Chief Operating Officer
Luci Manning is the Chief Operating Officer for PR Solutions, a public relations consulting firm that serves national advocacy groups, associations, foundations and think tanks working on social justice issues.
In her position at PR Solutions, Manning oversees the Afterschool Alliance’s Afterschool Ambassador program, a grassroots advocacy program for afterschool providers. In that role, she organizes and helps to conduct trainings to prepare those providers to act as advocates with policy makers, as well as media spokespeople, so that they can effectively make the case for more support for afterschool programs. She also supports the Afterschool Alliance’s media outreach efforts.
Manning is responsible for maintaining the social media presence for the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, in addition to supporting their traditional media outreach efforts. She also supports media outreach efforts for the National Partnership for Women & Families.
For these and other clients, Manning conducts research, tracks media coverage, develops press lists, drafts media materials, pitches stories and conducts media and camera trainings. She is responsible for maintaining PR Solutions’ in-house media database, which contains contact and beat information on more than 10,000 journalists and media professionals.
Prior to joining PR Solutions, Manning worked as a marketing assistant for a fundraising executive, focused on raising money for schools.
Manning holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and Peace, War and Defense from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.