Congratulations to Julie Winskie, our global president, clients, for being named to the 2011 class of the Grady Fellowship, from The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. According to the university, The Grady Fellowship “honors individuals whose lives and careers of service and inspiration contribute measurably to the reputation the College enjoys and lead us forward.”
Seventy-eight of the 20,000 graduates of Grady College and UGA have been named to the Grady Fellowship since its inception, and are recognized for their long-standing service to the college’s mission and the media professions, from journalism to the creative industries to the creative world. For many years, Julie has mentored Grady students and just this past summer she met with a team of undergraduates who had traveled to France to witness the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.
Porter Novelli boasts a long and proud relationship with UGA’s Grady College, as several current and former colleagues have served on the Grady alumni board.
Brad MacAfee has been a member of the board of trustees of Grady College for the past two years and serves as an advisor-in-residence for the college. Porter Novelli is a proud sponsor of ADPR Connection, the college’s advertising and public relations thought-leadership event which attracts 450 students and 80 professionals each year.
Just this week we announced the formation of the Omnicom/Grady Future Leaders Fellowship through which students and graduates of UGA’s Grady College can now gain first-hand, comprehensive multidisciplinary marketing experience through a six-month fellowship hosted by several Omnicom Group agencies including BBDO Atlanta, Porter Novelli, Ketchum and Fleishman-Hillard.
Julie’s honor, and Porter Novelli’s dedication to supporting a variety of programs at the college, signal our lasting commitment to nurturing the next generation of communications experts.