Bo Spalding’s career began at The Atlanta Journal, where he covered government and business. In 1982 he joined Bank South Corporation in Atlanta. As senior vice president and director of public affairs and communications he was responsible for internal communications, media relations, investor relations, sponsorships and corporate philanthropy.
He co-founded Jackson Spalding in 1995 after working for a global public relations agency. In addition to his management role at Jackson Spalding, he works closely with clients, with special expertise in financial and banking services, speech writing and media, marketing and corporate identity strategies and issues management.
An Atlanta native, Bo is a trustee of the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cancer Home, and the Georgia Press Educational Foundation. He is a member and a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta. He is on the board of visitors of both Agnes Scott College and the University of Georgia, and chairs the board of visitors for the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. He is a director of the MillionMile Greenway and the Thanks Mom & Dad Fund, a charity created by the Atlanta Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging to honor parents, grandparents and mentors by supporting services for the aging population.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Georgetown University, as well as a bachelor’s in Journalism and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Georgia. He is a Fellow of the UGA Grady School of Journalism.
Bo lives in Decatur with his wife, Melissa. They have three children: Daniel, Phinizy and Camille. A train enthusiast, Bo has been known to fly cross-country just to hop on a train and come home. He also enjoys running, movies, reading, music, skiing, eating popcorn and spending part of his summer on a peaceful Canadian lake.