Leading Multicultural Communications in the Pacific Northwest Since 1982.

The Anchor Group is a Black-owned advertising and public relations company backed by a team of award-winning experts. Since 1982, Anchor has specialized in reaching multicultural audiences for a variety of clients across the United States. With a focus on providing excellent service, every project is built to deliver above and beyond expectations.

The Numbers Speak for Themselves.

Clients served

Setting an Example

The Anchor Group is more than an agency; it’s a cohesive team of individuals passionately striving to serve and uplift communities by empowering clients with the tools and information they need to exceed their goals. Every decision is centered on that passion, evidenced by a robust portfolio of successful campaigns. From outreach dedicated to boosting awareness of diabetes management solutions to campaigns focused on raising COVID-19 vaccination rates, Anchor has always led with a community-first mindset.

That community mindset results in a network of influential media and business professionals that not only spans across the Pacific Northwest, but the entire nation. Anchor’s clients, partners, and contacts all share the same motive to create a positive impact. It’s one thing to think diversity, equity, and inclusion, and another to truly live it.

The Dream Team

Meet Anchor’s awe-inspiring team of public relations, communications, advertising, and marketing professionals:


Larry Williams


Larry has skillfully guided Anchor’s successful award-winning advertising, public relations, government relations, community engagement/outreach and marketing campaigns across the country. He has a knack for creating uniquely designed campaigns that always deliver above and beyond the client’s expectations.


Francine Johnson


Francine is an accomplished, loyal, and people-focused executive with a consistent record of excellence in strategic ideation and direction. She is most known for her ability to build and lead high performing teams, and ensuring successful execution of campaigns in alignment with stated business outcomes.


Ja’Net Williams


Ja’Net is the engine behind The Anchor Group. Driven by a desire to see projects completed in a spirit of excellence, she is the epitome of quality control. With an array of experience in hospitality, events, marketing, and operations, Ja’Net is masterful at applying her unique skillset across various industries.


Simone Green

Sr. Account Executive

Simone has over 20 years of experience in enhancing and accelerating information flow, data collection, generating leads, and producing viewer responses. She creates compelling communications for targeted audiences and excels in developing tools, managing programs, and innovating marketing approaches to improve efficiency.


Jharman Lightner

Manager and Consultant

Jharman frequently demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills, interviewing techniques, research and analytical skills. In addition to her work with Anchor, she is a dedicated mental health professional, President of the nonprofit FirstThursday Jacksonville chapter, and cohosts the Empowerment Hour radio show.


Maya Anderson

Media/Messaging Lead

Maya brings energy, enthusiasm, and an insightful perspective to every project she’s assigned. With a background in communications, journalism, and public relations, she has performed in several roles that aid in a unique approach to complex problems, including Multimedia Specialist, Dialogue Facilitator, and Website Designer.


Ashby Reed

Creative Director

Ashby has over 40 years of graphic design experience that make him an expert in creating digital and print designs that serve client needs. He has performed in a number of creative roles, from graphic designer to CEO. In addition to working as a self-employed gallery manager, he is also Vice President at Onyx Fine Arts Collective.


Howard Chee


Howard utilizes data-based marketing strategies to develop effective messaging campaigns. His experience in government relations, community-stakeholder outreach and engagement, and brand development provides a foundation for developing innovative approaches to communications challenges.


Jacqueline Mobley-Wilkins 


Jacquie is a proven expert on all things finance. With her experience as a budget analyst with the federal government and her roles as a treasurer for Federally Employed Women (FEW) and Blacks In Government (BIG), she is an excellent wealth of information that provides fiscal support to the team.

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