Experienced communications professional, Public Relations and Communications
Hi, I'm Bill Moak, Accredited Public Relations professional. I have three passions: serving God, taking care of my family, and using my skills, experience and gifts to build organizations.
Bill Moak's Bio:
Bill Moak is an experienced writer, speaker and nonprofit manager, who has worked in communications, public relations and nonprofit management for more than 25 years. A native of Lincoln County, Mississippi, Bill's education, experience and ability to use the written word to convey information has proven valuable again and again. Bill is Accredited by the Southern Public Relations Federation, and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America. He and his family live in Madison, Mississippi.
Bill Moak's Experience:
B2I Outreach and Education Director at Mississippi Division of MedicaidJuly 2013 - Present | Jackson, MS
I help build the brand for Bridge to Independence, a grant-funded program under the Mississippi Division of Medicaid which helps people who are elderly and/or disabled to move out of institutions and into the community.
Staff Officer at State of Mississippi -Office of the Governor-Division of MedicaidNovember 2012 - June 2013
I managed special projects in support of the Finance and Accounting Division.
Business Developer at bfac.comJanuary 2012 - November 2012
Developed new business for bfac.com, the nation's fastest business texting company.
Adjunct Professor at Tulane University2011 - 2012
Taught class in business report writing to undergraduate students.
Freelance Writer at Various Publications1990 - 2012
Wrote news and feature stories for various publications, including: Clarion-Ledger newspaper Parents & Kids Magazine BOOM Jackson Various newsletters and other publications
President/CEO at BBB MississippiJuly 2001 - September 2011
Led a statewide organization dedicated to improving Mississippi's business community by encouraging ethical behavior and improving business-customer relationships.
Adjunct Professor at Belhaven UniversitySeptember 2010 - November 2010
Taught MBA-level course in Business Communcations in Belhaven's Aspire Program.
Public Relations Specialist at Baptist Health SystemsMarch 1996 - June 2001
Handled internal and external communications, including serving as spokesman and editor of the employee newsletter. I worked with all the major product lines of the health system, served as staff photographer, developed presentations for physicians, documented medical procedures of note, and worked with the media to balance their needs with those of the patients.
Director of Media Relations at Mississippi CollegeMay 1995 - February 1996
I handled all the media relations for Mississippi College, a Baptist college in Clinton, Mississippi. My input was vital to helping the college regain its community standing after a period of negative publicity.
Director of Public Support at American Red CrossJanuary 1990 - May 1995
In this role, I was responsible for handling all the external relations duties for a local chapter of the American Red Cross. My work included all the media relations, as well as publications, fund-raising and disaster work. I worked on public affairs for disaster operations, including the 1992 Big Bear Earthquake, the 1994 Northridge Quake, Hurricane Bob in New England, Hurricane Andrew and numerous local disasters. I also wrote and administered grants and special programs.
Public Relations Intern at Mississippi Power CompanyAugust 1988 - December 1988
I served as intern for the Corporate Communications Department of Mississippi Power Company.
General Assignment Reporter at Enterprise-Journal NewspaperJune 1986 - July 1988
Right out of college, I hit the ground running with a full plate of work covering news for a regional daily newspaper. I covered everything from crime and courts to features and sports. One morning, I was first on the scene when a bank robbery suspect was shot and killed by a police officer. That work won an award from the Associated Press.
Consumer Blogger at The Clarion-LedgerOctober 2012
I write the Consumer Watch blog. View it here: http://blogs.clarionledger.com/consumerwatch/.
Bill Moak's Education:
University of Southern Mississippi1988 – 1989Master of Science
University of Mississippi1984 – 1986Bachelor of ArtsConcentration: Journalism
Southwest Mississippi Community College1982 – 1984Associate of ArtsConcentration: Journalism
Bill Moak's Interests & Activities:
Scouting, Rotary Clubs