ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Technical College (ATC) has appointed a new Director of Marketing and Public Relations. Bobby Ellis will begin his new position on May 1, 2018. Prior to joining ATC, Ellis served as President and Owner of The Image Company in Americus, Georgia.
He succeeds Wendy Howell, who took a job with the state.
He holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Marketing from the University of Georgia, as well as an FAA Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Pilot certification, and is an experienced drone pilot.
In 1991, Ellis began his work in the marketing and public relations field as the Production Manager for WFXL. In 1995, he transitioned to WALB-TV, and was named Production Manager for Miller Marketing in 1997.
Ellis served on the Americus-Sumter Arts Council as Vice President from 2013-2015 and President from 2015-2016. He also is a current member of the Kiwanis Club of Americus and served as a board member from 2015- 2016.
"This felt like an excellent opportunity to work with a great group of people," Ellis said. "I grew up in Albany and went to Monroe High School right down the road, so this is a homecoming of sorts for me. I look forward to telling the stories that matter at Albany Technical College and providing strong marketing direction to help grow the college."