Corporate Social Advocacy

Reace Smith & Shelley Wigley

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Shelley Wigley is an experienced journalist, producer, and public relations specialist, who eventually found a passion for crisis communication. Shelley began her teaching career more than 20 years ago at her alma mater Oklahoma State University as an assistant professor of public relations and has a Ph. D. in Mass Communication from The University of Oklahoma. Shelley has served as adviser for the Public Relations Student Society of America and is a member of PRSA. She is also the author of Stukent’s Crisis Communication: Anticipate. Navigate. Mitigate. Courseware.

Reace Smith is an accredited public relations professional with more than 25 years of experience in internal and external communications. She currently is the Head of Communications at Liberty Steel U.S.A and has worked for a variety of organizations, including RNDC, Dean Foods, Dex Media, Texas Health Resources, FleishmanHillard, and Fogarty Klein and Partners in roles involving media relations, executive communications, crisis communications, and internal communications.


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