Manning leads our national Primrose Schools account, a perfect fit since she’s a multi-tasking mother of young children — just like their target market. Among our JS expats running her desk from Spartanburg, S.C., her team stays very busy generating coast-to-coast publicity and digital content for the innovative, fast-growing early childhood education brand.
Since joining our firm in 2008, Manning has served at the helm of significant projects and clients, including Orkin Residential, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Research Alliance and the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education, among others.
She began her career at a boutique agency, working on consumer and business-to-business campaigns for clients. One such project, a recognition program for outstanding women in non-profits, gave her the opportunity to meet tennis legend Billie Jean King, a personal thrill since Manning has played tennis most of her life.
In fact, Manning was named an Academic All-American during her senior year at Washington and Lee University playing for the nationally–ranked team while she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics. She is currently a member of Spartanburg 360, a group of young professionals committed to helping attract young talent to the city. Previously, Manning has served on the board of the Friends of Bitsy Grant Tennis, a non-profit group working to improve and maintain Atlanta’s historic public tennis facility, was on the Board of Directors of the United States Tennis Association Georgia (USTA GA), and served on the Advisory Board for Skyland Trail, a nonprofit mental health treatment organization that serves clients from all over the United States.
Manning is always up for travel. Her passport includes stamps for Argentina, Fiji, Thailand, and the Sydney Olympic Games when she studied at Canterbury University in New Zealand. Her globetrotting literally became a “fairey tale” when she met her husband, John, while backpacking through Europe. Today they’re enjoying the Palmetto State with their three young sons, Jack, Willard and Gage, and their black lab, Roxie, who often tags along on their sports adventures.