Entries for 'Sherri Simmons, President and CEO'

Meet PR Director, Allen Haynes

Posted on October 17, 2017

Meet PR Director, Allen Haynes

By Sherri Simmons, President and CEO

As a child, Allen wanted to be a baseball player – who wouldn't if you had your own Louisville Slugger in little league? But now that he is grown up – and Duffey's director of public relations, we thought it might be interesting to learn a little more about Allen and what makes him tick. Where did you grow up? I’m from all over. Most of my family is from the Chicago area, but I moved to Gainesville, Fla. when I was 13. That&rs... Read More >

Duffey Communications Recognized as a Top Governmental Affairs Firm by James Magazine

Posted on October 16, 2017

Duffey Communications Recognized as a Top Governmental Affairs Firm by James Magazine

By Sherri Simmons, President and CEO

JAMES Magazine has released its annual "Top Lobbyists Issue" and named Duffey Communications No. 8 on the list of Top Governmental Affairs Firms - Non-Law Firm Affiliated. This is the third consecutive year Duffey has been recognized as one of the top lobbying firms in Georgia – moving up one spot from 2016. The lobbyist rankings are based on the results of surveying lobbyists and government affairs specialists as well as cons... Read More >

Duffey Communications Promotes Allen Haynes to Director of Public Relations

Posted on May 02, 2016

Duffey Communications Promotes Allen Haynes to Director of Public Relations

By Sherri Simmons, President and CEO

Haynes will lead the company’s public relations division, which includes media relations, social media, and content marketing.
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REI’s Bold Move: Closes Black Friday and Encourages Shoppers to #OptOutside

Posted on October 27, 2015

REI’s Bold Move: Closes Black Friday and Encourages Shoppers to #OptOutside

By Sherri Simmons, President and CEO

Today REI announced a really bold move. It will be closing its stores on Black Friday and encouraging everyone to go outside instead of shopping. Using the hashtag, #OptOutside, you can share what you are doing and invite your friends and family to join the fun. We at Duffey Communications love this idea! It not only gives us a reason to avoid the pressure of finding the best deal and escape the awful traffic – it gives us the opport... Read More >

Duffey named as one of the top lobbying firms in Georgia by James magazine …

Posted on October 22, 2015

Duffey named as one of the top lobbying firms in Georgia by James magazine …

By Sherri Simmons, President and CEO

We are honored that James magazine has named Duffey Communications as one of the top lobbying firms in Georgia. Our three decades of experience influencing public policy through a strategic mix of government affairs, media relations, social media and grassroots mobilization has helped achieve legislative and regulatory successes for our clients. Over the years, we have had the opportunity to work with a broad spectrum of industries and causes, ... Read More >

Duffey Communications Welcomes Jessica DuBois as Director of Government Affairs

Posted on September 01, 2015

Duffey Communications Welcomes Jessica DuBois as Director of Government Affairs

By Sherri Simmons, President and CEO

Please join us in welcoming Jessica DuBois to the Duffey Communications team as Director of Government Affairs.  Jessica combines a deep understanding of legislative and regulatory strategy with strong lobbying skills and relationships that will advance our clients’ government affairs objectives. With nearly 15 years of government affairs experience, she will help set strategic direction and drive implementation of comprehensive ... Read More >

Counting my blessings ...

Posted on November 26, 2014

Counting my blessings ...

By Sherri Simmons, President and CEO

It’s Thanksgiving, time to count our blessings. And I have many. This year, however, at the top of my list is the uncanny bond between humans and animals. And I’m thankful that in the turmoil of today’s news, stories like this that bond us together instead of tearing us apart don’t get overlooked.  I was blessed with the gift (and curse) of connecting with dogs and cats, sometimes better than with humans. The jo... Read More >

The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

Posted on November 11, 2014

The 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

By Sherri Simmons, President and CEO

At this time in 1918, armistice was declared between the Allied Nations and Germany, temporarily halting hostilities, signaling the end of World War I – and foreshadowing World War II. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson set aside November 11th as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. And in 1926, Congress formally declared Armistice Day a legal holiday dedicated to the cause of world peace, honoring American Veterans of the first World ... Read More >

Make Your Independence Day Sparkle - Safely!

Posted on July 01, 2014

Make Your Independence Day Sparkle - Safely!

By Sherri Simmons, President and CEO

Happy Independence Day!  Here are some tips from the American Pyrotechnics Association to make your 4th sparkle ... TAKE PRECAUTIONS. Always keep a hose and a bucket of water nearby in case of emergencies. LIGHT ONE AT A TIME. NEVER light two or more fireworks or sparklers at the same time. KEEP IT OUTSIDE. Only use fireworks and sparklers outdoors on flat, hard surfaces in clear areas and away from houses, buildings and dry grass. ... Read More >

Duffey Communications Promotes Allen Haynes to Account Executive ...

Posted on June 10, 2014

Duffey Communications Promotes Allen Haynes to Account Executive ...

By Sherri Simmons, President and CEO

Please join us in celebrating Allen Haynes promotion to Account Executive! Allen joined us as an account associate in 2013 and due to his remarkable ability to achieve results, he was quickly promoted. It's always rewarding to see people like Allen move to the next level of their career – and grow in their ability to make a difference for our clients and community. Congratulations Allen - you really earned this! Prior to joining Duffey Co... Read More >

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