Rachel Bailey

Executive Director My Athens

Rachel Bailey is passionate about music, food and stories, and she’s prolific in each area. Rachel recently departed Community Connection — where she was Special Events Coordinator and helmed the reimagining and rebranding of Taste of Athens — to serve as Executive Director of My Athens. She’s excited to once again be at the helm of a beloved Athens brand, working toward leveraging it for the good of the town. Last year, Rachel also co-founded People Who Like to Eat, a community that organizes food-centric events to raise money for charities like Wholesome Wave Georgia and United Way. She’s a contributing writer for Creative Loafing Atlanta and Flagpole Magazine, as well as national publications such as Lucky Peach and Paste Magazine.

After earning a degree in Journalism, Magazines, & Photojournalism at the University of Georgia, Rachel managed social media and marketing for 5&10 Restaurant, Wholesome Wave Georgia and Farm 255, wrote for Sonicbids and Consequence of Sound, and edited for Georgia Music Magazine.

For Rachel, running My Athens is a dream come true. She values the variety of opportunities to promote and celebrate the city she loves, and she strives to help readers to learn about and contextualize their world.

My Sessions

Do You Have Your Tickets For Our 2018 Event?

Join us in Athens, GA, on April 27, 2018 for our next SoundBoard Marketing Conference. We'll be featuring some amazing speakers from some of the biggest brands in the industry, and you'll get to mingle with a lot of kindred spirits.

See 2018 Event Info