SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Pinckney Hugo Group, a full-service marketing communications firm, has hired Tonya Connor, of Rochester, New York, as an account director; and Kathy Phelps, of Farmington, New York, as a public relations director.
Before joining Pinckney Hugo Group, Connor was an on-air radio host at Stephens Media Group. Prior to that, she was the vice president of marketing and communications at West Franchising Group in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Connor also gained experience in marketing, media and account management working at advertising agencies in Indiana and Oklahoma.
Previously, Phelps was the assistant director of donor engagement at the Monroe Community College Foundation. Prior to that, she worked at Dixon Schwabl in a variety of public relations roles, including working as the vice president of special events and as a public relations supervisor. Phelps has a master’s degree in strategic marketing from Roberts Wesleyan College and a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from Keuka College.