Alumni-in-Residence: Using Interdisciplinarity to Build a Creative Career, with Chip Garner '89

September 24, 2020 - 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm (already occurred)
Virtual

Interested in learning how your liberal arts education can translate to a creative career?

Chip Garner ’89 credits his Amherst education with providing the best possible foundation for a career in communications. His varied interests have taken him from broadcast news, to films and infomercials, to ad agencies -- and to his current role in public relations as Senior Vice President at MWWPR. Chip is a communications unicorn who stands out in this competitive industry by being as adept at social media and digital engagement as he is at managing corporate crises or investor relationships.

At Amherst, Chip majored in English, lived in Drew House, and was a member of BSU. He earned an MBA in Media and Communications in 2009, and lives in Brooklyn with his partner and an unseemly collection of shoes.

Join us to learn more about how a love of storytelling helped Chip build a career centered on collaborative team work and creative problem solving.

CHIP'S FULL BIO:
Chip Garner ’89 is Senior Vice President at MWWPR, creating and implementing integrated communications strategies for a variety of corporate and crisis clients.

Directly prior to MWWPR, he was VP, Americas, for British Airways, where he oversaw all media relations, crisis, creative, and corporate campaigns for the global airline in the Americas, Caribbean, and Bermuda. Prior to BA, he was Senior Vice President of Social at the world-renowned advertising agency Ogilvy, working extensively in influencer management, crisis and nuisance governance, executive positioning and training, and content development, as well as providing strategic direction for global clients.

His background includes a rewarding time at Rubenstein PR as the VP of Digital Strategies, as well as stops at Showtime Networks, the New York Times, and, at the beginning of his career, ABC News. He has also produced award-winning independent films and directed infomercials in Florida.

Contact Info

Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning
(413) 542-2265
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