Carisa Turner, APR 

Director of Communications & Public Relations

Carisa Turner leads all strategic communications efforts for the organization, overseeing public relations, media relations, executive communications, brand and marketing communications, digital and social, community engagement, public affairs and advocacy, and stakeholder relations.

Before joining Roswell Inc, she spent several years in the community relations office for the City of Roswell, where she managed public relations, media relations, social media, marketing and public outreach for the city. While there, she launched and managed the award-winning #WhenInRoswell campaign.

Her professional career began in public and government affairs for The Trust for Public land, a national land conservation nonprofit. From there, Carisa held positions with global PR agency Cohn & Wolfe, the arts education division of the Woodruff Arts Center, and commercial real estate giant CBRE.

She received a B.A. in Journalism and Spanish, with a minor in Business Administration, from Mercer University. She lives in Woodstock with her husband and three children and is also an award-winning songwriter.

Professional Highlights
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), National and Georgia Chapter, Member
Accredited in Public Relations (APR), PRSA and Universal Accreditation Board – 2018
Certified Public Information Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – 2016
“Forty Under 40” Recipient, PRSA Georgia – 2019

Community Involvement
Roswell Community Church, Member
World Relief Atlanta, Volunteer