Director of Strategic Communication
The story begins in 1984 as I sit in a 1960s-era desk with decades of initials scratched on its freshly lacquered wooden top. I scoff at my junior English teacher, Barbara Landreth, as she proclaims that I will be a writer. Turns out she knew best. Accounting was not my thing. After five and a half years of college and a master's degree, I settled in for seven more years as a newspaperman. A firm believer in knowing when it's time to move on, I jumped the fence. For the next 17 years, I worked in corporate communication - media, community and other roles - at Southwire Company, the world's third-largest wire maker. In March 2016, I returned home to UWG, where I develop and manage communication strategy across a variety of audiences. Along the way, I have received writing and reporting awards from the Georgia Press Association and the Associated Press and served as chairman of the local chamber. I have met Paul McCartney, worked with a U.S. secretary of energy and enjoyed too many adventures to mention. So, thank you Barbara Landreth for encouraging the writer in me. It's made all the difference.
Education / Degrees
- A.A., Journalism, Clayton State College, 1988
- B.A., Mass Communication, West Georgia College, 1990
- M.A., Journalism, University of Georgia, 1992