The University of Central Arkansas named Amanda Hoelzeman ’05 as director of media relations. She began that role Sept. 17.
Hoelzeman has more than a decade of strategic communications experience in publishing, marketing and nonprofit communications.
She previously ser ved as communications director for Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, a nonprofit child advocacy organization in Little Rock. There, she collaborated with policy analysts, elected officials, and local and national partners to help ensure children in Arkansas have the resources they need to live healthy, productive lives. She worked with local and national media contacts and managed the public relations and communications strategies for the agency’s offices in Little Rock and Springdale.
Prior to joining AACF, Hoelzeman was editor of Little Rock Soiree magazine, editor and marketing coordinator for Arkansas Business Publishing Group and assistant editor for At Home in Arkansas.
UCA Chief of Staff Kelley Erstine ’79 said he was pleased with the amount of interest shown in the search for a new director of media relations. “Amanda brings a wealth of valuable experience to this position. We look forward to the impact she will make in helping contribute to telling our story,” Erstine said.
Hoelzeman, a native of El Dorado and a graduate of Parkers Chapel High School, holds a bachelor’s degree from UCA in writing with a minor in linguistics. She has written numerous stories covering a range of topics, which have appeared in a dozen local and statewide publications.ν