Michael Abramowitz receives the 2016 Henry W. Grady Mid-Career Alumni Award

Grady College proudly presents Michael Abramowitz (ABJ '90), public relations manager for the PGA of America’s Membership, with the 2016 recipient of the Henry W. Grady Mid-Career Alumni Award. The award honors a graduate who has been influential in his field.

Abramowitz is responsible for media relations and also currently handles corporate communications writing for the PGA’s board of directors and executive staff for speeches, press conferences, media interviews and events, such as the PGA Merchandise Show, PGA Championship, Ryder Cup and PGA Annual Meeting.

He spent five years at CNN Headline News as an editor, where he created “Play of the Day” and “Sports Trivia” for Headline News and CNN Airport Network; served as coordinating producer of the organization’s 1994 Winter Olympics coverage; and worked as a video editor for the O.J. Simpson Trial. In 1996, Abramowitz served as swimming venue press chief for the Paralympic Games, handling the worldwide media coverage.

Abramowitz will be recognized at “Grady Salutes: A Celebration of Achievement, Commitment and Leadership” on May 6 at 6 p.m. at the UGA Conference Center and Hotel.  Other Alumni Award recipients include:

•   Ernie Johnson Jr. — John Holliman Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award

•   Maria Taylor— John E. Drewry Young Alumni Award

•   Eric Haley—Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award

Date: April 26, 2016
Author:  Stephanie Moreno, s.moreno@uga.edu