Carlyn Topkin, Vice President, New York

Carlyn Topkin is a 6-year veteran at Lou Hammond Group, specializing in hotel and destination clients. Her role involves strategic planning, brand partnership development, social media influencer collaborations, event planning and more. Carlyn also manages media relations for food, wine and spa clients and regularly engages with national and regional travel and lifestyle editors throughout the country.

She assists with all public relations functions, including writing and event coordination, while helping to strategically promote and build the reputation of agency clients.

Carlyn has experience in partnership marketing, coordinating impactful and results-oriented campaigns on behalf of her clients with brands like Henri Bendel and Chubbies. Prior to joining the agency, Carlyn spent time working in professional sports, with experience at Major League Baseball and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

A Florida native, Carlyn graduated from the Burnett Honors College at the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations and Spanish. Carlyn spent time living in Madrid during a semester abroad and has Spanish language capabilities. Carlyn is an active member of the New York Junior League and involved with the NYC Chapter of Travel Massive.