Delta Regional Authority Names New Communications Director

November 20, 2019

Little Rock native Shawna Blair brings over 15 years experience in media and government relations.

CLARKSDALE, MS - Delta Regional Authority (DRA) announced today the hiring of Shawna Blair as Communications Director.  Blair, who formally worked as Deputy Director of the U.S. Senate Periodical Press Gallery, started her role November 18, 2019.

“Shawna will be an excellent asset to DRA,” said Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman Chris Caldwell.  “Her years of experience as a media operative and knowledge of the Delta region will greatly help us in our mission to improve economic opportunities to our communities.”

Blair, a native of Little Rock, AR, comes to DRA with over 15 years experience in media and government relations.  She is a 2002 graduate of the University of Arkansas, where she majored in Journalism with an emphasis in Advertising and Public Relations.  In 2016, she earned her Masters degree from Georgetown University in Public Relations and Corporate Communications. 

“I am excited and humbled to be given this opportunity to serve as Communications Director for Delta Regional Authority.  There are inspiring stories to be told of the great work DRA facilitates throughout the Delta region, and I look forward to sharing these stories and contributing to DRA’s efforts to support job creation, build communities, and improve lives.”

In addition to her professional work, Blair sits on the Board of Directors for the Arkansas State Society, serves as an Advisor for the Chi Omega Fraternity at American University, and volunteers with the Junior League of Washington as a Literacy Lab tutor.


Shawna Blair
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