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Carrie31Dec2013Carrie Banks

Communications Director

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     Originally from rural, southeastern North Carolina, Carrie received her BA in Journalism from East Carolina University and her MA in Public Relations and Advertising from The University of Alabama. Since 1997 she has served as the Communications Director for the Alabama League of Municipalities where she oversees the communications/marketing and strategic planning efforts for ALM and its affiliated organizations and works closely with ALM's Director of Advocacy and Public Affairs to develop messaging and advocacy strategies. Prior to joining the League's staff, she worked for the Alabama Education Retirees Association.

     Carrie has taught Fundamentals of Speech as an adjunct instructor for Troy University, Montgomery; has been a contributing writer for a regional magazine;  and is a 2017 graduate of the Delta Leadership Institute’s Executive Academy, which trains leaders from diverse backgrounds, sectors and industries across eight states to improve the economic competitiveness and social viability of the Mississippi River Delta and Alabama Black Belt. In addition, she serves as a board officer for the Alabama  Communities of Excellence (ACE), is a board member for the David Mathews Center for Civic Life as well as DesignAlabama and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission (Alabama200). She is a past board member for the Alabama Council of Association Executives (ACAE) and the Montgomery Chapter of the Public Relations Council of Alabama (PRCA).

     She enjoys working in her yard, screened porch sitting (usually with a book) and quality time with her critters -- all rescues. She and her husband, Craig, are master-level scuba divers, outdoor enthusiasts and occasional DIY home-improvement adventurists.