Becky Barnes Campbell and Lauren Waldrip Ward announced today the opening of Campbell Ward, LLC, providing services in public relations, public affairs, trade association management, media relations, issue management, event coordination and PAC management.

Prior to establishing the firm, Campbell was Director of Operations at Noble Strategies, a full-service public affairs firm that represented Fortune 500 companies, federal and state associations, universities, and other businesses. Ward previously served as Director of Public Affairs at Noble Strategies, drawing on her experience in strategic communications and public relations. She currently serves as Executive Director of the Arkansas Rice Federation.

Campbell grew up in Bryant but now lives in North Little Rock’s Park Hill neighborhood with her husband Daniel and their dog Bandit. She loves to promote Arkansas, follow and discuss politics, and brag about her husband’s film projects. She is very involved at Epoch Church, volunteers with the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, the Arkansas Foodbank, and City Year. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

A native of Moro, Waldrip oversees promotional efforts, media relations, trade association management, event planning, marketing strategies and activities for state and federal PACs. Waldrip and her husband Wes reside in Little Rock and attend Fellowship Bible Church.