Marketing Communications Manager
Reared in the Bootheel, Stanford A. Griffith joined the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC) in 2018 as the marketing communications manager. Most recently, Stanford worked as a strategic communication director, art director, brand manager, writer, editor, graphic designer, and web designer for the Center for Health Policy and the Missouri Health Equity Collaborative (MOHEC) at the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri Columbia. He has also written for Sauce Magazine and the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Conservationist Magazine, retouched photos for National Geographic, and was the vice president of customer service and development at LogoYes. He wrote a creative non-fiction book, Jacksonville State University: A Tradition of Excellence, in 2007. Stanford has developed communication and marketing strategies for numerous health and diversity campaigns as well as created branding for nonprofits and small businesses.
Stanford holds a B.A. in English and a certificate in professional writing from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. He has post-baccalaureate training at the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri – St. Louis and earned a diploma in digital marketing from Shaw Academy. Additionally, Stanford takes weekly online training courses because he believes in lifelong education and needs to stay current on marketing and technology trends.
Stanford serves on RAC’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Taskforce; Culture and Engagement Committee; and Special Events Committee. He is a member of Americans for the Arts, National Arts Marketing Project, Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, the American Copy Editors Society, the Missouri Historical Society, and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.