Director of Relations
Towne graduated from the School of Journalism at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1999. She worked for national advertising agency, GSD&M, in Austin, TX for six years where she handled both internal (agency) and external communication. As Communications Manager she developed media contacts for the agency and garnered media attention for GSD&M’s work, its people, and, indirectly, its clients, in publications such as AdWeek and Ad Age, USA Today, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Austin American- Statesman and the Business Journal, among others.
Towne simultaneously devoted time to one of GSD&M’s largest community projects, the Austin Race for the Cure. As Public Relations Chair, she was responsible for arranging press conferences, writing releases and speeches, securing media sponsorship (print and broadcast), cultivating press relationships and pitching story ideas.
In 2005, she and her husband moved to Cambridge, MA, where she assumed the role of general manager for the Harbus New Corporation, Harvard Business School’s independent newspaper. In this capacity, she oversaw both the business and editorial aspects of the organization while unifying the full-time, paid staff and student volunteers. Towne is also now the proud mom of Miss Carter Anne.