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Board of Professional Advisers

Ronald Roberts (1984)
Board of Professional Advisors Vice Chair
President/Chief Operating Officer
DVL Public Relations & Advertising
Nashville, TN



Ronald Roberts is president and chief operating officer at DVL Public Relations & Advertising. Roberts coordinates the agency's day-to-day operations as well as overseeing staff assignments and managing several agency client accounts. He is certified in crisis communications management via the Institute for Crisis Management and participates in extensive crisis management and quick response situations for various clients. He is a key leader in meeting and event management for the agency, providing planning and floor direction for large meetings and special events. Prior to joining DVL, Roberts was an assistant director of public relations at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), later moving to the Mass Communications faculty. He has also worked as assistant producer at The Nashville Network (TNN) prior to his tenure at MTSU.

Roberts currently serves on several boards including: Citizens Bank & Trust, Rotary Club of Nashville (Sergeant-at-Arms), Nashville Sports Council (Executive Committee, PR Chair), Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee (Executive Committee, Marketing Chair), 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, Leadership Nashville (Class of 2004 - class representative to Board). He is also a deacon at Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church.