Charlie Hayslett is an award-winning journalist, speechwriter and public relations counselor. He is the founder and CEO of Hayslett Group LLC, an Atlanta-based communications firm founded in 1994. Since opening for business 17 years ago, Hayslett and his firm have provided a broad range of award-winning communications services to more than a hundred clients, including BellSouth Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Georgia-Pacific, numerous hospitals throughout the state, several trade associations, and various agencies of state government. Much of Charlie’s personal work has revolved around public policy issues and in recent years especially he has focused heavily on healthcare and health policy communications. Before entering the field of public relations, Hayslett worked for more than a decade as a journalist, covering government and politics for The Atlanta Journal in Georgia and in Washington, D.C. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and is currently a member of the Grady College’s Board of Trust. He was also selected as an inaugural member of the Grady Fellowship.