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A “Jane of all things PR,” Tracy Yanez, APR, has more than 25 years experience working in areas of communication, including corporate, community development, environmental, education and media. She recently retired from Mississippi Power to start her own company, The Yanez Group, LLC. Her selective list of clients and volunteer communication work supports her passions, including families, church, environment, small startup businesses and nonprofits. During her 20-year career at Mississippi Power, her work touched nearly every business function of the company as an internal communications coordinator, later overseeing all digital communications, marketing and customer communications.

After serving various leadership roles in SPRF and state PRAM, Tracy was named SPRF president for two consecutive years (2006 and 2007). She is a lifetime SPRF Senior Leadership Council member and has been a member of the Mississippi Beach Chapter since 1996 (which seems like a lifetime ago). She earned her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) in 2015, proving it’s never too late!