Nealy Gihan, APR

Director of Public Relations

Nealy brings decades of experience in corporate, nonprofit and government communications and marketing, as well as years of journalism, teaching, publicity work, editing and literary writing experience, to the agency. As PR director, she brings her passion for storytelling, relationship building and attention to detail and grammar to her role. Personally, Nealy has won several awards and accolades during her career, including a fellowship with the Maynard Institute and an award for her literary work from the Hampton Roads Writers Association. Her efforts have also helped the companies she’s worked for earn such prestigious awards as a Stevie International Business Award, Public Relations Society of America Pinnacle awards, an LACP Vision award and a Nielsen Norman Group Intranet Design award. She received her bachelor’s degree in mass media arts from Hampton University and master’s degree in writing from DePaul University. In addition, she is active in her community, serving on the Norfolk Tourism Foundation Board and the Virginia Beach Public Library Advisory Board. When she’s not working, Nealy can be found novel writing, planning her next international missions trip with her church or hanging upside down practicing aerial arts.