Who Did This? (About Me)

I am Ronda Bumgardner Carter and I am grateful you stopped by. I have spent my life immersed in communications. First in advertising, working at agencies in North Carolina and Florida. Later, in publications, working as a writer and editor for magazines. And then, nine years as a news columnist, first at a local newspaper and then in a weekly syndicated column called “Straight Answers.” I was the direct problem solver for thousands of readers, and used my media powers for fighting evil. I took a side trip to the world of banking and technology, and had an inside view of the customer disregard that has given banks a reputation they deserve.

I started Control Freak Public Relations shortly before moving to New York City in 2010. While living in NYC, I edited press releases, helped advise start-ups on blogging, and wrote freelance stories for online publications, all under the Control Freak umbrella. In December of 2011, my breast cancer returned, and I took a break from work for treatment. My newest venture is A Closer Look, which I started in 2014. A Closer Look is a 501(c)3 non-profit serving women in Winston-Salem, N.C. I hand-deliver gift bags of skin care and beauty products to women with breast cancer.

You can see my resume here.
Here is what other people have said about me:
“She has those same qualities: passion, perfectionism, compassion.” — a newspaper editor
“She grabs a mission and runs with it. Attention to detail, class, honesty and integrity. She has the whole package. She is excellent.” — a CEO

2 responses to “Who Did This? (About Me)

  1. Rhonda,

    Loved the What We Believe Frost Bank insert in the ABJ. I visited McGarrah Jessee’s site, but they didn’t claim it, so I Googled till I found you.

    I hope you’ll visit http://www.austinadfed.com and choose to Subscribe so you receive invitations to upcoming programs and events. This piece belongs in the ADDYs.

    • Control Freak Public Relations

      Thanks for taking the time to find me. Glad you did. Thanks for letting me know about the Ad Fed of Austin, the greatest town in Texas, if not the USA

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