Caroline Nutter Duffy
In a prestigious career that spans more than three decades, Caroline has handled programs from crisis communications to consumer introductions to corporate speech writing and beyond. A founding partner of Jackson Spalding and a member of our Management Team, she has been a leader for some of the firm’s largest clients, including Delta Air Lines, Publix Super Markets and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She was also the creative maestro who managed Ashley Smith, the young mother who came to fame after accused killer Brian Nichols took her hostage following the Atlanta courthouse shootings.
Her work earned public relations’ highest honor – the Public Relations Society of America Silver Anvil – for The Atlanta Dream Team that supported Atlanta’s bid for the 1996 Olympic Games. She also has been recognized with national awards from Inside PR magazine and Women in Communications Inc., and by the Florida and Georgia chapters of the PRSA. Today she applies this diverse experience in her role as a strategic client advisor and as the leader of the crisis communications network inside PROI Worldwide, a global network of independent communications firms, of which JS is a member.
Caroline holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Auburn University, with a major in Public Relations-Journalism and minors in French and Speech Communications. A graduate of Leadership Buckhead, she has served two terms on the board of trustees at St. Martin’s Episcopal School and Sophia Academy and has chaired the PR Advisory Board for Auburn’s Department of Communication and Journalism. In addition, she has served on the board of the Marist Arts Guild, acting as editor for their annual MAGazine. Today she serves on the Board of Advisors for the Theatrical Outfit theatre.
Caroline enjoys international travel, gardening, combing through antiques shops, and in “another life” enjoyed performing in musical theatre. One of her greatest memories is singing her way across Poland before the fall of The Iron Curtain. These days, she and husband Jake spend much of their free time supporting the dramatic and musical endeavors of their two sons.