June 19, 2013
Millsaps College is pleased to announce that John Sewell has been named director of communications and marketing. A Jackson native and longtime resident, Sewell graduated from Millsaps in 1988 with a B.A. in history.
"Millsaps is thrilled to welcome home one if its own," said Dr. Robert W. Pearigen, president of the College. "John has led communications efforts for some of Jackson's most prestigious institutions, and has been a pillar in this community."
For the past ten years, Sewell directed corporate communications at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi. Sewell has been active in the Jackson community, serving on the boards of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, the American Red Cross, and the Fondren Renaissance Foundation.
"This is an exciting time for Millsaps College, and it is especially meaningful for me to come back to the campus and be a part of Dr. Pearigen's team," Sewell said. "I'm looking forward to sharing the great story of Millsaps with new generations of students."
Sewell brings a wide range of past experiences to his post at Millsaps. Upon graduating from the College, Sewell worked in government posts in Washington, D.C. and at the state level. Later in his career, Sewell served as director of development and president of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, and remains passionate about the arts. He and his wife, Kim, live in Fondren with their three children.