A storyteller at heart, Neysa Taylor has more than 20 years of experience leading strategic communications campaigns across a variety of industries, including two Fortune 500 companies. Neysa thrives in fast-paced, high-stakes environments, which comes from her 15 years in broadcast journalism at WTVF NewsChannel 5 in Nashville, Tenn. She later took her strategy and crisis management skills to the Tennessee Department of Correction as director of Communication, where she was directly responsible for all internal and external communication, including the dispatch center and inmate correspondence. She also led stakeholder communications for McDonald’s and Amazon.
As an Emmy Award-winning communicator, Neysa is often sought after as a thought leader and strategist, most recently leading media training for the Association of State Correctional Administrators.
A graduate of Tennessee State University with a B.A. degree in speech communication and theater and an M.Ed. degree in education administration, Neysa firmly believes in the school’s motto of “Think. Work. Serve.” It is in that vein that she works with many nonprofits and sits on the board of the Absolutely AX Chapter of the Tennessee State University National Alumni Association and is a founding board of Invictus Charter School in Nashville. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Nashville Women of Color in Communications and the Nashville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.