The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) has named Shawna Blair as the organization’s new communications director. Her hiring was effective Monday, Nov. 18.
A Little Rock native, Blair most recently served as the deputy director of the U.S. Senate Periodical Press Gallery. According to Blair’s LinkedIn page, she served in that role from May 2016 through November 2019. She previously served as the media relations coordinator for the U.S. Senate Periodical Press Gallery from September 2006 to April 2016.
In a phone interview, Blair said that she will be based at the DRA’s federal office in Washington, D.C.
“Shawna will be an excellent asset to DRA,” Delta Regional Authority Federal Co-Chairman Chris Caldwell said in a statement. “Her years of experience as a media operative and knowledge of the Delta region will greatly help us in our mission to improve economic opportunities to our communities.”
Blair graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and emphasis in advertising and public relations. She later obtained a Master’s degree in public relations and corporate communications from Georgetown University.