New York City-based digital media professionals and UGA Grads Lisa Ryan Howard and Suzy Deering spent the day at Grady talking to classes and the Grady masses. The theme of their visit was: "How Media Deals Are Shaped and Formed in the Current Media Climate." Ms. Howard is Vice President, Digital and Multimedia Integration, for the Condé Nast Media Group, the corporate sales and marketing division of Condé Nast. She oversees digital integration and strategic multimedia sales and marketing dedicated to driving media revenues for corporate accounts across all 23 Condé Nast Publications and 26 Condé Nast Digital properties Ms. Deering is Executive Director, Sponsorships and Media at Verizon. She oversees the media buying for over 1.5 billion dollars combined with discovering new integration opportunities to engage the consumer. . She manages and establishes architecture, identity and the positioning platform and is responsible for strategic development and assessment of company-wide sponsorships They were the first Hearst Visiting Professionals at Grady. See attached for comments from grateful students.