Sericia Nelson
Sericia Nelson

Senior Advisor for Communications

Arkansas

Sericia Nelson is a veteran public relations and communications executive with more than 30 years of experience as a multi-faceted strategic thought partner.

A former television news producer, Nelson has crafted public relations strategies, managed crisis communications plans, launched social media platforms and created compelling, inspiring content. An intrepid leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, she has helped to launch a Little Rock Arkansas) chapter of the national nonprofit City Year, served as editor-in-chief of a statewide general interest lifestyle magazine geared toward African Americans (PowerPlay Magazine). Additionally, she served as Executive Director of Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, Arkansas’s museum of African American history and culture, followed by a stint as Vice President for Institutional Advancement & External Relations at Philander Smith College, a private, four-year Historically Black College and University. She also has held the role of Community Affairs Officer for a $20 billion Arkansas-based bank with a seven-state footprint.

Nelson’s broad background also includes having worked as Director of External Relations for former
Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe. As a communications counselor and strategist, she has advised various executives, political candidates, nonprofit and business leaders by utilizing her superior writing and presentation abilities to inform, persuade and ignite forward progress.

A native of Little Rock, Ark., she is an alumna of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She sits on the board of a Little Rock public charter school and is vice-chair of the Philander Smith College Community Development Corporation.