Dena J. Smith

Dena J. Smith

Public Sector Leader & Change Management Specialist

Dena J. Smith is a public affairs consultant and expert media and issue manager. Smith specializes in government and community marketing with a focus in public health and education initiatives.

Personal Statement

Dena J. Smith, an accomplished public affairs executive with a demonstrated record of success in communications, media relations, government affairs and issue management, for high-profile governmental agencies and private organizations, including the State of Georgia, Emory University, City of Detroit, Georgia State University-School of Public Health and the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. 

Smith’s experience includes serving as communications point person for construction development and transportation activities for city government and campus projects, and successfully leading communications efforts for state reorganization projects.

Major Work in the Public Way

Major Accomplishment

Managed press and media relations during state agency reorganization; first in Georgia in more than 35 years.

Named as ‘Best Businesses in the State’, Atlanta Business Chronicle

Recognized in Who’s Who in Black Atlanta: 2006, 2007, 2008

Media and Crisis Management training (Casey Family Program)

Trained Arbitrator

Media Coaching