PPR Strategies


Director of Client Relations

Hanna Turner

Hanna enjoys tapping into the uniqueness of our clients, helping them to expand and thrive. She has worked in municipal government communications, economic development, and tourism sectors and always set goals to be the “first” to do something in the area or state to set the city or county apart- mixing her competitiveness with giving a local economy a competitive edge.

Hanna most recently worked for the City of Fairmont, WV as their first-ever marketing and communications manager, bringing them into the 21st century and implementing things such as Facebook, a pay-by-phone parking app, and a state-of-the-art municipal website all in her first few years. With the City, she gained a vast array of professional skills and knowledge in the planning and development department working to improve the local economy with public art, beautification, and multi-million dollar recreational opportunities in a rail trail and the region’s first universally accessible park. Hanna serves on the Marion County Chamber of Commerce Board and is a member of the Executive Board as the Co-Chair of Events.

Hanna holds a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication with a Print Journalism minor from Shepherd University.

Favorite part of her job: Helping clients identify and capitalize on their uniqueness.

Professional superpowers: The art of the “dig” to find resources for the team to utilize.

Personal superpowers: Throwing together an amazing garden at the last minute every single year.

Her favorite things: Trips to the greenhouse; spending time with her husband Tim and their three children Stella, Reed, and Beau; trips to her family farm; horses; peonies; gardening; Taylor Swift; Kiawah Island & trips to Charleston, SC; learning more about family history in WV; when someone says “let’s get take-out for dinner”; her mom’s birthday cakes; her dad’s fun stories from his DNR/USFWS days; honey bees & farm fresh honey; the smell of fresh cut grass.

Meet the Team Behind PPR Strategies

Sandy Dubay

CEO and Founder

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

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Sophie Smith

Managing Director

Sophie loves helping small-town economies reach their fullest potential. As the Managing Director at PPR Strategies, she leads projects, multitasks like a champ …

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Hanna Turner

Director of Client Relations

Hanna enjoys tapping into the uniqueness of our clients, helping them to expand and thrive. She has worked in municipal government communications, economic development, …

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Mia Vaccaro

Public Relations Specialist

Since she was a child, Mia has been in love with creative writing and storytelling. As an adult, Mia has transformed her creative outlet into a way to uniquely tell the stories of her clients … Read More

Hannah Clawson

Senior Content Writer

Content makes the world go around and Hannah is more than happy to help it spin! 

As Senior Content Writer, she meticulously crafts all written pieces for PPR’s clientele.

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Kayla Sherry

Social Media Coordinator

Kayla, as the Gen Z stereotypes claim, is obsessed with all things social media. Growing up during the early stages of today’s most-used digital platforms has allowed her to become immersed…

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Caleigh Bernota

Communications Specialist

Caleigh is a senior at Stevenson University working towards a degree in Business Communications with Graphic Design and Fashion Merchandising minors.

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Larry Twele


With over 25 years of service in state and local economic development agencies, Lawrence has experience in economic development strategy, legislative policy, entrepreneurship, and community development.

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