MONTGOMERY, AL: The Southern Poverty Law Center has hired Dana Vickers Shelley as director of public affairs.
She has replaced Booth Gunter. Over her career, clients have included the Democratic National Committee and the NAACP National Voter Fund. As a senior appointee in the Clinton Administration, Shelley served as deputy press secretary to Ronald Brown, the secretary of commerce.
On the agency side, she has had stints at Edelman, Fenton Communications, and DVStrategies.