Ryan Puckett

Ryan Puckett

Principal at two21 LLC

Location
Indianapolis, Indiana Area
Industry
Public Relations and Communications

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Ryan Puckett's Overview

Current
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Connections

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Ryan Puckett's Summary

- Communications specialist with several years of well-rounded career experience spanning public relations, marketing, corporate communications, branding and public affairs
- Experiences within Fortune 500 companies, advertising and PR agencies, startups, local government, and not-for-profit organizations
- Talented writer and editor
- Experienced spokesperson and public speaker

Specialties

Media relations, crisis communcations, issues management, internal communications, copywriting, speechwriting, ghost writing.

Ryan Puckett's Experience

Principal

two21 LLC

Sole Proprietorship; Myself Only; Public Relations and Communications industry

January 2008Present (6 years 9 months) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

Communications and content specialist focused all things pertaining to sustainability.

Formally d/b/a Ryan M. Puckett. Established as two21 LLC in September 2010.

Public Relations Coordinator

Clarian Health Partners

Nonprofit; 10,001+ employees; Hospital & Health Care industry

August 2006October 2007 (1 year 3 months)

Activities include media relations strategy, training & execution, copywriting & advertising strategy, external & internal communications, community relations, media measurement, op-ed writing, crisis communication & issues management.

Communications Specialist

dba Ryan Puckett

December 2005August 2006 (9 months)

Independent consultant and freelance writer/editor. Services include editing, copywriting, public relations, social media integration, corporate communications and marketing.

Public Relations Specialist/Copywriter

Whole Foods Market

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; WFM; Supermarkets industry

June 2005May 2006 (1 year)

Responsible for media relations and all marketing copy for the company’s Midwest Region. Activities include role as spokesperson; proactive pitching; media relations strategy; PR writing; copywriting for brochures, sales flyers, direct mail, store signage and advertisements.

Media Relations Manager

Portland Cement Association

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Building Materials industry

November 2002May 2005 (2 years 7 months)

Responsible for both consumer, business and trade media relations. Act as spokesperson, edit and maintain online newsroom, manage media tours/events, organize press conferences including speechwriting, managing public relations agency, and managing freelance assignments (photography & reporting). Assistant editor of weekly electronic newsletter to members. Responsibilities include writing, layout in HTML, research, and distribution. Assist with communications planning, crisis communications preparedness, and trade show communications

Account Executive

Publicis Dialog

Public Company; 51-200 employees; PUB; Marketing and Advertising industry

May 2002November 2002 (7 months)

Public Relations Account Executive

MZD Advertising

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Marketing and Advertising industry

19992000 (1 year)

Special Project Coordinator

City of Indianapolis

Government Agency; 1001-5000 employees; Government Administration industry

19961997 (1 year)

Ryan Puckett's Skills & Expertise

  1. Writing
  2. Op-eds
  3. Blogging
  4. Copywriting
  5. Content Strategy
  6. Company Newsletters
  7. White Papers
  8. Speech Writing
  9. Drafting Press Releases
  10. Case Studies
  11. Annual Reports
  12. Twitter
  13. Environmental Advocacy
  14. Sustainability Marketing
  15. Strategic Communications Counsel
  16. Strategic Communications
  17. Communications Planning
  18. Public Relations
  19. Integrated Marketing Communications Planning
  20. Marketing Communications
  21. Integrated Marketing
  22. Social Media Outreach
  23. Social Media Communications
  24. Media Relations
  25. Media Skills Training
  26. Issues Managment
  27. Corporate Communications
  28. Internal Communications
  29. Crisis Communications
  30. Not-for-profit
  31. Non-profit Consulting
  32. Sustainable Development
  33. Green Living
  34. Guitarist
  35. Vocalist
  36. Juggling

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Ryan Puckett's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Treasurer/Director of Finance

      PRSA Hoosier Chapter
      January 2010 December 2011 (2 years)

      Board member responsible for budgeting, financial oversight and stewardship of sponsorships.

    • Director of Communications

      PRSA Hoosier Chapter
      January 2008 December 2009 (2 years)

      Newsletter editor, manager of website volunteers. Established chapter blog and social media efforts on Facebook, LInkedIn and Twitter. Board member. Chapter secretary (record meeting minutes). Co-director in 2008.

    • Spoke (Blogger) and Emcee

      IndyHub
      July 2009 September 2012 (3 years 3 months)

      Author of The Great Green Hope blog column on Indyhub.org covering environmental and green issues in Indianapolis. Emcee of two green-focused events.

    • Gen-C Steering Committee Member

      The Nature Conservancy in Indiana
      • Environment
      November 2010 July 2012 (1 year 9 months)

      Member of Generation Conservation (Gen C) - an initiative of Nature Conservancy supporters in their 20s, 30s, and 40s.

    • Member

      Lacy Leadership Association
      July 2011 present (3 years 3 months)
  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Environment
      • Public Health
      • Transit
      • Sustainability
      • Social Justice
    • Organizations I support:

      • IndyGo
      • WFYI
      • RecycleForce
      • American College of Sports Medicine

Ryan Puckett's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Limited working proficiency)

Ryan Puckett's Education

Northwestern University

M.S., Integrated Marketing Communications and Public Relations

20002001

Selected by the Dean to interview Warren Buffett. Coursework included internal & external communications, speechwriting, investor relations, branding, creative strategy, public relations writing, market research, segmentation and communications measurement

Activities and Societies: Director of Medill IMC Internal Communications, National Investor Relations Institute Scholarship winner, Medill IMC Student Service Award, Medill IMC National Investor Relations Institute Award.

Indiana University Bloomington

B.S., Business/Marketing and Spanish minor

19911995

Part-time professional musician (acoustic guitar/vocals).
Worked part-time at Garcia's Pizza - the Flying Tomato (Junior/Senior years)

Activities and Societies: Dean's List, Member of the Marketing Club, Cast member of the production of "Evita"

Zionsville Community High School

H.S. Diploma

19881991

Activities and Societies: Class President, National Honor Society, Basketball, Student Council, Spanish Club Officer, Drama Club, School Play (Up the Down Staircase) and Musical (Anything Goes).

Ryan Puckett's Additional Information

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Interests:

sustainability, green building, conservation, ecology, recycling, public relations, marketing

Groups and Associations:

Public Relations Society of America - Hoosier Chapter, International Association of Business Communicators

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