Since co-founding The McKillips Group, Gary has continued his work in higher education. Current clients include the University of Grand Bassam Foundation (www.iugbfoundation.org). For IUGB he advises in the areas of publications, strategic communications and special events. The IUGB Foundation is headquarted at Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, while the University of Grand Bassam is located in Côte d'Ivoire in West Africa. Gary has also consulted with his previous employer Georgia State University, and has developed communications plans for universities in Egypt and Russia.
Gary is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the Counselors to Higher Education section. He is a member of the Maki Network of business school public relations executives and is a regular attendees at Maki media relations forums around the world. He has also taught public relations at Georgia State.
He also specializes in the public relations impact of sports programs on the overall university. He authored a paper titled "Big Time Sports Lead to Big Time PR Challenges," and will moderate on forum on this topic for university communications officers in September.
McKillips to Moderate Stadium Panel for PRSA. The new Mercedes Benz Stadium will be the subject of a PRSA panel on Sept. 14, 11:30 at Maggiano's in Buckhead.
McKillips Hosts Webinar on "Big Time College Sports Make For Big Time PR Challenges," Sept.18, 2013
McKillips to speak on crisis communications at Atlantic Sun Sports Information Directors' Conference in Macon, Junly 15-16, 2014
Gary McKillips will speak at the Sept. 14 of the Christ the King Men's Club at 6:30 p.m. He'll talk about covering Atlanta's local and pro team's for AP Radio and Sirius XM as well as his career in sports. The event iis free of charge
IUGB Foundation Names McKillips as Public Relations Advisor; group is the U.S. fundraising arm for the International University of Grand Bassam in Cote d'ivoire, West Africa (August 2103)
Gary McKillips named contributing writer for Atlanta Business Chronicle. (June, 2012)