Ellen Buchanan is a marketing professional with a passion for growing communities and enriching lives through digital storytelling. She is a Communications Specialist at Platinum PR. 

In this position, her responsibilities include developing and implementing multi-channel advertising and marketing strategies, conducting media outreach, creating social media, website and blog content, assisting clients to reach their communication goals, and conducting virtual meetings and events. Given the opportunity, Ellen also goes behind the lens of her camera to highlight communities through photography. 

Combining her passion for sports with her media relations experience, Ellen also serves as Game Day Staff for the Washington Football Team Communications Department during football season. 

Ellen is a current member of the Leadership Frederick County 2021-2022 Cohort, a 9-month long immersive leadership training and networking program. She is also an active member of the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA), the MEDA Young Leaders, and the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce. 

Ellen is a lifelong resident of Frederick County. She is a graduate of Shepherd University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication and New Media. In her free time, Ellen enjoys spending time with her dog, Lumi, hiking, reading, and planning her next trip.