North Georgia Advocate Editor Selected

5/14/2009

The North Georgia Conference is pleased to welcome Glenn Hannigan as the first editor of the North Georgia Advocate. Glenn is a communications specialist with more than 30 years of  experience in writing, editing, public speaking, consulting and professional training. He is also a dedicated United Methodist and a member of Liberty Hill UMC in Canton.

"I have spent my entire adult life as a writer and editor for major daily newspapers," said Glenn. "I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to lead coverage of some of the biggest events of the era, from the Olympics, World Series and Super Bowl to war, natural disasters and presidential elections. I am excited now to have the chance to help communicate the biggest story of all time -- the Good News of Jesus Christ. I am looking forward to my new role with the North Georgia Advocate and to see what the Lord has in store for all of us."

For more than 20 years Glenn served in various leadership roles at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, including Sunday Editor, Sports Editor, Special Projects Editor and Senior News Editor for the 1996 Summer Olympics. He was part of the startup team that created ajc.com and also helped launch various other new products at the AJC. Earlier in his career he worked at the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and at the Palm Beach Post.

In summer of 2008, Glenn left the paper to start TruVine Communications, LLC, which provides consulting services for corporations and churches.

In addition to his professional background, Glenn has been a frequent speaker at various Christian events and retreats, is a long-time Sunday School teacher, mentor and small group leader. He previously served on the board of the Wesleyan Christian Advocate and is a member of the North Georgia Conference Communications Advisory Board. 

Glenn is already at work preparing for the launch of the North Georgia Advocate. The first issue will arrive in mailboxes June 5.

E-mail Glenn at glenn@ngumc.org or call 678-533-1399.


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