Samantha Kayser, President
Innovator and founder of Modern Ink Public Relations, Samantha Kayser is an experienced and accomplished public relations and marketing specialist serving health care agencies, businesses, education and nonprofit organizations. Her business talents began at a young age planning and executing large-scale antique and health shows that drew thousands of visitors before expanding upon her skills while enrolled at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo.
After college, Samantha relocated to Florida working at a boutique public relations firm before moving on to establish a marketing department at a $25 million construction firm. A passionate entrepreneur, Samantha soon ventured out on her own providing public relations and marketing services to a variety of industries, eventually focusing her efforts on health care agencies, businesses, education and nonprofit organizations. These opportunities introduced Samantha to new people, big ideas, and comprehensive concepts that helped to shape the person she is today. In 2014, she was awarded the Communicator of the Year Award for a For-Profit Business from the Treasure Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. She also was honored with the Community Service Award by the Junior League of Martin County for her dedication and commitment to improving the community through volunteer work.
Samantha’s not really limited to the marketing business; she is also an author, artist and a very active volunteer in her community. In May 2015, Samantha will take on the role of President of the Junior League of Martin County for a two-year term.
DeAnna Hines, Vice President
With 38 years of marketing and communications experience, DeAnna Hines has a proven track record that has been grounded in promoting and supporting education.
She recently retired from her position as vice president for university relations at Georgia State University in Atlanta, where her responsibilities included, communications, marketing, media and public relations, crisis communications, publications, administrative speechwriting, creative services, alumni relations, fund development support, events and ceremonies.
Prior to her 13 years at Georgia State, DeAnna was executive director of communications for the Indiana University System and Bloomington campus. She also was director of public relations for the Indianapolis Public Schools and director of a curriculum resource lab for the Indiana Department of Vocational and Technical Education.
A journalism graduate of Ball State University, she has done extensive freelance work, is the recipient of numerous public relations and marketing awards and is a member of the Committee for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).