Betty Parker Ellis has spent the last 29 years honing her communication skills and professional presence in the corporate and academic worlds. She holds a bachelor's degree in French and education from Furman and a master's degree in media management from Kent State University in Ohio. Having spent the first part of her career with Michelin Tire Corporation, she now owns Communication Works, a public relations and business communications training company. In addition to providing media relations and writing services to clients such as Metaprise Consulting and Palmetto Health Baptist Easley Hospital, Ellis offers customized training in business writing, business grammar and business etiquette. Training clients have included The Palmetto Bank, the City of Greenville, Charter Communications, Lockheed Martin and Fluor Corporation.