Charlotte Smith is owner of Pop Shop Records and WordSmith Communications PR firm, both located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is also a journalist with the Associated Press and numerous national and international publications, as well as a professional singer and songwriter, with an easy, old country, laidback quality to her writing, and a deep resonance to her vocals. Charlotte has served on numerous boards within Baton Rouge, Ascension Parish and London, England, and is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Louisiana Press Association, The Public Relations Society of America, The International Society of Journalists, The International Society of Public Relations, and the International Human Rights Association.
Originally from England, Charlotte moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, while in middle school, later receiving her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University. She returned to London upon graduation, and continued her studies while working in public relations for the Mayor of London’s Office as Public Information Officer. She went on to receive a Masters Degree and a PhD. She has also served as a speech writer for Amnesty International.
Charlotte returned to Louisiana in 2008, and makes her home in Baton Rouge. She is a fan of the people, the food, the culture, and the music of the area. Her aim is to use her talents to promote the music of the region by supporting local bands and solo artists, who can find a space for their creative wheels to turn at Pop Shop Records. She also uses her skills as a writer and PR professional to highlight their achievements.