Ellyn Angelotti Kamke


Ellyn Kamke is associate corporate counsel on the Raymond James legal team. Prior to Raymond James, Kamke was Poynter's Staff Counsel and Director of Business Development. As in-house counsel and a member of Poynter's senior leadership team, she advised on legal issues and policies and led contract drafting and negotiations. She also played a key role in developing and growing business opportunities for Poynter.

She received her Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law where she was also awarded the Judge Raphael Steindhardt award for character and leadership. Kamke, who is a member of the Florida Bar, practiced law at Rahdert, Steele, Reynolds & Driscoll, P.L. She is on the Board of Trustees for American Stage Theater.

Angelotti Kamke is the presenter of several Webinars at NewsU, including Measuring Your Social Media Impact and Navigating Copyright and Fair Use Issues in an Open-Source World.

While at The Poynter Institute in 2007, Kamke helped Poynter explore the intersection of journalism, technology and the law. She led programs in Barbados, Brazil, Qatar and South Africa. As a judge for national multimedia journalism contests, including the National Press Photographers Association Awards and E.W. Scripps National Journalism Awards, she has studied and taught about best practices in innovative storytelling.

Before coming to Poynter, Angelotti Kamke directed award-winning, nontraditional multimedia sports content at the Naples Daily News in Florida. There she created and produced two interactive vodcasts, “PrepZone” and “Blades Playbook,” which won the Newspaper Association of America’s Digital Edge Award for Most Innovative Multimedia Storytelling. While attending the University of Kansas, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and journalism, she worked at the Lawrence Journal-World as multimedia journalist. There she helped launch two award-winning websites and weekly print products, “Game” and “The Lansing Current.”