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Missy Iredell Gebhardt ’96 Returns as Alumnae Engagement Director

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After a national search, Missy Iredell Gebhardt ’96 is returning as director of alumnae engagement, effective February 14.  After being a “lifer” at Hathaway Brown, Missy attended The College of Charleston where she graduated cum laude with a B.A. in media and communications.
She then went on to work in the music industry where she learned to launch critically acclaimed albums, build and execute worldwide marketing campaigns, and execute tour management for major record labels and artist management companies.
Her expertise in marketing, press, radio, merchandise, budgets, branding, publishing, music licenses, and venue agreements led to multiple opportunities. She has worked directly for U2 and Taylor Swift and since 2017, she has worked for the country label Warner Music Nashville directing all marketing and image development for iconic and up-and-coming country music artists.

Missy says: 

The motto ‘we learn not for school but for life' has stayed with me long after I walked the halls of HB,” says Missy. “I have launched albums and built communities for some of the biggest music acts in the world, based on the foundation of my HB education.

Although my music industry background seems a non-traditional path for this role, twenty years of experience networking, brand-building, and marketing for artists taught me the power of engagement and the ability to anticipate problems with creative efficiency. After the privilege of working in New York City and Nashville, I am now committed to moving my family back to Cleveland.

The director of alumnae engagement role is a perfect homecoming for me, both personally and professionally. I will enjoy leveraging my specific experience to build dynamic programming for the Hathaway Brown community.

HB means so much to me and it is an honor to come back. I can’t wait to get started!

Missy Iredell Gebhardt ’96

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