Linda Eatherton of Ketchum Returns as a Professional in Residence

Columbia, Mo. (March 3, 2003) — Linda Eatherton will share tips and insights from her 20-plus years in public relations with students, faculty and staff of the Missouri School of Journalism as part of the School’s Professionals-in-Residence Program. She will present numerous lectures and information sharing sessions on campus and speak to the Mid-Missouri chapters of the Ad Federation and Public Relations Society of America March 5-7.

Linda Eatherton
Linda Eatherton

Eatherton, a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism, currently serves as executive vice president/director of Global Food and Nutrition Practice for Ketchum Public Relations in Chicago. Ketchum represents clients around the world including: Quaker Oats, Tropicana, Frito-Lay, Wendy’s International, Danone Waters (London) and Haagen Daz (Madrid).

Eatherton’s career has successfully combined corporate communications for Kraft and agency experience with expertise gained in the branded and commodity foods industry. Before joining Ketchum in 2001, she served as vice president of public and industry communications for Dairy Management Inc. where she acted as spokesperson and strategist, developing positions on critical issues and managing crisis situations related to food safety, animal health and production quality.

The Professionals-in-Residence Program brings outstanding alumni to the Missouri School of Journalism to engage with students, faculty and staff. Former Professionals-in-Residence have included: Jose Azel, photojournalist and president of Aurora & Quanta Productions; Pam Johnson, Poynter Institute faculty and former executive editor and vice president of the Arizona Republic; Robert Horner, president, NBC News Channel; Jeanne Von Essen of NBC News; and Bryan Burrough, correspondent, Vanity Fair.

Updated: April 28, 2020

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