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RICHMOND HILL, GA. – May 24, 2021 – Lesley Francis Public Relations (LFPR) has appointed Ashleigh Johnson as their new Marketing Assistant and Ivy Grace Smith as the new summer intern. The roles of the marketing assistant and summer intern are to support team members through writing and issuing news release, media coverage evaluation, content creation, social media management, and drafting materials for various clients.

Ashleigh is from Macon, Georgia and recently graduated from Georgia Southern University with her Bachelor of Science in Public Relations. During her time at Georgia Southern, she served as the executive firm director for the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), while also completing an internship with the Savannah Harbor Foundation and working as a barista at a local café in Statesboro. Through the courses at Georgia Southern, Ashleigh has worked with clients in Statesboro to develop hands on public relations experience.

“I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with such a well-known and reputable organization like Lesley Francis PR,” Johnson said. “With their vast range of clients, I am excited to be able to learn more about the profession of public relations and build my skills through the guidance of the incredible ladies here at LFPR.”

Ivey Grace Smith was born and raised in Hazlehurst, Georgia and is an upcoming senior at Georgia Southern University majoring in Public Relations with a minor in communications and digital marketing. She is an active member of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and was recently elected Vice President of the organization for the 2021-2022 school year.  

“I am so thankful for the opportunity to intern with such a well-known agency such as LFPR and aesthetic to work alongside with a lovely group of ladies who I know will help direct and guide my path into this field of work that I have grown to love,” Smith said. “I am super pumped to jump in with all hands on deck and gain knowledge about this ever-changing profession.”  

Lesley Francis Public Relations (LFPR) is an award-winning public relations agency established in 2011 in Richmond Hill, GA.

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For media inquiries, please contact Lesley Francis at or 912-429-3950, Allie Robinson at, or 912-547-3100 or the team at 912-417-LFP