Lori Davis Jhons
Lori Davis Jhons, a native of Browntown, AL, joined the Alabama League of Municipalities as communications director in January 2023. She previously served as Gov. Kay Ivey’s director of digital media relations.
Lori graduated from Billingsley High School, in Autauga County, as salutatorian in 2012. She then went on to graduate summa cum laude from Alabama State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a focus on radio and television. As a student-athlete on the ASU women’s track and field team, she won eight indoor and outdoor track and field Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) championships and holds the school record in javelin throwing.
Upon graduation, Lori was appointed by Gov. Robert Bentley in 2016 to serve as a digital content producer on his communications team. In 2017, Gov. Ivey appointed Lori to serve in her administration. A jack-of-all trades in the public relations field, Lori was promoted to various roles including serving as a spokesperson, speech writer, video producer, social media manager and website facilitator, among others.
Throughout her professional career, Lori has gained invaluable experience in crisis management, media relations, internal and external communications and event planning. In her spare time, Lori serves on the communications committee for the nonprofit Women in Training, Inc. and is a member of the Billingsley High School FFA Alumni Association. She is married to Michael Jhons, who proudly serves as an Alabama State Trooper, and they have a beautiful daughter, Isabella.
A Montgomery native, Karl Franklin joined the Alabama League of Municipalities in the summer of 2010 as the Graphic Designer for the League's Communications Department. In that role, he is responsible for designing print publications, multi-media products and promotional materials for the League. He is also responsible for the daily maintenance and content updates to ALM's website as well as assisting with all communications-related activities including public relations, marketing and publication development. Karl received his BFA in Visual Communications from Auburn University in 1994 and has worked as a graphic designer, product designer and illustrator. He has designed and illustrated a variety of items including book covers, t-shirts, children's books, coloring books, posters, bookends, figurines, and even tattoos (none for himself!).
Karl and his family have a dog and 1 surprisingly tenacious fish.