Erin Comerford joined the Lee County Port Authority, which operates Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field, as public affairs coordinator in 2007. The public affairs department is responsible for the promotion of both airports though media relations and public information/marketing communications including special events, community relations programs, corporate citizenship and employee communications. The department also oversees the production of advertising and promotional materials, manages the Art in Flight program and maintains the airports’ websites. In addition to day-to-day responsibilities, Erin is the creative director for the bi-monthly employee newsletter for LCPA which involves organizing and assisting in composing and editing of content as well as the layout of the publication.

Prior to joining the Port Authority, Erin managed the sales, marketing and public relations activities for Advanced Air and Refrigeration, a Fort Myers-based air conditioning company, for almost two years. She was responsible for the budgeting, planning, and implementation of marketing strategies while improving customer relations and new customer acquisition campaigns. In the past she has also served as marketing assistant for the Asphalt Institute, Web content manager for and interned with the National Tour Association in Lexington, Ky.

Erin has been a member of FPRA since 2007 and currently serves as treasurer for the chapter. She has also taken on multiple leadership team positions over the years, including sponsorship chair and website chair, along with assisting on Image, media breakfast, venue research and promotions committees. Erin will be marrying her fiancé, Ethan, in September of this year.