox School of Business at Temple University so that she could offer both marketing and public relations skills to future clients and employers.
After graduate school, Ellen was hired by the Theatre League of Philadelphia at the Merriam Theater, a former SFPR client, as the Director of Marketing and PR. A fan of all things Broadway, this was a perfect combination of Ellen’s passions and skills, handling the advertising, promotions, and communications for Clear Channel’s Broadway Across America Philadelphia series.
In 2008, Ellen began working at Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP), managing all aspects of advertising, promotions, media relations, sponsor relations, and digital media for historic site tours and the annual Terror Behind the Walls haunted house fundraiser.