Office of Communications
Beth Day joined the Southern Region Education Board in 2012, bringing many years of experience leading strategic communications in education and nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining SREB, Beth served as vice president of the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education.
Veronica Johnson manages communication for the SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Program, the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring and a portfolio of other postsecondary programs and services. Veronica joined the Southern Regional Education Board’s communications team in 2017 as the digital communications specialist, where she managed SREB.org content, social media and analytics. Veronica joined SREB in 2014 as the administrative assistant/research associate for the Learning-Centered Leadership Program.
Lety Jones joined the Southern Regional Education Board as administrative assistant to the communications director in 1991. She has served as senior designer and production manager for more than 15 years. She received a bachelor’s in marketing from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.
Melissa Pinsky serves as the digital communications specialist at the Southern Regional Education Board, where she manages the content for SREB’s website and social media accounts. She joined SREB’s communications team in 2019, bringing more than 10 years of communications and public relations experience, including six years in the nonprofit sector. Melissa holds a bachelor of arts in journalism from the University of Georgia.
David Raney joined the Southern Regional Education Board in 2017. He has been a writer and editor with Emory University, Habitat for Humanity International, and Quail Pointe Publishing. He has also taught in middle school and college, serving on the English faculty of Emory, William & Mary, the State University of West Georgia, and Virginia Commonwealth University. He holds a master’s degree from William & Mary and a doctorate from Emory.
Alan Richard works with the news media to bring more attention to critical education issues in SREB states. Previously a national writer for Education Week, he also covered education for newspapers in his native South Carolina. The winner of multiple National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, more recently he was an independent writer and advisor to nonprofit organizations. He also served as SREB’s director of communications from 2006 to 2011—and is thrilled to be back at SREB. He lives in Atlanta.