Sandy Sponaugle is a public speaker, publicist, marketing consultant, spokesperson, and public relations team leader.
Sandy is the CEO/Founder of Platinum PR, a marketing and public relations firm supporting economic development and tourism organizations, higher education, banker associations and other industries across the east coast. Founded in 2002, Platinum PR employs Sandy’s passion of helping communities grow and diversify their economies and job opportunities for residents. She brings her expertise in communications, social media, marketing, economic development, and tourism to help clients create & implement customized communications plans.
Sandy is an advocate for effective communications across generations — from Generation Z to Baby Boomers — to increase results, productivity, and customer satisfaction. Through bridging the generational communication gaps in social media, traditional media, face-to-face, in recruiting and within the workplace, organizations can powerfully adapt to the constant changes happening in the marketplace and stay ahead of the game.
Sandy is a graduate of Shepherd University with a Bachelor of Science in economics and business administration. She previously served as a Research Specialist at the Jefferson County Development Authority in Charles Town, WV and as a Business Development Specialist in the Frederick County Office of Economic Development in Frederick, MD.
Want to know what industry and community cards I carry?
I’m a member of industry organizations like: the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce, the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors), the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA), the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), and Shepherd University Advisory Board for Communication.
I believe in “service above self” and I am also an active member of community organizations such as: Blue Ridge Community & Technical College Foundation, Shepherd University Alumni Association, Shepherdstown Rotary, Scarborough Society of Shepherd University (Board of Directors), Washington High School Business Advisory Council (Member). Additionally, I’m a 2005 graduate of Leadership Berkeley and 2016 graduate of Leadership Maryland.
Need to inspire, educate, and train your team?
Sandy offers keynote speeches, workshops, and break-out sessions for businesses and organizations in the public and private sector.
Learn about her keynote talks and workshops/break-out sessions here.