Our team is interdisciplinary and brings relevant, real-life experience to our clients. With formal training in education, psychology, social work, business, and communications, many of our staff also have the applied experiences of having served in the military, government, ministry, and/or nonprofit organizations. Our culturally and professionally diverse team delivers a wide array of client-centered services, serving individuals, organizations and high profile leaders.

Public Strategies is led by Mary Myrick, a visionary leader in public-private partnerships. Ms. Myrick continuously strives to further her team’s knowledge of relevant issues by creating an environment that inspires fresh ideas and creative problem-solving. She is widely respected and recognized as an expert in her field and is often summoned by federal, state, and national organizations to speak about the formation of youth and family programs, public/private business relations and other strategic services.

The Public Strategies Management Team is a special group of professionals who are collectively working to change the norms about how people work, the culture in which people excel, and the world around them. They have garnered expertise and are highly regarded for their understanding of the dynamics of merging purpose, people and systems. This is a team with different personalities, skills and expertise coming together because they want to build something that matters, and that something is Public Strategies.

Meet Our Management Team

Mary Myrick, APR

Sammye Norvell Cravens, CPA
Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer

Beth Clemens
Vice President

Kendy Cox
Vice President

Toni Faris
Vice President

Todd Griffin
Vice President

Sandino Thompson
Vice President

Jo Anne Eason
Senior Adviser

Rich Batten
Director of Technical Assistance Services

Shonda Harrison
Director of Human Resources and Training

Jay Kelly
Director of Communications and IT

David Kimmel, Ph.D.
Director of Center-Based Services

Jack Myrick
Director of Business Services