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Bill Moak

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:

  • Staff Officer at State of Mississippi -Office of the Governor-Division of Medicaid

    I managed special projects in support of the Finance and Accounting Division.

  • B2I Outreach and Education Director at Mississippi Division of Medicaid

    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.

  • Business Developer at bfac.com

    Developed new business for bfac.com, the nation's fastest business texting company.

  • Adjunct Professor at Tulane University

    Taught class in business report writing to undergraduate students.

  • Freelance Writer at Various Publications

    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 Mississippi

    Led a statewide organization dedicated to improving Mississippi's business community by encouraging ethical behavior and improving business-customer relationships.

  • Adjunct Professor at Belhaven University

    Taught MBA-level course in Business Communcations in Belhaven's Aspire Program.

  • Public Relations Specialist at Baptist Health Systems

    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 College

    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 Cross

    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 Company

    I served as intern for the Corporate Communications Department of Mississippi Power Company.

  • General Assignment Reporter at Enterprise-Journal Newspaper

    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-Ledger

    I write the Consumer Watch blog. View it here: http://blogs.clarionledger.com/consumerwatch/.

Bill Moak's Education:

  • University of Southern Mississippi

    Master of Science
  • University of Mississippi

    Bachelor of Arts
    Concentration: Journalism
  • Southwest Mississippi Community College

    Associate of Arts
    Concentration: Journalism

Bill Moak's Interests & Activities:

Scouting, Rotary Clubs




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