About

CEO and Founder

Sandy Dubay

Sandy Dubay (formerly Sandy Sponaugle) is the CEO and Founder of Platinum PR. As Platinum PR’s fearless leader, she brings over 20 years of marketing savvy to provide strategies and solutions for our clients. Passionate about placemaking, Sandy brings her talents as a marketing consultant, spokesperson, and economic development and tourism expert to the communities we serve.

Sandy loves where she lives, and shares her time and talents with many organizations. Her commitment was recognized by the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle, which honored her with The Van Ryzin Award for volunteerism. West Virginia Executive Magazine recognized her as a Young Gun for her entrepreneurial successes and outreach activities. In 2013, The American Advertising Federation – Greater Frederick named her PR Professional of the Year.

Sandy received her bachelor’s degree from Shepherd University in economics and business administration. She previously served as a Research Specialist at the Jefferson County Development Authority in Charles Town, West Virginia and as a Business Development Specialist in the Frederick County Office of Economic Development in Frederick, Maryland. Connect with Sandy via email, 240-608-4441, or on LinkedIn.

Favorite part of her job: Cultivating young talent and helping others reach their goals (clients and team included).

Professional superpowers: Laughing at herself and keeping things in perspective.

Personal superpowers: Making friends everywhere she goes.

Her favorite things: kombucha; tea; hiking; traveling; public speaking; meeting new people; ruebens; cursing; spending time with her daughter, Tabitha; football games and tailgating; picking fresh fruit; getting drinks with friends

Meet the Team Behind Platinum PR

Sandy Dubay

Sandy Dubay

CEO and Founder

Sandy Dubay (formerly Sandy Sponaugle) is the CEO and Founder of Platinum PR. As Platinum PR’s fearless leader, she brings over 20 years of marketing savvy …

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Sophie Smith

Sophie Smith

Director of Operations

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Ellen Buchanan

Ellen Buchanan

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Meghan McQuade Boyle

Meghan McQuade Boyle

Copywriter

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