Aerial Ellis

Aerial Ellis

Aerial Ellis is a gifted speaker and strategist who launched her first public relations firm as a young millennial at the age of 22. Since, she has become sought-after for her ability to help organizations transform culture, improve diversity, enhance communication, navigate change, build community and drive innovation.

Recognized nationally as one of PR News 15-to-Watch and listed among Young HBCU Alum to Watch by The Huffington Post, Aerial is co-founder of the Nashville Women of Color in Communications Network and serves as secretary of the national committee on diversity & inclusion for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She holds an executive leadership certification in workforce diversity and inclusion awarded by UCLA Extension and the National Organization for Workforce Diversity and is a fellow of the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations.

She has been a speaker/facilitator for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), US Army Corps of Engineers, National Urban League, National Diversity Council, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), and CABLE Women's Leadership Academy among others. She has also been featured as an expert source in media outlets such as Fortune, Ebony, National Journal, along with several online radio programs. She teaches university courses in public relations, strategic planning, cross-cultural communication and leadership at Lipscomb University.

A native of Memphis, she holds a bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University and master's degree from Middle Tennessee State University. She is based in Nashville, Tennessee.

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