I am a strategic communications professional and educator with experience in public relations, marketing, advertising and digital engagement for transportation, health care, government, non-profit and education. I am an experienced leader in managing and developing communication plans and programs. My leadership service to the public relations profession includes state, regional and national levels.
I currently serve as Director of the Public Affairs Division for the Mississippi Department of Transportation, previously served as Regional Director of Communications for the American Red Cross and was employed at Mississippi State Hospital for 11 years serving as Strategic Planning Director, Human Resources Director and Public Relations Director. In my career, I have worked in education, health care, nonprofit and for two of Mississippi's largest advocacy agencies.
I have a master’s degree in communication from MC, a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi and an associate’s degree from Hinds Community College. I am also a graduate of the Mississippi State University John C. Stennis Institute of Government State Executive Development Institute and the Mississippi Certified Public Manager Program.
I am a Past President of the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF), a network of 1,500 public relations professionals from Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. I am also a Past President of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) and the organization’s Central Chapter in Jackson, and the Mississippi Hospital Association's Society for Health Care Marketing and Public Relations.
JOU 333 - Journalism 1
Mondays and Thursdays, 7:50 pm., Aven 114, Clinton Campus
JOU 434 - Journalism II
Mondays and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Aven 114, Clinton Campus
- MC Communication Department
- Associated Press Stylebook
- American Psychological Association Publication Manual
- Southern Public Relations Federation
- Public Relations Association of Mississippi
- Public Relations Society of America
- American Red Cross Mississippi Region
- Mississippi Department of Transportation