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Mills ’96 Discusses PR Careers

The Professionals in Residence series offered by the Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development will present “A Career in PR,” featuring Michael P. Mills ’96, executive director of public affairs and sustainability at GolinHarris on Thursday, Nov. 7. The presentation is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Trinity 305.

As part of Mills’ visit, one-on-one interviews also will take place Friday, Nov. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Trinity 109. All interested students are invited to schedule one-on-one appointments by contacting

GolinHarris is a global, integrated public relations and marketing communications firm dedicated to helping clients win in today’s dynamic and evolving marketplace. The firm helps clients outmaneuver their competition, dominate their categories and create allegiances. Established in 1956, GolinHarris is owned by Interpublic Group.

Mills has been the head of public affairs and sustainability at GolinHarris since April 2013. He previously served as president of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance and also has significant political experience, which culminated in a 2010 run for Georgia Secretary of State. Mills’ reputation earned him a spot in the 2006 Class of “Outstanding Atlanta” and the 2001 list of “40 Under 40” named by Georgia Trend Magazine 2001. Mills also published his first book “Battling Democracy’s Decline” in 2009.

At HWS, Mills majored in political science, was a member of Delta Chi and the ice hockey team, and was involved in Student Court. In 1997, he also received the Joseph Abraham Memorial Training Award. After graduating from Hobart, he earned a master’s degree in communications from Georgia State University, where his thesis included a plan for increasing youth voter turnout.

For more information, contact Career Services at or call ext. 3514. To learn more about GolinHarris, visit