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Ward founder Millie Ward to speak at Journalism Alumni Series March
March 3, 2010 --
Millie Ward, a Wynne native, will be the third speaker in the spring
Journalism Alumni Series at Arkansas State University. Ward, a 1975
ASU, is co-founder and president of Stone Ward advertising
agency with offices in Little Rock and Chicago.
She will address students and faculty Monday-Tuesday, March. 15-16, in
ASU’s College of Communications and will meet with Chancellor Robert L.
Ward served as editor of The Herald and the yearbook and was also a
campus leader during her time at ASU. In 1994, she was awarded the
Distinguished Alumni Award from ASU.
Ward began her professional career after graduating from ASU by becoming
a copy writer for a small agency in Jonesboro. After that, she worked
for the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission and in 1979, became a
copywriter for Combs Resneck Stone in Little Rock. She was promoted to
partner with Resneck Stone and in 1985 the agency took on Ward’s name,
then became Stone and Ward in 1991.
She served as the first female president of Advertising Marketing
International Network, one of the nation's largest networks of
independent agencies representing 26 agencies with $21 billion in
capitalized billings and served as its spokesperson during her two-year
term. She has been named one of AdWeek’s “Women to Watch”, one of the
“Top 100 Women” by Arkansas Business and Arkansas Woman Business Owner
of the Year in 1993 by the National Association of Women Business
Her civic involvement includes chairman of the Little Metrocentre
Commission, past president of the Downtown Partnership, and member of
the board of directors of Fifty for the Future, Arkansas Women’s
Foundation and Friends of the Old State House Museum. She is accredited
in Public Relations and has served as president of the Arkansas Public
Relations Society of America.
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