Cookerly Welcomes Sara Dever to Its Team... more
Building on her background as a reporter and public relations professional, Carol Cookerly founded Cookerly Public Relations in 1991.
direction, the firm has grown in staff and billings into one of Atlanta's
leading mid-sized agencies representing a client roster more typical of national firms.
Carol leads the company's issues/crisis management practice, employing a highly effective counseling approach that minimizes negative impact and maximizes image-building opportunities.
A graduate of Duke University, Carol has served on the board of directors of the Metropolitan Atlanta YMCA for more than a decade.
She was honored as its 2004 "Volunteer of the Year" for helping to guide the Y's strategic direction and leading its annual fundraising efforts.
An avid competitor in equestrian events, Carol is also a board member of The Atlanta Steeplechase.
Throughout her tenure with Cookerly
, Candace has led the agency's decade-plus relationship with The Clean Air Campaign®, a diverse and broad public outreach effort that has been recognized seven times as the Best Public Service Campaign award from the Public Relations Society of America
, Georgia Chapter
Prior to joining Cookerly, she worked for Reed, Quinn & McClure CPAs.
Prior to joining Cookerly
, Debbie honed her skills at WUPA-TV, WATL-TV and Atlanta public relations firm Hill and Knowlton
for 17 years.
During a brief hiatus from Cookerly in 2011, Lindsay worked as the global marketing communications manager for VeriFone.
Prior to joining Cookerly, Matt interned at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, a research and educational institute on Capitol Hill.
Beth McKenna brings more than 20 years of marketing experience to Cookerly, joining the agency in 2007.
Prior to joining Cookerly, Cory held positions at Compass Bank in Birmingham, Alabama as a regional marketing officer, and at Fleishman-Hillard International Communications in Houston, Texas.
Prior to joining Cookerly, Kate spent more than four years as a Communications/Media Relations Specialist at Kellen Company, a global association management firm headquartered in Atlanta.
Prior to joining Cookerly in 2011, Emily managed media relations for The Salvation Army of Coastal Alabama.
After moving to Atlanta, she worked at The Marist School where she was responsible for media outreach, managing the production of the school's magazine and contributing content to the school's website.
Emily also spent four years at Emory University
was responsible for media relations, community education programs and outreach, event planning and creating content and managing the website within the health sciences division.
A native of coastal Alabama, Emily is a member of the Public Relations Society of America
When not working, she
enjoys spending time with her
husband and young son, cooking, reading, volunteering and cheering on the Auburn Tigers.
Prior to joining Cookerly, Holly was a part of the Digital Public Affairs team at Daniel J. Edelman in Washington D.C. and Senior Editor/Community Manager at Kiwibox.com.
previous work includes blogger outreach, writing support, video development and content management.
Prior to joining Cookerly, Mike worked as account supervisor at Atlanta public relations firm GolinHarris, and as publications manager for one of Georgia's leading health systems.
Carly was thrilled to join Cookerly as a full-time staff member after interning for the agency.