Ms. Pauline Ford-Caesar, a native of Jamaica and the Founder and Past President of Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization (CACAO), is a graduate of the University of Alabama Huntsville with a degree in Communications. Her efforts working in the field garnered the Public Relations Society of America’s 1995 Lantern Award for Excellence for ongoing Public Relations within an organization and she has had articles published in the Atlanta Journal, Huntsville Times, Birmingham News, American Skating World, the Jamaica Daily Gleaner, Caribbean Focus Magazine and Jamaicans.com. She also holds the distinction of recruiting internationally known Jamaican comedian and actor Oliver Samuels to an advertising campaign in South Florida, which featured his photograph on Broward county buses.
While serving as a Congressional Aide, Ms. Ford-Caesar was the NASA liaison for the district office and was instrumental in inviting the Director of the space agency to Georgia for a small business Seminar. Her other duties involved working closely with the international communities in Georgia to resolve issues involved with their immigration status.
A consummate child of the Caribbean, Ms. Ford-Caesar has participated in many cultural activities personally and professionally, to include working with the Carilanta Players, a performing arts group in Atlanta and as Public Affairs Representative for the City of Atlanta’s Bureau of Cultural Affairs. Her efforts have not gone unnoticed and she has been awarded the 2014 Motivating Woman Award from Birmingham International Center and the 2018 Citizen Diplomat Award.
IN addition to her accomplishments in the field of Communications, Ms. Ford-Caesar is also a veteran of the United States Army and a graduate of the U.S. Academy of Health Sciences in San Antonio, Texas. During her tenure in the military she was awarded an Army Achievement Medal, two Army Commendation Medals and 5 Good Conduct Medals.
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