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School of Media and Communication

Donna Ritchey, APR

Donny Ritchey joined GodwinGroup in 1989, just a few years after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations from Southern Miss.  she is currently partner and executive vice president of the Jackson based agency and serves on its eight member executive committee.  Accredited by the Public Relations Society of America and the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF), she has been named by SPRF as a “Senior Practitioner.”  In 2002, the Mississippi Business Journal named her as one of the Top 50 Business Women in Mississippi.  The publication also recognized her as one of Mississippi’s Top 40 Under 40 and as a finalist for the title of “Business Woman of the Year” in 2003.  Considered one of the Southeast’s premier strategists in issues management, crisis communication and public relations marketing, Ritchey was inducted into the MCJ Hall of Fame in 2009.