Mandy Hicks

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATION

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Overview

Mandy Hicks is the Director of Marketing and Communications for the law firm of English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP. Mandy has been a marketing professional for 17+ years since graduation from Western Kentucky University, having spent the majority of her career as the Senior Director of Marketing and Brand Management for the United Way of Southern Kentucky. While at United Way, Mandy graduated from the United Way Worldwide Fellowship Program having been chosen as one of 25 mid-level professionals from across the country to participate, the Harvard Manage Mentor Program, and served in numerous organizational and community leadership positions. Mandy is currently a member of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) Talent Development Committee (TDC) and the American Marketing Association (AMA). She serves on the Board of Directors for Arts of Southern Kentucky as the Chair of the Sponsorship and PR/Communications Committees, member of the Executive Committee, on the Center for Courageous Kids Advocacy Committee, and as a Partner for the Stuff the Bus Foundation.

Credentials

EDUCATION

  • 2014: Harvard ManageMentor (Core Learning Track Certification online in leadership and management skill development)
  • 2000-2004: Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Economics; Minors: Marketing, Business Administration
  • GPA: 3.26; President’s List (6 consecutive semesters)
  • 1999-2000: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Affiliations

  • American Marketing Association, Member (2021)
  • Legal Marketing Association, Member (2019 - present)
    • Southeast Regional Board of Directors, Director of Sponsorships/ Treasurer Elect (2022)
    • Talent Development Committee, Member (2021)
  • United Way of Kentucky Communicators Council: Member (2018); Chair (2017)
  • United Way Worldwide Global Fellowship Program: Graduate (2013-14)
  • Chosen from hundreds of mid-level career applicants to participate as 1 of 25 domestic  United Way colleagues and 5 international colleagues in this year-long leadership program
  • Nominated as Cluster Team Leader
  • Professional Marketing Association:
  • Vice President of Programs (2012); Vice President of Sponsorship (2011)
  • Nominee for Chamber of Commerce Young Athena Award (2011, 2012)
  • Business Networking International of Western Kentucky: Giver’s Gain Chapter
  • Vice President (2004-2005); President (2006-2007)
  • Economics Club: Western Kentucky University (2002-2004)
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity: Western Kentucky University
    • Vice President of Membership (2003); President (2003-2004)
  • Pi Beta Phi: University of Kentucky - President of pledge class (1999/2000)

Community Involvement

  • Orchestra Kentucky: Board Member (2019-2020); Arts of Southern Kentucky: Board Member (2020 - 2024)
    • Arts Access for All Committee, Chair (2019 - 2020)
    • PR/ Communications Committee, Chair (2019 - 2022)
    • Sponsorship Committee, Chair (2021 - 2022)
    • Development Committee, Member (2019 – 2021)
    • Elm Street Society, Member (2019 – 2023)
    • Elm Street Society Committee, Member (2019 – 2022)
    • Executive Committee (2021-22)
  • Center for Courageous Kids Advocacy Committee: Member (2019 – 2022); Incoming Chair (2023)
  • Stuff the Bus Foundation: Partner (2019 – 2022)
  • Junior Achievement: Classroom Volunteer at Plano Elementary (2019)
  • The Salvation Army: Volunteer Bell Ringer (2019)
  • United Way of Southern Kentucky: Feed the Need, Volunteer; Day of Caring, Volunteer; Speakers Bureau, Member; ELPO Law Employee Campaign Coordinator (2019)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bowling Green: Big Sister (2002-2004)
  • United Way of Southern Kentucky (2004-2008): Allocations Committee (2006-2007); Festival of Trees Committee (2006); Marketing Committee (2006)

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Recognition

  • United Way of Southern Kentucky Campaign Video: Telly Award (2014)
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economic Honor Society: Kentucky Chapter (inducted 2003)
  • Awarded Kenneth and Maria McCann Scholarship for Excellence in Economics (2003)

Mandy Hicks is the Director of Marketing and Communications for the law firm of English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP. Mandy has been a marketing professional for 17+ years since graduation from Western Kentucky University, having spent the majority of her career as the Senior Director of Marketing and Brand Management for the United Way of Southern Kentucky. While at United Way, Mandy graduated from the United Way Worldwide Fellowship Program having been chosen as one of 25 mid-level professionals from across the country to participate, the Harvard Manage Mentor Program, and served in numerous organizational and community leadership positions. Mandy is currently a member of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) Talent Development Committee (TDC) and the American Marketing Association (AMA). She serves on the Board of Directors for Arts of Southern Kentucky as the Chair of the Sponsorship and PR/Communications Committees, member of the Executive Committee, on the Center for Courageous Kids Advocacy Committee, and as a Partner for the Stuff the Bus Foundation.

EDUCATION

  • 2014: Harvard ManageMentor (Core Learning Track Certification online in leadership and management skill development)
  • 2000-2004: Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Economics; Minors: Marketing, Business Administration
  • GPA: 3.26; President’s List (6 consecutive semesters)
  • 1999-2000: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

  • American Marketing Association, Member (2021)
  • Legal Marketing Association, Member (2019 - present)
    • Southeast Regional Board of Directors, Director of Sponsorships/ Treasurer Elect (2022)
    • Talent Development Committee, Member (2021)
  • United Way of Kentucky Communicators Council: Member (2018); Chair (2017)
  • United Way Worldwide Global Fellowship Program: Graduate (2013-14)
  • Chosen from hundreds of mid-level career applicants to participate as 1 of 25 domestic  United Way colleagues and 5 international colleagues in this year-long leadership program
  • Nominated as Cluster Team Leader
  • Professional Marketing Association:
  • Vice President of Programs (2012); Vice President of Sponsorship (2011)
  • Nominee for Chamber of Commerce Young Athena Award (2011, 2012)
  • Business Networking International of Western Kentucky: Giver’s Gain Chapter
  • Vice President (2004-2005); President (2006-2007)
  • Economics Club: Western Kentucky University (2002-2004)
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity: Western Kentucky University
    • Vice President of Membership (2003); President (2003-2004)
  • Pi Beta Phi: University of Kentucky - President of pledge class (1999/2000)

  • Orchestra Kentucky: Board Member (2019-2020); Arts of Southern Kentucky: Board Member (2020 - 2024)
    • Arts Access for All Committee, Chair (2019 - 2020)
    • PR/ Communications Committee, Chair (2019 - 2022)
    • Sponsorship Committee, Chair (2021 - 2022)
    • Development Committee, Member (2019 – 2021)
    • Elm Street Society, Member (2019 – 2023)
    • Elm Street Society Committee, Member (2019 – 2022)
    • Executive Committee (2021-22)
  • Center for Courageous Kids Advocacy Committee: Member (2019 – 2022); Incoming Chair (2023)
  • Stuff the Bus Foundation: Partner (2019 – 2022)
  • Junior Achievement: Classroom Volunteer at Plano Elementary (2019)
  • The Salvation Army: Volunteer Bell Ringer (2019)
  • United Way of Southern Kentucky: Feed the Need, Volunteer; Day of Caring, Volunteer; Speakers Bureau, Member; ELPO Law Employee Campaign Coordinator (2019)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bowling Green: Big Sister (2002-2004)
  • United Way of Southern Kentucky (2004-2008): Allocations Committee (2006-2007); Festival of Trees Committee (2006); Marketing Committee (2006)

  • United Way of Southern Kentucky Campaign Video: Telly Award (2014)
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economic Honor Society: Kentucky Chapter (inducted 2003)
  • Awarded Kenneth and Maria McCann Scholarship for Excellence in Economics (2003)

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