A former editor for the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Erica Stephens has an extensive background in print and broadcast journalism. In 2001, she became the Strategies Editor for the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and in 2003 she launched the newspaper’s first homes and lifestyles magazine, Living in Atlanta. In addition to her tenure as a print editor, Erica 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.
Erica is a member of Vistage International. She serves on the marketing committee for Emerge Scholarships Inc, a nonprofit organization that provides academic scholarships to deserving women whose educations have been interrupted. She also serves on the Marietta High School Blue Devils Marching Band Board and is a member of the Blue Devil Marching Band pit crew.