Mindy Pennybacker, former editor-in-chief of Honolulu Weekly, has joined The Harris Agency as Communications & Creative Director. In her new post, Pennybacker will be in charge of public relations and carrying key brand messages through all communications and branding.
Pennybacker has won numerous awards for her writing including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, and a 2013 “Best Feature Writing” award from the Hawaii Society of Professional Journalists.
The Hawaii native got her start in journalism at Glamour in New York City. She also was the editor-in-chief of The Green Guide, a columnist for Martha Stewart’s Whole Living and a senior editor of This Old House.
Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly and Huffington Post. She is the author of the book Do One Green Thing and oversaw communications in the New York offices of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Trust for Public Lands.
Pennybacker moved back to Hawaii from New York in 2009. She is a Punahou graduate; she holds a B.A. from Stanford, an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a J.D. From the University of California, Davis.
Photo of Mindy Pennybacker courtesy of The Harris Agency