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Patriots’ Anne Noland hired by Dolphins as third woman to run PR for an NFL team

Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., is shown in 2016.
Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., is shown in 2016.Lynne Sladky/Associated Press

Patriots communications strategist Anne Noland is leaving the organization to become senior director of football communications for the Miami Dolphins.

Noland will become the third woman in the NFL to head a team’s public relations department, joining Amy Palcic (Jacksonville Jaguars) and Emily Parker (Cincinnati Bengals).

Noland, a 2015 graduate of the University of Georgia, joined New England’s PR team in April 2017 as a media relations coordinator. In Miami, she will reunite with coach Brian Flores, who was one of seven head coaches to speak at the fifth NFL Women’s Careers in Football Forum.

Addressing the 40 female attendees interested in pursuing a career in football, Flores emphasized the importance of hiring women in all areas.

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“Do you have solutions?” Flores said. “People who have solutions, I’m not going to let you leave my building. I’m going to make it very hard for you to leave my building.”


Nicole Yang can be reached at nicole.yang@globe.com.