Roger Darnell Principal and Chief Communications Officer
Publisher, press agent, consultant and writer-producer Roger Darnell is the principal of the Darnell Works Agency, the go-to PR firm for creative agencies, brands and entertainment ventures. After a ten-year career as a freelance writer and production professional working on TV projects for NASCAR, NBC, Columbia TriStar Pictures, HBO and many others, Roger extended his reputation for success as a marketing executive in Hollywood before joining high-tech LA PR firm The Terpin Group in 1999 as an account manager. There, working with the executives behind many emerging high-tech companies, he shaped vast strategic PR campaigns, resulting in tens of millions of positive media impressions, the raising of millions of dollars in venture capital and other impressive feats.
Roger formed his own company in 2000 to continue developing and publishing original content – and provide results-oriented business, marketing and PR support to a short list of phenomenally talented companies and artists, and their clients. Among his many career highlights, he has written numerous feature film screenplays (as yet unpublished), won a Scripps-Howard Foundation Fellowship for Journalism, had his poetry published in prominent U.S. regional reviews, served as a distinguished, supervisory-level Training Systems Specialist, Non-Commissioned Officer and Photojournalist in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, and earned two B.A. Communications degrees from the University of Central Florida, one in Film with a minor in Advertising and Public Relations, and a second in Radio and Television.
Married to Beth Darnell since 1992, and father to Amelia and Riley, Roger also takes great pride in each of the recommendations he has received from clients and colleagues on LinkedIn.com, and in his friendships with some of the planet's coolest people.