Host & Decor Committee Co-Chairs

Claire Taylor


Claire Taylor is currently a junior at the University of Georgia, pursuing a double major in Public Relations and Spanish, as well as a New Media certificate. Claire is Co-Committee Head of Host + Decor for AdPR Connection. She serves as Recruitment Head for Public Relations Student Society, and is an Account Executive on Creative Consultants. An avid traveler, she recently completed a study abroad semester in Spain. Outside of school, she loves to hang out with her friends, listen to music, and of course, cheer on the Dawgs!

Elizabeth Poole


Elizabeth Poole expects to graduate from the University of Georgia this May with a degree in Public Relations, a minor in Fashion Merchandising, and a certificate in New Media. She plans to attend graduate school for public relations or communications next year. Elizabeth serves on PRSSA’s event planning committee, and has been involved with Creative Consultants. She recently studied abroad in London where she interned with Felicities PR. Elizabeth has a compassionate heart for all animals and hopes to volunteer for a pet rescue in the future.

Marketing & Hospitality Committee Co-Chairs

Stacy Garrett

stacy-garrett-headshot_2Stacy Garrett is a Senior at the University of Georgia. She plans to graduate from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications in May of 2017 with an A.B.J. in Advertising. She is currently an Account Executive for UGA’s Talking Dog Agency, an ambassador for Online News Association and Society of Professional Journalists, and Co-Chair of the Marketing and Hospitality Committee for ADPR Connection 2016. With an emphasis in food nutrition, she is passionate about public health and environmental sustainability.

Crystal Mussenden

Crystal Mussenden Headshot_2.jpgCrystal is a senior studying public relations and pursuing a new media certificate graduating this December. This summer, Crystal worked as a corporate communications intern for Southern Company in Atlanta where she managed graphic design projects, internal communications and several company events. She served as an event coordinator for UGA Event Services and we were lucky enough to have Crystal serve as event planning committee head last year.

Committee Co-Chairs

Emily McClure

em_headshotEmily McClure is currently a senior at the University of Georgia, pursuing degrees in Advertising and Spanish, as well as a Leadership and Service certificate. She is a creative intern at Snowden Tatarski Advertising Agency and serves as a Leader for the Wesley Foundation student campus ministry. After studying abroad in Spain for a semester, she is passionate about advertising within Spanish and Latin American cultures. As a Junior Account Manager for The Factory Interactive Digital Agency in Miami this past summer, she promoted and implemented numerous marketing and advertising campaigns for international companies. She lives a life full of new adventures and friendships with every place she goes. But most importantly, Em makes a legendary pecan pie.

Lee Redding

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Lee Redding is in her second year of her graduate program at Grady and is studying public relations. A former high school English teacher, Lee now works as a copywriter with Creative Consultants and is the communications graduate assistant at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Lee studied abroad this summer during the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and is passionate about travel and tourism, particularly when paired with good customer service and great hospitality.

Registration Committee Co-Chairs

Grace Brandus

grace-brandus-headshotGrace Brandus is a senior studying Advertising and Marketing, as well as pursuing the New Media Certificate.  She is a co-chair for the Registration Committee for ADPR Connection.  She is also the President of University Union, an Account Executive for UGA Talking Dog, and a member of AdClub.



Jenni Sweat

jenni-sweat-headshotJenni Sweat loves studying political campaigns and their policy positions, messaging strategies and grassroots efforts. As a public relations major, consumer economics minor and member of Grady’s new public affairs communications program, Jenni has been able to refine her political communications skills and plans to spend the spring semester taking classes and interning in D.C. through UGA’s Washington Semester Program. Jenni is currently a public relations intern for the Athens Regional Library System, graphic designer for the Georgia Political Review, and member of PRSSA’s Publicity Committee.