Deisha Barnett

Senior Vice President, Brand Communications – Metro Atlanta Chamber

Deisha is an accomplished communications professional with nearly 20 years of experience guiding strategies, counseling C – level executives and leading teams. She is a savvy driver of integrated campaigns that generate results – whether targeting investors, consumers, employees or stakeholders.

Deisha currently heads up marketing and communications for the Metro Atlanta Chamber with a focus on positioning Atlanta as a great place to live and a great place for business. For nearly ten years prior, Deisha was dedicated to promoting and protecting Walmart’s brand. She has effectively managed multi-million dollar budgets, and has a record of excellent performance and progressively increasing responsibility.

Deisha has been profiled in PRWeek and selected to judge prominent industry awards. PRWeek has referred to Deisha as a “young pro who represents the future of PR” and an “inspiring individual.”

Anyone who spends time with Deisha will quickly learn that she loves her day jobs – all three of them: being a passionate PR practitioner, showering her sons with as much love as possible and being her husband’s number one fan.

Deisha is a proud alumna of Clark Atlanta University, the historically Black university in Atlanta that produced mass media greats such as movie producer Spike Lee and playwright Kenny Leon. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications with a concentration in public relations.