About

Communications Specialist

Ellen Buchanan

Ellen Buchanan is passionate about enriching lives through digital storytelling. As Platinum PR’s Communication Specialist extraordinaire, she spearheads social media, advertising and marketing, media relations initiatives, multi-platform campaigns, implementation, and reporting.

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. A lifelong resident of Frederick County, Ellen is a current member of the Leadership Frederick County 2021-2022 Cohort, a nine-month 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 graduate of Shepherd University with a bachelor’s degree in communication and new media. Connect with her via email, 240-608-4442, or on LinkedIn.

Favorite part of her job: Being the “behind the scenes” person making things happen.

Professional superpowers: the art of the juggle

Personal superpowers: gluten-free baking

Her favorite things: Her dog, Lumi; The Great British Baking Show; fall colors; hiking adventures; attending live sports (hockey and football); wine tastings; big sweaters and fuzzy socks; chocolate; warm soup on a chilly day; fresh snow

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