Heather Kirksey is the director of public relations at Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, where her team leads media relations efforts to bolster the city’s $15 billion hospitality industry. Along with developing and implementing strategies to increase Atlanta’s visibility as a top leisure travel and meetings destination, Kirksey also manages crisis communications for the organization and provides counsel to ACVB’s executive team.
Before joining ACVB, Kirksey worked at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and supported the healthcare system’s sports medicine, orthopaedic, transplant and foundation programs by managing external media relations efforts. Prior to life in public relations, she was an award-winning journalist who spent a decade in sports broadcasting in various markets throughout Georgia and Mississippi.
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