Malana M. Joseph Mitchell
Vice President of Public Relations & Community Engagement | Spears Group, LLC
Malana M. Joseph Mitchell, a native of Edgard, Louisiana, is an award-winning public relations and brand strategist. She is the vice president of public relations for Spears Group, where she develops and implements high-level public relations strategies and manages media relations for clients such as the National Basketball Association (NBA), Verizon, the National Fried Chicken Festival, NOLA Public Schools, and Lemonade Day Louisiana. She was instrumental in helping the firm to receive its first Silver Anvil Award, the highest honor given by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), for its work on the Urban League’s RISE: Katrina 10 Commemorative Conference. Beginning her career in 2005 as a mayoral fellow in New Orleans City Government, she was instrumental in helping the administration get the city up and running following Hurricane Katrina. Malana graduated Magna Cum Laude from Dillard University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication with a minor in Speech Communications. She earned her Master of Arts Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations from Kent State University.