Nancy King Dennis

Nancy King Dennis

Director of Public Relations


Nancy communicates the association’s message and mission to the public as well as its members. She joined the Alabama Retail Association in late 2005.

She administers Alabama Retail’s website,; its magazine, Alabama Retailer; its social media platforms and its award programs, which include the Alabama Retailer of the Year and Alabama Centennial Retailer. She also edits the association’s weekly legislative report, the Alabama Retail Report.

Nancy came to Alabama Retail from the Business Council of Alabama where she had worked since 1997 as manager or director of publications.  Before entering the field of public relations, Nancy worked as a journalist or newspaper editor for 17 years, including serving as metro editor of the Montgomery Advertiser.

Nancy graduated with honors from Auburn University in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations/journalism.

The Southern Public Relations Federation awarded her senior practitioner status in October 2011. She is a member of the Public Relations Council of Montgomery, which named her as its 2002-2003 Practitioner of the Year. She also is a member of the Auburn University Department of Communications and Journalism’s Public Relations Advisory Board and on the board of directors for the Alabama YMCA Youth Legislature. In 2021, the YMCA of Greater Montgomery named her as its Person of the Year.