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Kristie Aylett, APR, Fellow PRSA, provides strategic counsel and senior-level expertise to clients throughout the United States through her Mississippi-based consulting firm, The KARD Group Public Relations/Marketing.
Throughout her 29-year career, she has created innovative campaigns that inspire key audiences to action and positively impact organizational goals. Her accomplishments include behavior-changing marketing and awareness programs, reputation-building media relations initiatives and mission-focused collateral pieces. She also teaches PR and social media courses for Tulane University and the University of California/Irvine.

An accredited public relations practitioner, Aylett has been elected to leadership positions with local, state, regional and national communications organizations, including president of the Fort Worth PRSA chapter and chair of the PRSA Southwest District. She is a past president of the Public Relations Association of Mississippi and the four-state Southern Public Relations Federation.

She currently serves on the Universal Accreditation Board and the executive committee of the PRSA Association Nonprofit Section. In recognition of her contributions to the profession, PRSA inducted her into its College of Fellows, an honorary organization of approximately 300 industry leaders. Aylett earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.