Scott Harrington Raised some 75 miles west of Chicago, Scott Harrington graduated from Southern Illinois University with a major in Radio/TV in 1962. Following graduation, he attended the U.S. Air Force Ofﬁcer Training School and received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant. He spent four and a half years in the Air Force with assignments in Southeast Asia during the early years of the Vietnam War. He has written a book – “They Called It Naked Fanny” – about the helicopter rescue missions ﬂown from Nakhon Phanom, Thailand where he worked with the helicopter crews as a Weapons Controller at the radar site there. He then spent 11 years in the broadcast ﬁeld; the last ﬁve at WSB Radio in Atlanta as a radio news anchor. Following his broadcast career, Harrington began a 26-year public relations career with Gulf Power, retiring in 2004. He was, and continues to be, active with the Florida Public Relations Association where he served two terms as president of the Pensacola Chapter; served as a State vice president on several occasions; won numerous awards including the Grand All Florida Award for Gulf Power’s Hawkshaw project. He was honored with the Lt. Col. John W. Dillin Award, FPRA’s most prestigious award for service to the organization and the public relations profession. An annual scholarship has been established in his honor for University of West Florida students. With Gulf Power Harrington worked with media, internal communications, audio visual, advertising and special projects, as well as managing the company’s venture into television production. Special events coordination and writing for company publications were among his other areas of responsibility.
Public Relations Coordinator
Escambia County School District
Public Relations Coordinator
Company NameEscambia County School District Public Relations
Dates EmployedAug 2014 – Present
Employment Duration2 yrs 9 mos
Coordinate coverage of school events, work with local media, network with other PR specialists, maintain our Esc Schools Public Relations Facebook page, assist schools and departments in planning events and promoting them and always something new.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Visit Pensacola, Inc.
Nov 2016 – Present
Former Executive Director
Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce
Nov 2012 – Nov 2016
Pensacola Beach, FL
The Executive Director of the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce is responsible for implementation and achievement of the objectives approved by the board of directors; maintaining and improving the chamber’s financial stability; increasing membership and representing the chamber to various other organizations.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
– Membership Retention & Growth
– Administration & Finance
– Event Coordination & Development
– Community Liaison/Outreach
– Public Relations & Marketing
- The Florida Public Relations Association is the oldest public relations association in the United States. FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who, through ethical and innovative practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida.FPRA provides a variety of services, benefits and opportunities. It is dedicated to programs and activities that enhance the success of the public relations professional. The association functions on two levels:
-Services and programs dedicated toward improving the professional competence of the individual public relations professional.
-Programs benefiting the entire profession.
To join, please visit http://www.fprapensacola.org/