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Erica Mechlinski

Erica Mechlinski

Founder and Partner
212 Communications

Erica Mechlinski

Erica Mechlinski

Erica Mechlinski uses public relations strategies to transform companies and connect them to the right communities.

With a decade of experience at public relations agencies, she launched her own firm in 2013 and for the past two years it has been named one of Expertise’s Top 15 Public Relations Firms in Baltimore.

The leap to being a business owner has allowed Mechlinski to thrive, with the flexibility to be present for her family while serving clients in public relations, strategic communications and crisis communications.

“In just three years, we have quadrupled in size and proven that changing the way things are typically done can lead to great success and happiness — at work and at home!” Mechlinski said.

Mechlinski’s employees don’t clock in or out, personal time isn’t tracked and flexible schedules allow them to “have it all.”

One of her proudest moments came when she convinced her mentor, Bill Atkinson, a former journalist turned PR pro, to join her as a partner.

To support the community, the agency provides pro bono services to Junior Achievement of Central Maryland and previously for Betamore.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's 2018 Leading Women awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.