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The Carter Malone Group, LLC (CMG) was founded by Deidre Carter Malone in May 2003 after a successful career as a marketing executive at ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our first client was the National Baptist Convention, Inc. in Nashville, TN. After 30 years in the industry, Malone shares her professional expertise with various industries.


CMG Founder Deidre Malone’s previously served as VP of Marketing Development for ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Director of Public Relations for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A member of both the Public Relations Society of America and the PRSA Counselors Academy, she is also active in several local and national organizations. Deidre is a former Shelby County Commissioner and former president of the NAACP Memphis Branch.



Vice President, Public Relations
During Judith’s over 30-year career in marketing communications, she has held leadership positions in the corporate, nonprofit, and public sectors. Along with co-founding Tarik Black Foundation, among organizations on her resume are International Paper, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, National Civil Rights Museum and Memphis Light Gas Water.


Director of Client Services
Regina has paved a successful 30-year track record in project management, event management, community management, promotions and media buying. A graduate with honors from Jackson State University (MS), she keeps our team members on track.


Creative Director
Kim works with clients and the team to develop, execute and maintain a diversity of creative work aligning brand initiatives. A graphic designer for over 20 years, Kim develops and manages creative for the firm across a range of mediums including print, digital and large-format displays along with designing and maintaining websites.


Community Engagement Supervisor
Patrick is the point man on CMG’s community outreach projects and also assists with government relations. With over 10 years of experience, he has a keen eye for identifying organizations and community members with pull throughout Shelby County.


Business Operations Director
Brittany is responsible for internal business operations, client and vendor billing. She graduated in 2011 from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Management. She is the former Operations Supervisor at Raymond James Financial in the Retirement Plan Services Department. 


Social Media Coordinator
Shernice handles the social media accounts of multiple clients by creating content and suggesting ways to grow and attract a larger audience. She graduated in 2021 from Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and a concentration in Integrated Marketing Communications. She is passionate about all things social media, popular culture, and marketing.


Administrative Assistant
Latasha supports the team by serving as the receptionist and administrative assistant for our group. She has worked with the team to schedule appointments and create databases for current client projects.


Public Affairs Director
Jesse has consulted with businesses and organizations across the nation for over 30 years. The lifelong Memphian is accomplished at legislative affairs, event planning, fundraising, organizational development and management.



Content Manager
Lois brings multiple skills to communications projects including writing, editing, plain language editing and project coordination. Most recently she has been on contract with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as patient education editor from 2003–2020. 


Brian is an former Account Executive with CMG and a graduate of the University of Memphis. Brian consults on various aspects of community engagement and project management for the firm.



CMG does great work for our clients as is reflected in our integrated award-winning campaigns.
The Telly Award
The Telly Award honors the very best film & video productions, groundbreaking online video content, and outstanding local, regional, & cable TV commercials and programs. The Telly Award is a symbol of creative excellence. Our first Telly Award was for Children. Childhood. Hope. In 2020, CMG received their 2nd Telly Award for the 901 Keep it Clean Campaign for Memphis City Beautiful. 

VOX Award

The Public Relations Society of America, Memphis Chapter honors the exceptional work of Memphis’ public relations professionals.
The Gabriel Award
The Gabriels honors works of excellence in film, network, cable television, radio and social media that entertains and enriches with a true vision of humanity and a true vision of life. The Gabriel Award was for “Chillin’ with Drew Brown.”