Ghidotti, a Little Rock-based public relations and content marketing agency, announced that Public Relations Director Joshua Cook has been selected to join the Leadership Greater Little Rock Class of XXXVIII. The nine-month program organized by the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce seeks to develop community leaders through training, information and direct engagement with a wide array of local public policy issues and concerns.
“Service and a commitment to our community are key elements of who we are here at Ghidotti. My own experience with the Leadership Greater Little Rock program was pivotal to my leadership journey, and I know Joshua will gain similar insights from his time in this great program.,” said Ghidotti CEO Natalie Ghidotti. “I know his thoughtful, forward thinking and strategic approach to problem solving will bring a lot to this next class.”
Cook has more than 22 years of professional communications experience, ranging from a decade as a broadcast journalist with CBS Network Radio News to extensive experience in public relations, corporate communications, crisis management and multimedia storytelling. Before relocating to Little Rock in 2018 to join Ghidotti, he worked with The University of Texas at Austin and led public relations efforts for Stratfor, a geopolitical intelligence and forecasting firm in Austin, Texas.
“It’s been an honor to work with a team so focused on giving back to the community, both in our volunteer time as well as our daily work with nonprofits and others who strive to make Little Rock and all of Arkansas a wonderful place to work and live,” Cook said. “I can’t wait to dig even deeper and connect with others committed to our region.”
Leadership Greater Little Rock is an intensive program aimed at growing and enhancing rising leaders through in-depth coursework that explores a wide depth of public policy issues ranging from economy, education, government and social services. Throughout the program, leaders explore topics with speakers, panelists, tours and group presentations. Participants are then challenged for further involvement and leadership within the community.