The Spears Group is pleased to announce Morgan Ballard has been promoted to Public Relations Account Manager, effective immediately. Previously, she participated in the Junior Associate Program before joining Spears full-time as Account Coordinator in June 2016. As a new addition to the PR Account Manager team, she will manage her own client accounts as well as Spears Group's internal projects and signature events.
Ballard, a New Orleans native, received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations from Loyola University New Orleans where she led the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Bateman Team to win second place in the national Bateman Case Study Competition. Additionally, the team received the highest local industry honor, the Silver Anvil. During her time with Spears Group, she was also awarded Most Promising Person of the Year by the Advertising Club of New Orleans.
"During my time with Spears, I have been able to participate in and support remarkable clients and events like Fried Chicken Festival and NBA All-Star Weekend to name a few," said Ballard. "I am both humbled and appreciative of the opportunity for continuous growth in the company. I am eager to help the team reach all new heights in my new role."
Currently, Ballard is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and a ballet teacher for the New Orleans Dance Collective.