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Community PR agency announces promotions, hirings
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Kristyn Fielding, left, and Hollie Barnidge, right, have been promoted. Fielding was promoted to senior account executive, while Barndige, a former Bryan County News managing editor, was named vice president. Photo provided.

Richmond Hill-based public relations agency Lesley Francis Public Relations (LFPR) is showing signs of growth with the promotions of two senior team members and the hiring of four new staffers.

Hollie Barnidge has been promoted to vice president, and Kristyn Fielding has been promoted to senior account executive. Web and print designer Hayley Larson and marketing assistant Crystal Vogel have joined the team full-time, while office manager Kerry Terry and writer/copy editor Sally Lowe Whitehead have taken on part-time roles.

LFPR was founded in 2011 by CEO Lesley Francis, who previously started a one-person, London- based agency that ultimately became the 14th largest in the U.K. Francis sold that agency to a global media group and relocated to Savannah, where she became a naturalized citizen in 2012 and launched her second agency.

“I am very excited about LFPR’s growth and success over the last few months, which is due to my not-so-secret weapon – a great team of dedicated staff,” Francis said. “I’m thrilled to recognize Hollie and Kristyn’s amazing contributions with their well-deserved promotions, and I look forward to our continued growth with their ongoing support and the talents of our new team members.”

LFPR’s client base encompasses government and nonprofit organizations, as well as local businesses, including American Traditions Vocal Competition, Bryan County, Family Promise of Greater Savannah, Greenbriar Children’s Center, Historic Savannah Foundation, Milan Day Spa on Broughton, Port Wentworth Chamber of Commerce, Savannah Classical Academy, Savannah Philharmonic, Savannah VOICE Festival, Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire and others.

To learn more about LFPR or their clients, visit or call 912-417-LFPR (5377).

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