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Rachel Smedley

Senior PR Manager

“There are two types of people: The ones who give you 50 reasons it can't be done ... and the ones who just do it.”

Hoda Kotb

As a Senior PR Manager, Rachel helps guide, develop and implement global communications programs for her clients in the AI, digital accessibility, fintech and software development and testing industries. Through proactive and consistent media outreach, Rachel works to secure placements in both top-tier and trade publications to increase brand awareness and elevate company spokespersons in their respective industries.

Before joining the Walker Sands team, Rachel worked with various B2B clients in the financial services space where she executed public relations campaigns and content marketing programs. Previously, she acted as Committee Clerk at the Georgia State Capitol.

A lifelong Georgia resident, Rachel graduated from Kennesaw State University with a B.S. in public relations with minors in both political science and leadership. Outside of work, she can be found exploring the Atlanta food and beverage scene, travelling or spending time with family, friends and her dog, Teagan.


  • Enterprise technologies
  • Fintech
  • Digital accessibility
  • AI
  • Start-ups


  • Pitching
  • Media relations
  • Storytelling
  • Problem solving
  • Social media


  • TikTok
  • Podcasts
  • Craft beer
  • Traveling
  • Carbs

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