Josh Morton is an assistant account executive in the Corporate Affairs Group at Weber Shandwick Chicago, one of the world's leading public relations firms.He recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BA in speech communication.
At Weber Shandwick, Josh
works on crisis and issues management programs for a variety of clients in industries such as food and health, financial services, agriculture and alternative fuels. While at the University of Illinois, Josh co-founded Green St. Records, the only student-run record label in the Big Ten, and served as its president of public relations.In addition to his work with Green St. Records, Josh has held internship positions with Weber Shandwick, the University of Illinois Office of Public Affairs and the Ravinia Festival, summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.He
received the PRWeek
Student of the Year Award in 2005.
Josh plans on contributing his
thoughts on crisis and issues management to Forward, as well as his
insight on other topics such as career decisions and other issues facing the PR field.He
maintains the Communication Strategy blog.
View all of Josh's Forward posts here.