Board of Trust

Board of trust

The Grady Board of Trust is one the college’s most influential boards of alumni and friends lending support and guidance.

Grady Board of Trust

“The Board of Trust exists to advance the cause of Grady College and represents an amazing collection of leaders from across the mass communication marketplace,” said Charles Davis, dean of Grady College.  “This brain trust supports the work that we do, offers insight and advice, and most importantly, forms an immensely rewarding social network. Some of my favorite days as dean have been spent with these amazing people.”

In addition to serving as ambassadors and leaders who can attract resources to the college, the BOT is the sponsoring organization of the Grady Fellowship, a recognition of alumni and friends who by virtue of their accomplishments and service are members emeritus of the BOT.

Members of the 2023-24 Board of Trust include

(front row, l. to r.):
  Craig Camuso, Carolyn Tieger, Brian Robinson, Jenn Sloan, Melissa Libby, Kristen Manion, Carole Munroe and Jason Athoine;

(back row, l. to r.)
Brad MacAfee, Bryan Harris, Juanita I.C. Traughber, Richard Griffiths, Bob Houghton, Henry Grady III and Dean Charles Davis.

Members of the 2023-2024 Board of Trust

Jason Anthoine

(ABJ ’89)
Head Honcho, Jason Anthoine: Employee Experienced

Craig Camuso

(ABJ ’90)
Regional Vice President – State Government Affairs CSX Transportation Atlanta, GA

Jody Danneman

(ABJ ’88)
Past President, Grady Society Alumni Board Founder, Executive Producer and President Atlanta ImageArts, Inc. Marietta, GA

Henry W. Grady, III

Healthcare Investment Banking SunTrust Bank, Atlanta, GA

Richard Griffiths

Retired Vice President & Senior Editorial Director CNN Atlanta, G


By staying involved with Grady, it’s like I never graduated! I enjoy coming back to Athens for Board of Trust meetings, being a mentor to students, and attending events.”

Melissa Libby

ABJ ’85, President, Melissa Libby & Associates


“Journalism’s next generation will face incredibly tough challenges.  The Grady Board of Trust has a powerful call for me because it helps generate the resources for the skills, experiences, and real-world perspectives those future journalists will desperately need.”

Richard Griffiths

Retired Vice President and Senior Editorial Director at CNN


“Grady is more than just a great college. It’s a career and connection accelerator. My work on the Board of Trust is simply an investment in our students, faculty and alumni, whose amazing sparks of brilliance and courage are truly what fuels Grady’s enviable momentum.”

Jason Anthoine

ABJ ’89, Managing Founder, Audacity

Additional Information

Explore the UGA Promotion and Tenure documents for UGA and Grady College.

in the news

Carolyn Tieger

Thank you to Board of Trust Chairperson Carolyn Tieger for her vision in creating the Ex-PRIZE, a fund helping Grady College students fulfill their experiential learning goals. Read more about the Ex-PRIZE here.

Jason Anthoine

Jason Anthoine was a featured speaker for an alumni lecture hosted by the Crisis Communication Think Tank. Anthoine spoke about crisis management as it relates to internal corporate communications and connecting with employees and stakeholders.

Jenn Sloan

Congratulations to Jenn Sloan (ABJ ’86) on her promotion to senior vice president, public policy and stakeholder engagement for Mastercard.


Philadelphia Skyline

Philadelphia Alumni Event

Save the date to join Dean Davis and other alumni for our Grady College networking event in Philadelphia during the AEJMC Conference. Reserve your spot here by August 1.

UGA 40 Under 40 celebration

The UGA 40 under 40 alumni luncheon will happen on Friday, September 6, in Athens.

Fall Alumni Board Meeting

Save the date for the fall 2024 Alumni Board meeting. More details will be announced closer to the date.

Dean Davis poses for a photo with two others at the 2023 alumni tailgate in the PAF.

Grady alumni tailgate

Please join us on the Schnitzer Family Media Lawn 2 1/2 hours before kickoff against Mississippi State University for an alumni tailgate.