With experience in journalism and public relations, Chuck Griffin
knows both sides of a media interview.
As a journalist, Chuck worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers, UPI and American Lawyer Media, winning awards for stories on the 1992 Atlanta riot and the legal system's effect on the mentally ill.
During his time in PR, Chuck worked for Atlanta-based Southern Company, the nation's largest producer of electricity, then subsidiary Southern Energy Inc., which became Mirant.
As Mirant's communications director, Chuck developed expertise in handling "low-trust, high-concern" situations.
In particular, he
developed and executed successful communications strategies related to the environment, the California energy crisis, and the construction of new power plants in sensitive areas.
also worked closely with the media during power plant emergencies, where the public perceived lives and community health to be at risk.
Chuck holds a bachelor of science degree in communications from the University of Tennessee and a master of divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary.