ATLANTA (November 18, 2010) – Bo Spalding, co-founder of Jackson Spalding, received two honors from the University of Georgia this fall. He was selected as an inaugural class member of the University of Georgia Board of Visitors in October, and today was inducted into the Grady Fellowship. Both organizations recognize distinguished alumni and others who continue to be involved in University affairs while leading businesses and community initiatives.
Spalding, who earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Grady College and Masters of Business Administration from Terry College of Business, attended the Grady Fellows induction ceremony in Athens today. He is one of nine inductees into the 2010 class. The Fellowship was created in 2008 to recognize individuals whose lives and careers lend measurably to the reputation of Grady College, according to Dean E. Culpepper Clark. The Grady College is one of the oldest and most distinguished communication programs in the country. Its three departments – journalism, advertising and public relations, and telecommunications – are consistently ranked among the best in the nation.
In October, Bo was named to the inaugural University of Georgia Board of Visitors. The Board of Visitors’ goal is to build relationships between the university and the state’s elected officials, business leaders and community organizations. Members serve for two years.
A resident of Decatur, Bo co-founded Jackson Spalding in 1995 with Glen Jackson, whose parents, Dot and Ed, were also UGA graduates. Since then, Jackson Spalding has grown to become one of the largest independent marketing communications firms in the country. The company has three offices (Athens, Atlanta and Dallas), almost 70 team members and numerous clients, including Orkin Pest Control, Delta Air Lines, Chick-fil-A, Cousins Properties, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Wells Fargo Insurance and Primrose Schools.
More information about Jackson Spalding is available at www.jacksonspalding.com. Information on the Grady Fellows, including a full list of the inductees, is available here and details on the University of Georgia Board of Visitors program are available here.