Director Bios

Chapter Liaisons

We’re looking for additional Chapter Liaisons, formerly known as Chapter Services Directors, to help support local chapters in the IABC Southern Region and connect them to available resources. For more information about the role, please visit the Chapter Services page or email chapterservices@iabcsouthern.com. If you’re interested in volunteering, submit the online interest form.


Members-at-Large Director

The IABC Southern Region Board is looking for a Members-at-Large Director. For more information, please visit the Region Development page or email soregdev1@iabcsouthern.com.


Communications Directors

Kellie Keys Davie, SCMP | Email Director

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Kellie DavieKellie Keys Davie, APR, SCMP (IABC Nashville) is an entrepreneur and award-winning executive who delivers organizational and marketing growth across businesses and industries, from national consumer brands to local, nonprofit organizations. She is the Managing Director and Founder of Keycom, a lifestyle marketing and public relations agency based in Nashville. An alumna of the University of Tennessee, she holds a Bachelor of Science in communication, with an emphasis in public relations. Kellie is also the first professional in Tennessee to hold an APR from PRSA and an SCMP® from IABC simultaneously. She is the recipient of multiple professional leadership awards in her home state and serves as the VP of Communications and Awards for IABC Nashville. As the Email Director, Kellie collaborates with the Social Media Director and VP Communications to devise and execute marketing and communication strategies for the region.

Allyson Ward Neal | Social Media Director

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Allyson Ward NealAllyson Ward Neal, MA, (IABC Houston) is an experienced communications leader who uses digital strategies to achieve the corporate goals of major corporations, particularly in the energy sector. She’s adept in developing digital strategies and strategic communications plans that integrate video, social media, the web, photography, online publications, and virtual Teams Live engagements to align with strategic objectives. She has served companies such as bp, CHRISTUS Health, and Chevron Corporation. Allyson presented an IABC Southern Region SPARK presentation, has served on the board of IABC Houston and the IABC International World Conference Program Advisory Committee. As the Social Media Director, Allyson collaborates with the Email Director and VP Communications to devise and execute marketing and communication strategies for the region.