National Communications Director

Donnie Turlington

Donnie Turlington

National Communications Director

Donnie Turlington is the National Communications Director for Say Yes to Education and New Business Director for Say Yes to Education’s Consulting Services initiative.

Say Yes is a nonprofit that partners with communities around the goal of every public school student not only graduating high school – but doing so prepared to attain a college degree or other postsecondary credential, and with access to resources to make that education affordable and equitable. The organization launched its fee-for-service consulting services division in Spring 2017 to help communities expand their capacity to support young people along the developmental pathway from early childhood to adult success.

Turlington joined Say Yes’ chapter in Guilford County, NC, as Communications Director in 2016 and later added the title of Interim Chapter Director. He previously served as the inaugural Director of Communications and Marketing for the city of Greensboro, NC, and before that as Director of Public Relations and Digital Engagement for Bouvier-Kelly Inc., a prominent North Carolina advertising and marketing agency. He also spent eight years working in the sports information departments at Hampden-Sydney College and Old Dominion University.

Turlington is a 1998 graduate of Campbell University with a degree in mass communications and public relations. He holds an accreditation in public relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America.

Leadership Team

George A. Weiss is the chairman of Say Yes To Education, Inc., a national non-profit foundation committed to opening access to post-secondary education for high poverty youth.

Gene Chasin is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Say Yes to Education. He joined the national nonprofit organization in 2008.

Our Team

Eliana Kohrman-Glaser is the Research Director at Say Yes to Education, Inc. During her time at Say Yes, she has held the roles of Research and Programming Associate and Interim…

Sierra is the Scholarship Manager at Say Yes to Education. In addition to overseeing the processing of Say Yes scholarships, Sierra coordinates with local chapter staff on the implementation of…

Marty Bishop Marty Bishop is Director of Business Systems and Applications for Say Yes to Education’s Consulting Services initiative. Say Yes to Education founded its consulting services division in 2017…

Abbey Johnson is the Director of the Office of the CEO for Say Yes to Education.

Contact Us

Are you inspired by the goals and approach of Say Yes? We invite you to reach out to the Say Yes National office or to a Say Yes chapter, to learn more about how you can get involved.