As director of communications for The Florida Bar Foundation Nancy Kinnally is responsible for overseeing the organization’s branding, media relations, publications and website. She also is a member of the communications team for the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice and helps staff its outreach subcommittee. In both capacities she has focused on raising awareness of and generating support for the civil legal needs of Floridians who can’t afford an attorney.
Nancy has dedicated most of her 20 years as a communications professional to helping nonprofit and higher education institutions advance their objectives through strategic communications and targeted messaging. Her diverse background includes working in the fields of law, medicine and business.
Prior to joining the Foundation’s staff in 2008, she served as founding director of communications for the Florida State University College of Medicine, which was the nation’s first new M.D. program to be established in a generation. Helping launch and brand an institution through its first seven years was a defining experience in her career.
She also worked as a project manager for an economic development foundation in Quincy, Ill., and as the business writer at that city’s daily newspaper. Early in her career she worked in the College of Medicine and in the president’s office at the University of Florida, where she earned master’s degrees in mass communication and Latin American studies. A Florida native, Nancy earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.