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Erica S.

Executive Director
Marietta, GA, USA

Biography

A former editor for the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Erica Stephens has an extensive background
in print and broadcast journalism. In addition to her tenure as a print editor, Erica briefly worked in broadcast news, reporting for the Atlanta Business Chronicle Report on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Prior to joining the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Erica worked as a writer and editor for a number of business journals, newspapers and trade publications including the Savannah News Press, QSR Magazine (serving the quick service restaurant industry), Healthcare CIO Report, Healthcare CFO Report, Savannah Business Journal, Business to Business, Atlanta Woman and Atlanta Jewish Times.
As a business journalist, she covered a range of industries including healthcare, technology, banking and finance, human resources, law and accounting,
commercial and residential real estate, small business, hospitality, marketing and advertising,
and media.

In 2004, Erica left journalism to pursue a career in public relations. She began with an account
management position for the William Mills Agency, the largest independent public relations
firm serving the financial and transactional services sectors. In 2005, she founded Weaver
Stephens Group, where she manages and directs strategic planning, client relations and
account services.

In 2016, Erica founded Nana Grants in honor of her grandmother, Mary "Gran" Arivett, and her mother, Diann "Nana" Arivett. Mary helped raise Erica while Diann, a single mother, attended nursing school. Diann helped care for Erica's young son while she built a successful career. Erica also serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Cobb County Juvenile Court.