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Wofford names Gabbert to marketing position

Douglas Gabbert

Vice president for communications, marketing begins job Jan. 1, 2009

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Douglas C. Gabbert has been named vice president for communications and marketing at Wofford College. Gabbert is a 33-year veteran of the marketing and advertising business, having begun his career at the J. Walter Thompson Co. in Chicago, where he worked on such brands as Sears, Gillette, Sara Lee and Kimberly Clark. He begins his duties at Wofford effective Jan. 1, 2009.

Most recently, Gabbert was vice president of Meridian Chiles marketing and advertising firm in Lexington, Ky.

A native of Lexington, Gabbert brings to Wofford expertise to develop comprehensive integrated marketing and communications programs to further the mission of the college.

He received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in advertising from the University of Illinois, where he was a Marsteller Scholar, provided by Burson-Marsteller Agency, one of the largest and most prestigious public relations firms in New York City.

Gabbert and his wife, Mae Mae, have three children, adult twin daughters Pattie and Carolyn, and a son, Douglas, who is a first-year student at Wofford.

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