Women & Business Feb. 2018: Holly Bulvony
Holly Bulvony is Senior Vice President of Communications of A to Z Communications.
Senior Vice President of Communications
A to Z Communications
According to her daughter, Holly Bulvony is always thinking.
She was thinking as a young account supervisor when she created a strategy to deliver messages to Pennsylvania residents on electric deregulation, and she was thinking when she wrote a winning grant on behalf of Family House to have EQT fund a compressed natural gas vehicle for their patients.
As the Senior Vice President of Communications for A to Z Communications, a full-service marketing and communication firm, thinking is Bulvony’s job — she spearheads public relations, works on account service and strategy, business writes, copy-writes, writes for clients and more. Right now, she’s using her degree in art history and fine arts to blend creative writing with client communication.
“I wear a lot of hats,” Bulvony, who has been with A to Z for ten years, says. “But I feel my contribution to the success is part of the picture, not the whole picture.”
Bulvony likes to think of herself as a servant leader and says she strives to be that person everyday. She also tries to follow the advice of her late father, to “play hard, work hard and have fun.”
As a woman in business, she’s a strong believer in mentoring young women. “When one of my young women succeeds, I feel like I succeed,” she says.
Bulvony was nominated for the ATHENA Award in 2003 and 2009 and won the National Council of Foundations Wilmer Shields Rich Award for Excellence in Communication, but says the accomplishment she is most proud of is raising her two adult children, Landon and Lauren.
“They just mean the world to me,” she says.
To other women in business, Bulvony advises them to experience things on their own and never accept mediocrity.
“People tend to think in terms of good enough, but I challenge that concept and say that good enough is not good enough,” she says. “Mediocrity is not something that should be a benchmark.”