Barbara Lezotte, APR, founded Lezotte Miller Public Relations Inc. in 1995 after more than 12 years in agency public relations and stints in radio and newspapers. During her 30+ year career, she has counseled clients in the environmental, health care, economic development, insurance, education and manufacturing industries. She specializes in strategic communication planning and issues management.
She earned both master’s and bachelor’s degrees in journalism at Michigan State University and is a frequent guest lecturer at the college. In April 2004, she was named “PACEMaker of the Year” by the Central Michigan Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. She earned national accreditation (APR) in 1988.
Lezotte is a former board member of the Small Business Association of Michigan and still serves on several SBAM committees as well as the boards of Michigan Youth in Government and the Michigan Dyslexia Institute. She was chair of the board of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2003 and served for six years on the board of directors. She chaired the Public Relations Society of America’s Central Michigan Chapter in 1996 and served on the board of directors of the Rotary Club of Lansing from 2004 to 2006.