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Mauney Business Communications is an independent, communications practice founded in 2002 by Shanta Mauney. With more than two decades of experience, we offer a full suite of services to meet the needs of our clients, both local and global.


We are experienced in traditional public relations and also in adapting to the ever-changing digital landscape.


Our team is committed to building long-term relationships with our clients and providing them with the best possible service through contract and freelance work.

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Shanta Mauney

Principal Consultant

Shanta Mauney founder of Mauney Business Communications offers her clients more than 20 years of business communications and public relations experience. She has worked in various industries, including broadcast television, manufacturing, general aviation, wireless communications, energy, oil and gas, hospitality, and non-profit. During her career, she managed public relations, day-to-day communications, and crisis communications for major, medium, and smaller independent organizations. She is skilled at handling organizational change, stakeholder engagement programs, new product launches, and public relations campaigns to support brand awareness and brand repositioning. She is also adept in community affairs, coordinating with first responders, developing press statements, creating content for dedicated digital platforms, and providing on-the-ground support for families impacted by a crisis. As an experienced media and crisis trainer, Shanta has helped many clients prepare for media interviews and public presentations. Before forming her company, Shanta was the manager of employee communications for one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial and medical gases. As a communications leader, she was responsible for more than 4,000 employees located at more than 250 facilities across the U.S. Previously, she worked for large, global, and smaller independent PR agencies where she managed public relations activities for clients in consumer and industrial markets. Shanta earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations with a minor in business from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.


Ajaney Olmedo

Account Executive

Ajaney Olmedo works directly with the agency’s Principal Consultant to develop and implement strategic communications programs for various clients and industries. Her responsibilities range from writing and editing news stories and press releases to managing media relations, supporting client events, and producing digital and social media tactics. She also plays a role in helping the agency achieve its strategic business, public relations, and marketing goals. Before joining Mauney Business Communications, Ajaney worked for OptumRx®, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group and a leading pharmacy services and health care provider. She brings years of research, documentation, and client and customer relations experience. She is also skilled in new hire training and interpreting and communicating complex information to stakeholders. Previously, Ajaney was an intern and account coordinator for Mauney Business Communications. Ajaney earned a Bachelor of Science degree in digital media from the University of Houston.

Agency Certifications

City of Houston (WBE)
City of Houston (DBE)

*Hire Houston First - City Business Designee
State of Texas (HUB)

Houston METRO (SBE)

Port of Houston Authority (SBE)

Houston Community College (SBE)


​President & CEO
MMI Agency

"Positive and a pleasure to work with. She has excellent marketing ideas and understands how to get them implemented successfully. She is dependable and reliable."

Senior Vice President
GollinHarris International

"She's a tireless media pitcher, helping to secure solid broadcast and print feature stories."
Manager, Corporate Communications
Weatherford International
"Shanta's technical writing skills and media event management capabilities make her a well-rounded PR professional. She is a smart, genuine, down-to-earth individual, and can work with a broad spectrum of client personalities on a wide range of project requirements."

Management Supervisor

Vollmer Public Relations

(now Edelman)

"​Her public relations skills, particularly her writing and client relations are excellent!"
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