OFD in the News: JMU Alumni Award

Hello all! We’re taking a break from our usual blogging to share some pretty exciting news. I’m thrilled to be making my way to my alma mater this Friday for JMU Alumni Day to speak on one of the panels, as well as accept the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award. We’ve included a bit more below! ~Meghan

JMU honors Wedding Marketing and PR Professional with the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award

RICHMOND, VA (April 7, 2014)— Founder and President of OFD Consulting, Meghan Ely, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Alumni Award for the School of Communications Studies department at James Madison University.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is given every spring to an alumnus who demonstrates outstanding contributions to the discipline and profession, as well as demonstrates outstanding service to the School of Communication Studies, James Madison University, their community, region or nation.

Dr. Corey Hickerson, Ely’s former professor during her undergraduate studies, nominated her for this prestigious award.

“JMU has an exceptional list of distinguished alumni, and I am honored Dr. Hickerson considers me alongside my fellow alum,” shares Ely. “I hope to keep doing what I do best, and make my fellow Dukes proud.”

With her “in-the-trenches” approach to wedding marketing and public relations practices, Ely has set a new bar in the wedding industry. As a regular contributor to The Knot Magazine and WeddingWire Education Expertise, she finds time to work as an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. Previously, Ely was honored as one of the “Top 40 under 40” by Style Weekly Magazine.

Ely will be presented the Distinguished Alumni Award on SCOM Alumni Day Friday, April 11.

About OFD Consulting LLC

OFD Consulting LLC is a niche Wedding Marketing and Wedding PR Firm that services the Wedding Industry. Founded in 2009, OFD Consulting assists Wedding Professionals with targeting their Wedding Marketing and Wedding PR for maximum impact. More information can be found at or on their Facebook page at

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Meghan Ely

Regarded as one of the leading wedding publicists in the US, Meghan Ely combines in-the-trenches event experience with a love of wedding PR. She has earned coverage for her clients with the New York Times, People, Brides, Bridal Guide, The Knot, Martha Stewart Weddings, CNN Money, and more. She is a WeddingPro Expert and long-time contributor to and