New executive board spotlight: VP of Finance Gary Bridgens

Introducing Scripps PRSSA’s 2014-2015…..

VP of Finance Gary Bridgens


Major/Minor/Specializations/Certificates:  Major – Strategic Communications, Minor – Marketing (E.W. Scripps School of Journalism)

Hometown: Warren, Ohio

Why did you decide to run for Exec Board? The Scripps PRSSA is an institution we’re all extremely lucky to be a part of. When some of my peers encouraged me to run for executive board, I felt like it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. There’s a great deal to be said for the talent of the people in our chapter of the PRSSA.

Career Goals? I’d love to work in politics one day. I’m seriously considering graduate school, so it’s too early to tell.

Favorite Spot on Campus? I would say South Beach. Athens is the quintessential college town and I think South Green strongly reflects that on a sunny day.

Favorite Singer/Band? Please don’t make me pick! I listen to almost every genre of music equally and appreciate them all for their different characteristics.

Campus Involvement? At my previous school, St. John’s University, I was involved in PRSSA. At Ohio University I’ve been involved with PRSSA and OU ImPRessions while contributing blogs and articles to various outlets.

Hobbies? I love all things that keep me outside. Hiking, soccer, corn hole and golf are some of my favorites. I also thoroughly enjoy reading, writing and traveling.

Favorite Athens food joint? Wings Over Athens.

How many siblings do you have? I’m one of four! I have two brothers and one lovely sister.

Favorite thing about being a bobcat? Fest Season…

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