McGriff, right, with Grey’s Anatomy actor Robert Baker and Bravo’s Project Runway designer Korto Momolu at an event McGriff helped plan and organize

Chad McGriff, a Southeast Arkansas resident and UAM graduate, has opened his own consulting firm, Chad McGriff All-Around Consulting, LLC., providing consulting services to businesses, individuals, political campaigns and those planning events in Arkansas.

The Southeast Arkansas-based consulting firm will cover three areas: public relations and social media for businesses and organizations; political campaign management, fundraising, and infrastructure; and event planning for individuals, groups, and organizations, according to McGriff.

While he has traveled all over the United States, England and South Korea,McGriff said he decided to come “home” to establish his consulting firm.

“This is where my roots are and I know the area and the people,” he said.

McGriff says his experiences have been a “resume full of excitement and learning from various genres.”

“My grandmother once said to me that I need to pick a job a stick with it but I told her that just wasn’t me, I like too many things and want to help as many people as I can,” McGriff explained.”Life should be fun and we should love what we do and love doing it.”

A 2000 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM), McGriff has a Bachelors of Arts in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and Journalism. While attending UAM, he was the president of the university’s Student Government Association and active in a number of campus organizations.

Since attending UAM, McGriff has received certifications in Grant Management, Economic Development, and has worked on several national, regional, state, and local political campaigns.

Most recently, McGriff was the executive director of an Arkansas non-profit organization where he gained extensive event planning experience, working with vendors around the state to produce top notch events.

“I want each and every person that I work for to be satisfied with my services,” McGriff said. “Each situation is different and every person is different but at the end of the day it’s the service that stands out and I have the experience and ‘All Around’ knowledge to make it the best.”