Samantha Byles, Account Executive

Samantha Byles joined Bellevue Communications as an Account Executive in August 2016. She supports a number of the firm’s major accounts while assuming direct control of several other client projects as well.

Prior to joining Bellevue, Samantha handled all public relations for the 1200+ employee-owned engineering firm, Pennoni. Her duties and responsibilities included social media management, website maintenance, the production and publication of the quarterly newsletter, the creation of external and internal communications, as well as managing media relations and the writing and pitching of press releases. Her efforts earned placements in national and local industry publications and increased the firm’s presence on social media.

Before her time with Pennoni, Samantha developed and wrote for hyper-local community magazines, which were distributed to approximately 5,000 homes nationwide, with media company hibu. In an editorial role, she built and maintained local contacts for several of the magazines and worked with them to create relevant content. She also worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Business Journal, and several other local publications. At the Inquirer, Samantha published a front-page article on an unknown Philadelphia philanthropist, which earned her the 2013 Excellence in Student Journalism: Best News Writing award from Temple University’s School of Media and Communications.

Samantha holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology from Temple University.