The American University Alumni Association is excited to host ten
dinners during the fall 2012 semester. These dinners are great career
networking opportunities with current experts in the field and fill up
fast! This free event is for current students only, and you must register in order to attend.
If you are interested in public affairs or entrepreneurship then this
dinner is for you. Meet an AU alumnus who has started numerous
companies, is a prolific writer and speaker, and who has succeeded in
doing what you aspire to do. Join Chip Griffin for dinner and a great
networking event, and learn how to get started in your career.
Chip Griffin, SPA/BA '94, brings a history of innovation in communications and media to his current roles as Managing Partner of Franeo, a technology-driven public affairs consulting firm, and Founder & CEO of eOutreach, a media intelligence and public affairs software company he co-founded in 2000.
An experienced entrepreneur, Chip has founded or co-founded more than a half dozen companies, including an online communications agency, a new media publisher, and an angel-investing group. A prolific writer, Chip has been blogging since 1999 and currently publishes on his own blog, Pardon the Disruption, and provides occasional guest commentary for other blogs and media outlets. He is a former columnist for Mass High Tech magazine and was the editor and publisher of PrimaryScoop, a newsletter that covered the presidential primary process during the 2000 election cycle. Over the years, his writing has appeared in leading publications including the Washington Post and the New York Times. He has been a frequent guest on talk radio and co-hosted several online radio shows.
Chip actively participates in industry groups, including the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR). A graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., Chip serves as vice president of the AU Alumni Association and is a member of the AU School of Public Affairs Advisory Council.