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Elaina joined FCG as managing director of strategic engagement after more than 15 years working in various marketing, public relations, and fundraising leadership roles for local, regional, and national nonprofit organizations.

A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Elaina graduated from Belhaven University with an undergraduate degree in Mass Communications, and Master of Science in Management. Elaina has led national conversations on nonprofit communications strategy and how to bolster communications campaign efforts on a limited budget. She has earned an Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) certification and Certification of Advanced Graduate Studies in Leadership. Elaina is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership at Regent University with the goal of working with nonprofit leaders to strengthen their ability to effectively lead their organizations’ efforts to create lasting and impactful change in the communities they serve and to help these leaders recognize and develop leadership in others.

When she is not at the office, Elaina is writing a paper for school or cheering for her children on a soccer sideline somewhere in America.