Brandonne Rankin
Communications Director

Brandonne Rankin Communications DirectorBrandonne is an expert editor and writer of op-eds, speeches, and legislative research, as well as screenplays, fiction, marketing, and trade publication copy. Her public relations practice fields include global, national, and regional crisis preparation, planning, and counsel, corporate communications, speechwriting, campaign and event planning, new business development, media communications and relations, brand building and reputation management, CSR program building, research, and media training.

Brandonne is the industry go-to expert for targeted messaging, style, structure, and flair in writing and communications. Her expertise in form, phrase turning ability, and audience connection skills are sought after by political and social campaigns, commercial projects, literary networks, and corporate spokespersons.

As Director of Community and Government Relations for the Builders Exchange of Rochester, she spearheaded strategy and tactics planning for the Building a Better Rochester coalition, where she researched and analyzed data, and authored the Upstate New York Funding Inequities Report, which uncovered state funding disparity for public projects, bridges, and highways in Upstate and Western New York. Her clients have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, American Banker, and on networks including PBS, NBC, and CNN.

Brandonne earned her Master’s degree in Strategic Public Relations from The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. She also holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Professional Writing from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT.

She is a mentor of emerging practitioners with the Public Relations Society of America, Rochester, NY Chapter, where she also serves as a nationwide judge for PRSA Chapter awards. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the Center for Association Leadership in Washington, D.C. She is an advocate for economically disadvantaged public school districts, New York State funding equity for AIM, education and public works projects. Brandonne enjoys writing, politics, history, swimming, and time spent with her family.

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