State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong, FACS, today appointed Hue Reynolds as the new Communications Director for the Florida Department of Health (DOH), effective immediately. Reynolds will coordinate the efforts of the Office of Communications, which is responsible for media relations, internal and external communications, communications training, and marketing.
“Ms. Reynolds brings management expertise and diverse communication experience from her work across state agencies and professional trade organizations,” said Dr. Armstrong. “She is ready to lead the talented team of DOH communications and marketing professionals as we expand our multi-media initiatives.”
Reynolds was previously the External Affairs Director at the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and served as the Deputy Director for Communications and External Affairs at the Florida Department of Education (DOE).
At APD, Reynolds spearheaded community outreach efforts throughout the state as a way to address the growing needs of individuals and families with developmental disabilities. Her numerous projects at DOE included the development of the successful First Lady’s Summer Literacy Adventure to encourage students to read throughout the year and the establishment of the Department’s first-ever College and Career Day geared toward providing middle school students the opportunity to explore postsecondary options. In addition, she also helped create the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Virtual Career Fair in partnership with Florida Virtual School and Eluminate to motivate students to explore the various careers that encompass STEM.
Prior to her experience within state government, Reynolds worked in the web development and design arena, serving as the web manager for the Florida Medical Association and the Florida Institute of CPAs. She is a past board member of the Florida Public Relations Association and was a member of the University of West Florida Alumni Association. She has a master’s degree in Information Studies with an emphasis in Web Administration from Florida State University and a bachelor’s degree in Communications/Public Relations from UWF.