Hodges University Alumna Named one of Editor and Publisher’s 25 Under 35
April 1, Editor & Publisher released its list of the 25 most
successful and forward-thinking individuals in the journalism industry who are
under the age of 35. At 34 years old, Hodges alumna Shawna
Devlin made the list for her innovative process and
motivating management style as vice president of advertising for the Naples
Daily News in Naples, Florida.
am incredibly honored and humbled by this recognition,” said Devlin. “It is
reflection of the team we have at the Naples Daily News and the value we
work hard to create for the benefit of our clients.”
of the Naples Daily News Bill Barker submitted Devlin for the
recognition, saying, “She is highly deserving and has a true love for selling.
Shawna is out in the community talking to clients every day and living our
mission of helping businesses grow and succeed.”
a bachelor’s degree in management and a master’s degree in business
administration, Devlin not only balanced school work, but managed a full-time
job and a family while at Hodges. She credits the flexibility of her course schedule
and professors for allowing her to pursue her educational goals while building
gives back to her alma mater as a member of the Alumni Advisory
Council at Hodges. Employer and alumni relations manager
Brian Hawkins works closely with Devlin, who he admits is one of the
institution’s biggest supporters.
is an avid Hodges fan and dedicated member of our Alumni Advisory Council. We
are proud to have her as part of the Hodges family. Shawna’s dedication and
hard work is an excellent example of how Hodges graduates lead the way in
Southwest Florida,” said Hawkins.
her experience at Hodges made an impact on her in a meaningful and foundational
way, Devlin expressed her gratitude saying, “Hodges played a role in my
professional story, and I am thankful for the care and time the people at
Hodges have invested in me. They have truly enriched my life personally and
To view the full list of Editor & Publisher’s
25 Under 35, visit http://www.editorandpublisher.com/feature/eps-25-under-35-2016/.