Experience

Kelly Jackson Davis, APR

President and CEO

An accredited public relations professional with more than 20 years of experience in communications management, Kelly started Davis Public Relations and Marketing in 2004 with the desire to provide clients with outstanding personal service and attention. With a public relations career spanning the non-profit, corporate and government sectors, her specialty areas are strategic public relations planning, brand development and management, crisis and issues management, community relations, and media and grassroots advocacy.

Kelly has been recognized both for her work and her contributions to the public relations profession. A past member of the Public Relations Society of America’s National Board of Directors, she has received more than 50 awards for public relations excellence, including four Best in Show Awards and the Distinguished Public Relations Practitioner of the Year Award from the South Carolina Chapter of PRSA, which she will serve a second time as Chapter President in 2017.

Kelly received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina and a Master of Mass Communications degree from the University of South Carolina. In 2015, the University of South Carolina’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications selected her as one of its Distinguished Alumni of the Year.