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)
Managing Founder Audacity: The Employee Experience Firm, Dunwoody, GA

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.



Hosted every semester, SLAM features New Media Certificate Capstone creations. Everyone is invited to this day dedicated to student projects that takes innovation and creativity to the next level.This semester, the NMI is doing things a bit differently. Faculty and students will head to Atlanta for the day. Once there, they’ll kick off SLAM with networking and snacks, followed by the student showcase. After presentations, the NMI will share student certificates and awards, and then cap off the evening with Xpo Encore—an opportunity to celebrate the students’ impressive achievements over delectable hors d’oeuvres, refreshing drinks and wonderful company. RSVP:

Fall 2023 Grady Graduation Celebration

Graduates and their guests are invited to celebrate with other graduates and faculty/staff at this drop-in celebration. Guests will enjoy light refreshments, opportunities to connect with fellow parents, faculty and staff, plenty of photo opportunities and an inside look at your student’s academic home. Tickets are not required for the celebration at Grady.

Students hug after convocation.

Fall 2023 Convocation

Congratulations to our fall 2023 graduates! Convocation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. at Hodgson Hall. More details will be released closer to the date.

Fall 2023 Commencement Ceremony

Friday, December 15, 2023 Undergraduate: 10:00 a.m., Stegeman Coliseum Graduate: 2:00 p.m., Stegeman Coliseum

Grady College Applications Deadline

Grady College’s current application cycle closes on Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. This application deadline is for those seeking to start at Grady in fall 2024.

Grady College Career Day

This day-long event connects companies and organizations with students seeking careers in digital, print and broadcast journalism, creative mass media, media sales, advertising and public relations. Internships and full-time positions will be available. All majors and pre-Grady students are encouraged to attend. It’s never too early to start building your network. More information will become available closer to the date.