Donna Ritchey Named Vice Chairman of GodwinGroup



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Donna Ritchey Named Vice Chairman of GodwinGroup

JACKSON, Miss. (February 19, 2016) – GodwinGroup Chairman and CEO Philip Shirley today announced Donna L. Ritchey has been elected as vice chairman of the board of directors. Ritchey serves as chief strategy officer of GodwinGroup.

Ritchey joined GodwinGroup in 1989 and became a board member and agency shareholder in 1995. Ritchey specializes in strategic communications, issues management and stakeholder engagement programs. Her experience includes public, private and NGO sectors including energy, healthcare, banking, manufacturing, utilities, education, associations, public policy, government and environmental affairs.

9033A native of Hattiesburg, she received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and attended the London School of Economics, studying International Marketing Management. She has served on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi and the professional advisory board for the Southern Miss School Mass Communication & Journalism and the Jackson State University Mass Communication Advisory Board.

“Donna Ritchey has a developed a wealth of experience in her position as strategic counsel to the C-suites of numerous major corporations, and will provide valuable leadership to our board as GodwinGroup continues to aggressively develop new strategic alliances and partnerships that broaden our scope of services and depth of expertise,” said Shirley.

GodwinGroup, founded in 1937, is the South’s oldest marketing communications firm.  Headquartered in Jackson and with offices in Gulfport, Los Angeles, and Dallas, GodwinGroup serves clients nationwide, primarily in healthcare, banking, finance and insurance, utilities, tourism, manufacturing, food and consumer goods. It has been recognized numerous times among the nation’s leading agencies as measured in revenues by Ad Age and AdWeek. GodwinGroup provides branding, advertising and reputation management services, as well as web and social marketing services. For more information visit


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