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Dr. Priscilla Berry worked as a free-lance writer and columnist for the Jacksonville Business Journal providing Career and Management Advice for her followers and has a private communications consulting practice: Berry & Associates, which provides businesses with specialized programs to assist with corporate cultural transformation and leadership development, solving internal and public communication challenges, and providing managers with skill development for leadership challenges.
Berry & Associates works with individuals and corporations in Leadership and Management Training and conducts Workshop-Labs in Executive Communications: Style, Presence and Power. These Workshop-Labs provide awareness raising for professional development in presentation and social business skills and negotiating dialogues.
Dr. Berry is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with degrees in English, Literature, and Humanities. She began her career in academia as a professor of literature and was recruited by local corporations to work on the development and facilitation of communication systems. Selected Corporate Clients include: Communications Planning Corp, Children’s Haven, Americall, LDC, DuPont, Interline (U.S. West), Duval County School Board, CSX, the Jacksonville Symphony, and the Army Corp of Engineers.
Dr. Berry has wide experience in corporate communications, public relations, advertising and marketing. With over 25 years experience in government, private and public corporate cultures, Dr. Berry’s professional expertise is frequently sought to help corporations find workable solutions to the challenges of leadership and communication.
Dr. Berry is currently researching, publishing, and speaking on Communication Trends in the 21st Century, the Impact of Social Media, The Art of Personal Branding, corporate and personal, the Glass Ceiling for Women in Corporations, the Redesign of the Undergraduate and Graduate Business Curriculum and other business and pedagogical subjects. She created a Financial Literacy curriculum along with Family Foundations that is currently serving corporate women in Jacksonville. Most recent publication in the April 2011 American Journal of Business Education: Teaching Leadership in the EMBA program.
Dr. Berry was a guest at the Oxford Round Table Forum at St. Anne’s College, Oxford University in July 2009. She was one of forty presenters from around the world discussing Women’s Careers: The Presumptions and Burdens of Proof. The Forum was held in historic Oxford Hall where both Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela have stood advocating for peace! . Dr. Berry’s paper was peer-reviewed and published in the American Journal of Business Education. She was also a guest professor during the winter semester of 2007 at the University of Caen in France where she lectured to international post-graduates on Doing Business in a Global Economy.
Dr. Berry is active in her community for a variety of non-profits, and a member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Honorary member of Alpha Kappa Phi, established charter chapter for Jacksonville University Toastmasters, Director for the Davis Thought Leaders Speakers Series, former member of the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women, the Association for Business Communicators, the Economic Roundtable of Jacksonville Executive Board (NABE), and the Women’s Executive Leadership Chapter, Family Foundation Advisory Board, the World Affairs Council, and the International Visitors Corp.
Order of the Dolphin, 2009
Friends of the Jacksonville University Library, 2009
Clute Institute Board member, 2009
Friends of Fine Arts of Jacksonville University, 2009
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, 2005-2009
Economic Roundtable of Jacksonville, Board Member, 2005-2009
Family Foundations, Board Member, 2009
International Visitors Corp, Member, 2009
World Affairs Council, 2007-09
Association for Business Communicators, 2006-2009
Academic Integrity Association, Kenan Institute, Duke University 2006
Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women, 2006-08
Children's Haven Board, a home for abused boys, 1985-1990
Salvation Army Council, Clay County, 1989-1993
International Association of Business Communicators, member 1985-1990
Florida Association of Public Relations, member 1985-1989
- Training for Negotiating Dialogue and Conflict Resolution
- Professional training and development focused on Leadership Communication
- Freelance Writing l Speech Writing
- Fundraising and Strategic Marketing
- Corporate Communication Campaigns, Internal and External
- Conference Planning and Event Management
- Conference Speaker: Educational Reform l Social Media l Leadership l Career Strategies
Sep 2005 - Present
Berry & Associates Communications Consulting
Berry & Associates
Jun 2011 - Present
Adjunct Lecturer at Hough Graduate School, Warrington College of Business,
University of Florida
Dec 2009 - Present
Owner and Founder
- Leadership Training and Executive Coaching
- Corporate Communications Auditing to provide System Consolidation and Updated Processes
- .Facilitate Interactive Workshop on Executive Communications: Style, Presence, and Power
- Certified in 360 By Design (leadership profile) via Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)
2005 - 2011
Assistant Professor of Business Communications and Management Communications.
1985-1991 and 2005-2011
1988 - 1993
Directed and worked with this special non-profit 501(3)c Board to house and rehabilitate and love young boys ages 12-18 referred by State Agency: Youth and Family Services. Took the Board from small group of 10 members to a Board of 50 active members, contributing and participating. Facilitated the Board process, hired and supervised the House personnel, and actively raised monies to support the Home. Secured official office space, hired a development director and office staff.
1983 - 1993
Created and conducted Workshops and Seminars in Team Building, Leadership Communications, and Business Protocol. Designed and specific training and professional development programs for excutive management teams: How to Manage your People. Performed communications Audits. Isolated communication breakdowns and instituted systems for enhanced internal communications. Developed programs for Corporae Image Building and produced workshops for team management for corporate clients such as: CSX, Dupont, Duval County School Board, and Interline: US West.
Produced and directed Executive Retreat for clarity of mission and celebration of communication success for US Army Corp of Engineers, Jacksonville.
1983 - 1985
Director of Public Relations
Americall, LDC aka Suddath Moving and Transportation Systems
Managed all major accounts, published company newsletter, planned promotional events, created and directed PR and communications for deregulated telecommunications environment, researched and reported on legislation for deregulated telecommunications environment, coordinated public communications for company. Negotiated and managed all major accounts for company.