CARROLLTON, GA., July 15, 2022 – West Georgia Technical College is pleased to announce that Ashley Copeland will be the new Public Relations & Information Director for WGTC.
As the Public Relations & Information Director, Copeland will be responsible for providing and implementing strategic communications and marketing plans for the technical college.
“We are thrilled to have Ashley join the WGTC team! She brings a wealth of experience and has already hit the ground running with creativity and immersing herself in the college family, mission, purpose, and values,” WGTC President Dr. Julie Post said.
Copeland brings more than 15 years of experience in public relations, marketing and communications. She joins WGTC from the Clinical Health Network for Transformation (CHN) where, as Enterprise Communications Manager, Copeland leveraged her communications experience to lead internal and external communications for the organization’s more than 14 affiliate partners.
Prior to working for CHN, Copeland was the Communications Manager for the City of Newnan, GA; and spent more than ten years in the healthcare industry as a corporate communications specialist with Piedmont Healthcare and as a Public Relations Manager with Tenet Healthcare.
Copeland is a graduate of the University of West Georgia.
In 2022, she was awarded by the University of West Georgia’s School of Communication, Film, and Media as the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient, for her commitment to the community and devotion to the University of West Georgia. She has served on committees for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA) and the Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) Network. In addition, she serves as an Executive Board Member for the Newnan-Coweta Habitat for Humanity and the Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) Network.
“I can’t wait to see the impact she has on our marketing and communications as well as our public presence in the communities we serve,” adds Dr. Post.
West Georgia Technical College, with campuses in Carroll, Coweta, Douglas, Haralson and Troup counties and class sites in Heard and Meriwether counties, offers more than 120 associate degree, diploma and technical certificate programs of study. A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, West Georgia Tech is one of the largest of the state’s 22 technical colleges. For more information, please visit westgatech.edu.