Recommendations

In business we have a short list of go-to people when something really needs to happen. George at McNeilly Communications is definitely on my short list of go-to people.

Kymberly Brantigan - President, Performance PR Plus

George is a dynamo. He has a great energy level and a fertile mind to go with an engaging personality. He did great work for ESPN and was a great representative of the company. He is a real pro that will be an impact player at his next stop.

Mark Dyer - Senior Vice President, IMG

McNeilly Communication has consulted with me on numerous occasions putting me in contact with the right people for my business needs. They've also provided valuable strategic communications advice.

Mike Romeo - General Motors

We've collaborated on several marketing and in-store events. Each time McNeilly Communications has delivered great results, both on time and under budget, while supporting multiple priorities and programs to the fullest extent possible. They over-deliver on well promoted and attended events that deliver great sales results.

Henry Manson - General Manager, Bass Pro Shops

I am happy to recommend George McNeilly as the ultimate professional. We worked together at the Walt Disney World Resort for several years. George is an expert in the sports business and is not only a great manager but a great leader as well. You will find his energy and enthusiam refreshing.

Lee Cockerell - Executive Vice President, Operations, Walt Disney World Resort

George serves the Windermere Country Club Foundation and 'A Home for a Hero' very well, and is an asset to our ability to accomplish our mission, objectives, and strategies. We would not be as successful as we are without McNeilly Communications.

Joe Gustafson - Windermere Country Club

Testimonials

A Pro's Pro who understands the business inside and out and whose experience provides tremendous value. George is an ego-free collaborator who focuses on results.

Seth Palansky - Vice President, Communications/Editor-In-Chief, Harrah's Interactive Entertainment/World Series of Poker

In my 30 years as a sports journalist, I can count on one hand the number of people who had the skills to make a company better in every way. George is one of them. He is tremendously respected by everyone in our business, a true professional that garners attention and admiration from everyone who crosses his path.

Terry Blount - Columnist/Commentator, ESPN.com

George is a professional who respects his partners' needs and involves them in creating PR solutions. He is exceptionally creative and pushes us with new ideas and out of the box thinking.

Jay Abraham - COO, NASCAR Media Group

George is a true pleasure to work with and be around. He is a wonderful public relations professional, whose creativity, willingness to find a solution, and ability to make anyone feel at ease is remarkable. George is a hard worker with an understanding of the big picture and I hope to work with him again in the near future.

Jim McCoy - Strategic Sponsorships, Nationwide Insurance

I've known George for over 20 years, dating back to his time in local Orlando radio and my beginnings covering NASCAR. Especially during our time together at ESPN, I've always found him to have a firm grasp on the 'big' picture, while having the same understanding for the individual perspective of the person, issue or group he was addressing.

Allen Bestwick - Host, ESPN

Workshops

I really enjoyed George's 'Media Optimization' presentation and especially liked his points that you can't assume any interviewer is fully prepared and has the entire story, and that social media is a critical component of any integrated marketing communications plan. It is clear why his proven strategies deliver great results for his clients.

Bill Thompson
  • Hosting Mike Gundy's Press Conference after OSU's Win at the Camping World Bowl
  • Golfing for a cause with Dan Marino at the Dolphins Cancer Challenge Celebrity Golf Tournament
  • Working with 18-Time Major Winner Jack Nicklaus
  • George and the Florida Cup Media Team
  • Facilitating Kaka's Post Game Interview
  • Mic Check for the NFL Pro Bowl
  • Covering Rory McIlroy at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill
  • Moderating the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Post-Game Press Conference
  • ESPN College Football Awards Show (L to R Jameis Winston, George McNeilly, Johnny Manziel and AJ)
  • Bass Fishing for charity with NASCAR champions Brian Vickers and Tony Stewart
  • Catching up with Masters Champion Bubba Watson after a successful news conference
  • A Successful Halftime Show at the Camping World Kickoff with some of the McNeilly Communications Crew
  • Moderating Heisman Trophy Winner Lamar Jackson's Presser
  • Visited by Dan Marino While Preparing for the Miami Dolphins in Orlando
  • Left to Right: Brian Fleury, Frank Bush, George McNeilly, Rusty McKinnon
  • Served on the NCAA 2nd/3rd round of March Madness LOC Co-Chaired by Orange County Major Teresa Jacobs and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
  • Golfing with Nat Moore at the Dolphins Cancer Challenge Celebrity Golf Tournament
  • At Work in the Production Trailer
  • Setting Up for Russell Athletic Bowl Press Conference