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About Us | The Darkins Group

About The Darkins Group


The Darkins Group is a full-service communications company that provides public relations, media relations, speakers & entertainers, event planning and consultation. Since 1994, The Darkins Group has serviced many business in the Pittsburgh area including the Gateway Clipper Fleet, the Hill District Federal Credit Union, SAVOY Restaurant, Urban Lending Solutions, and the Hill House Association,  to name a few.


The Darkins Group represents the area’s finest professional keynote speakers, celebrities and entertainers for conferences, meetings, seminars and other events. Our network includes nationally prominent professionals and celebrities. We provide professional public speakers of all types including motivational speakers, keynote speakers, mistress and master of ceremonies and many others.


A representative of The Darkins Group would be happy to assist you in making your next event or business successful. We pride ourselves in delivering quality work, every time. We look forward to working with you!



Orlana Darkins Drewery

A renowned public relations professional who held key positions with several local organizations, The Darkins Group President Orlana Darkins Drewery used her skills and passion for the city to found an organization dedicated to promoting the positive sides of Pittsburgh. The Penn State University graduate entered public relations with the New Pittsburgh Courier and would move on to work with Ketchum Public Relations as well as with Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation. After founding The Darkins Group in 1994, Orlana along with her husband established The Shyne Awards, a premiere awards ceremony that celebrates the positive achievements made by young adults.


The Darkins Group is also known to coordinate many of the city’s major events and book A-list superstars to perform – recently the company booked Gospel Artist and Grammy winner Fred Hammond, Grammy winner and superstar Fantasia, Nine time Grammy winner John Legend, and Grammy winner Esperanza Spaulding for major Pittsburgh events.


Presently, she is also the Director of Marketing and Special Events for WAMO100 owned by Martz Communications Group.