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Experienced Communications Professional - Media + Public Relations

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
April 04, 2018

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Kyle S. Hanlin

**** ********** **.

Wilmington, NC 28409

919-***-**** Email:


To use my 17 years of professional public relations, media relations and marketing experience to enhance the internal and external communications of an established company, professional or collegiate sports team, academic institution or other dynamic organization to ensure that it reaches its targeted audiences and achieves its business goals through emerging and traditional methods.


Envision Communications, Wilmington, NC

President, September 2017-present

Communications consultant for varying clients, handling public relations, media relations, copy writing, copy editing, proofreading, marketing, web design and social media

Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Club (NHL), Raleigh, NC

Senior Director of Communications and Team Services, August 2000-February 2002 and January 2003-August 2017

Promoted from:

-Director of Media Relations and Broadcasting

-Manager of Media Relations/Broadcast Coordinator

-Manager of Media Relations

-Website Reporter

Responsible for National Hockey League (NHL) team’s operation as it pertains to domestic and international travel, four-star or better accommodations and scheduling for team’s 23 players, five coaches and members of upper management.

Work directly with team ownership, executive management, players and coaches, as well as NHL management in New York and Toronto, regarding local and national media and public relations opportunities.

Produce and edit team publications and news releases, arrange news conferences and public appearances, and contribute to marketing and community relations materials and events.

Primary broadcast operations contact for NHL Carolina Hurricanes franchise

Report directly to team President in regard to contract negotiations with network, as well as team-employed talent, including a multi-year, nine-figure television rights agreements in 2008 and 2012.

Solely negotiated a new multi-year radio partnership in 2007, and its extensions in 2010, 2012 and 2015, significantly increasing the organization’s media and brand exposure and creating new revenue streams.

Serve as team’s media contact at road games, manage all media-related activity at home games at PNC Arena, and hire/manage communications department employees, office interns and game-night employees each season.

During tenure, Carolina Hurricanes’ media relations department twice named a finalist for the highly-regarded Dick Dillman Award, given annually to the NHL’s top media relations staff.

Hired as Website Reporter in January 2001 following four months as a full-time media relations intern. In that role, produced news content (game stories, features, player profiles) and solely maintained the functionality of team’s official website.

Washington Capitals Hockey Club (NHL), Washington, DC

Manager of Information, February 2002-December 2002

Served as team’s media relations representative at road games and home games at the MCI Center.

Produced all team-related publications (media guides, game programs, sales/marketing materials) and news releases.

Facilitated national and local media and public relations requests and promoted team marketing and sales initiatives to relevant media outlets.

Collapsis, Inc. (Universal Records Recording Artist), Raleigh, NC and various locations

Road Manager / Sound Engineer / Webmaster, September 1999-August 2000

Road managed, engineered live sound, designed and sold merchandise and served as Webmaster for a major-label band.

Scheduled travel, performance/media itineraries, and managed finances during tour runs that lasted as long as a month.

Arranged and facilitated media opportunities at outlets across the U.S. and Canada. Interactive, Washington, DC

Metro Intern, June 1999-September 1999

Learned the rigors of a 24-hour news outlet at one of the pioneering and leading Internet news sites.

Responsibilities included 6 a.m. arrival to maintain/update the Metro section, monitoring news wires and representing the section at daily budget meetings with upper management and section editors.

Virgin Records America, Beverly Hills, CA/Chapel Hill, NC

College Marketing Representative, June 1996-February 1999

Promoted Virgin Records artists throughout the Carolinas through developing relationships with radio and retail outlets.

Provided direct artist support at shows, facilitated media requests and arranged meet-and-greet events.


Bachelor of Arts – Journalism and Mass Communication December 2000

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Well-networked with media outlets in North Carolina, Washington, DC and throughout the U.S. and Canada

Experience in working directly with top-level executives within and outside of the organization

Excellent public speaking abilities and interpersonal skills

Advanced PR, communications and writing skills (press releases, publications, news features, etc.)

Proficient in Adobe InDesign (desktop publishing), along with Microsoft Office and other standard business applications; experienced with HTML

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