“We are pleased to welcome Ashley to MVA Public Affairs,” said Managing Director & Head of Public Affairs Walter S. Price. “She brings experience managing communications and media relations on a variety of issues, as well as a strong background in local government and public policy that will help us best serve our clients.”
Simmons will work with the MVA Public Affairs communications team to provide clients with strategic communications and media relations counsel. She will develop and manage public relations campaigns, and craft messaging and content for various communications channels.
Simmons has nearly 10 years of communications and public policy experience. She previously held communications roles with the City of Charlotte, most recently as the strategic storytelling manager. Prior to that, Simmons served as the communications services manager for the Charlotte city manager’s office and the communications manager for the mayor’s office. Before coming to Charlotte, Simmons was the chief public information officer for Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools in Nashville, North Carolina.
Simmons is active in the Charlotte chapter of the Public Relations Society of America as well as other community organizations. She earned her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her M.P.A. from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
About MVA Public Affairs
MVA Public Affairs (www.mvapublicaffairs.com) is comprised of attorneys, lobbyists, and communications, media relations and event management professionals. With a complete range of capabilities and tools, the team develops coordinated, comprehensive approaches to deliver value and results for clients. Services include communications, public relations, government relations, event management, and government and political activity law.
About Moore & Van Allen
Moore & Van Allen PLLC (www.mvalaw.com) is one of the largest law firms in the Southeast, with nearly 300 attorneys and offices in Charlotte and Research Triangle, North Carolina, and Charleston, South Carolina. The attorneys at Moore & Van Allen provide sophisticated legal services within their nationally recognized Litigation, Corporate, Finance and Intellectual Property law practices for international banks and manufacturers, energy leaders, and growing healthcare and technology companies. The Firm is composed of 23 primary industry and practice groups. Moore & Van Allen is the only Charlotte-based law firm identified in the prestigious “Am Law 200” list. U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Moore & Van Allen in their 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings, both regionally and nationally.