Communications Staff

Daphne Moore
As communications director, Daphne Davis Moore oversees all internal and external communications for the foundation including institutional foundation communications as well as working with the K-12 Education and Environment Focus Area teams to support and advance foundation grant making strategies. Prior to joining the foundation, Daphne spent 13 years working in the corporate affairs division of Walmart holding positions in public affairs, government relations and corporate communications. Before Walmart, she spent five years as a newspaper reporter. Daphne holds a B.A. in English and mass communications from Ouachita Baptist University.


Kevin Thornton
Kevin Thornton is senior communications officer, managing institutional and internal communications including the foundation’s website and social media channels. He also provides communications support to the Home Region Focus Area staff on external communications strategy and media relations. He previously held several positions in corporate communications at Walmart, including media spokesperson and managing digital communications. He is also an experienced radio and television broadcaster. Kevin holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Arkansas.


Jessica Young
Jessica Young is a communications officer for the foundation working on both internal and external communications. She previously held public relations and marketing positions with Circle of Life Hospice and the Jones Center for Families, both in Springdale, Arkansas, and in communications and membership for the Fayetteville (AR) Chamber of Commerce. Jessica holds a B.A. in public relations and advertising from the University of Arkansas.