Chip Garner ’89 is Senior Vice President at MWWPR, creating and implementing integrated communications strategies for a variety of corporate and crisis clients.
Directly prior to MWWPR, he was VP, Americas, for British Airways, where he oversaw all media relations, crisis, creative, and corporate campaigns for the global airline in the Americas, Caribbean, and Bermuda. Prior to BA, he was Senior Vice President of Social at the world-renowned advertising agency Ogilvy, working extensively in influencer management, crisis and nuisance governance, executive positioning and training, and content development, as well as providing strategic direction for global clients.
His background includes a rewarding time at Rubenstein PR as the VP of Digital Strategies, as well as stops at Showtime Networks, the New York Times, and, at the beginning of his career, ABC News. He has also produced award-winning independent films and directed infomercials in Florida.
Chip Garner ’89
Q. How do you use your liberal arts education in the work you do today?
A. One of the biggest gifts of a liberal arts education, for me, was learning to be a critical thinker – to not only be a problem solver, but to identify which problems need solving, to not just analyze and synthesize information, but to listen with an open mind so as to hear the words beyond the words, and to be a curious, creative explorer that, through service, seeks the truth. Which is another way of saying that a liberal arts education was the best possible foundation for a career in communications.