Two Grady College alumnae were among six honorees who were recognized at UGA’s 2016 Tucker Dorsey Blue Key Alumni Awards Banquet on Oct. 14.
Georgia state Rep. Jan Jones (ABJ ’80) and public relations professional Swann Seiler (ABJ ’78) received Blue Key Service Awards, presented by the Blue Key Honor Society, a national organization whose members are committed to leadership in student life, high scholastic achievement, service to others and citizenship.
Jones represents District 47 in the state House of Representatives, which includes Milton, Mountain Park and portions of Roswell and Alpharetta in northwest Fulton County. She was first elected to office in 2003. In 2015, she was elected speaker pro tempore, the second highest position in the Georgia House of Representatives, by her colleagues. In addition to her bachelor’s degree in journalism, Jones holds an MBA from Georgia State University. A former marketing executive for Home Box Office, Jones also owned and operated a small business.
The manager of corporate communications for Georgia Power’s coastal region in Savannah, Seiler has worked in public relations throughout her career. She is a member of the board of trustees for the Telfair Museum of Arts and a member of the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools Education for A.L.L. Foundation. Seiler also served on the Georgia Women of Achievement Board and the Georgia Humanities Council. She was named a Grady Fellow in 2008. Seiler currently serves on the Grady Board of Trust, the UGA Libraries Board of Visitors and is an emeritus member of the UGA Athletic Association and the UGA Foundation. She was the first female president of the UGA Alumni Association.