Amanda Hunter serves as the Public Information Manager at the Pasco Sheriff’s Office. In this role, she oversees the media relations and social media arms for the agency, with a daily focus on strategic communication, branding and marketing. She began her career with PSO in Dec. 2018 as a Community Engagement Specialist, focusing on promoting the agency through entertainment television programs and other media formats. Hunter’s prior experience includes marketing, promotions and communications roles in the sports and theme park industries.
Hunter holds a Bachelors in Mass Communication/Public Relations with a minor in Criminology from the University of South Florida. She also has a Masters in Sports Management/Marketing, New Media & Communications from Georgetown University, where she was selected to travel to Brazil ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games as part of Georgetown’s Global Immersion program, designed to add an international perspective to the business of sports.
She holds a graduate-level certificate in Post-Crisis Leadership from USF’s Muma College of Business as well as a Media & Public Relations certification from FBI-LEEDA. She is also a member of the National Information Officers Association and Florida Law Enforcement Public Information Officers Association.