Bruce Chong Joins Vireo Board of Advisors

Bruce Chong, member of the vireo labs board of advisors

Bruce Chong, member of the vireo labs board of advisors

SAVANNAH, Ga., September 23, 2015 - Vireo Labs, a Savannah-based startup working toward launching its first product focused on innovating the vocational assessment experience has announced the addition of Bruce Chong, vice president for university marketing at Stetson University, to its board of advisors.

Chong's career includes more than 16 years in higher education marketing.

"We feel Bruce brings a level of experience and wisdom that will help guide Vireo and its products for years to come," said Jose Mallabo, Vireo's co-founder and chief executive officerO. "Bruce has been a thought-leader in higher education for years and we are lucky to have him as part of the Vireo team."

Chong's career includes stops as associate chancellor for marketing at South University and dean of communications for Savannah College of Art and Design.

"It’s been fascinating to work with Vireo Labs on this process,” said Chong. “I look forward to providing any insight that I can to help them move forward."

More on Bruce Chong:

As the Associate Chancellor for Marketing at South University he was instrumental in building the university’s brand as a health professions and nursing institution. The result was a growing university student body and extension of its geographic footprint from strictly Southern roots in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina to eleven campus locations and two learning sites in Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Virginia. To achieve that he drove awareness and local marketing channel activities under the umbrella of the university brand and worked with agencies on creative, TV production, digital advertising, copywriting, proofing, digital content, online videos, websites and social media. 

Prior to joining university he was the Dean of Communications for the Savannah College of Art and Design managing internal and external communications, including websites, digital marketing, videos, brochures and catalogs. He has worked with admissions, institutional advancement and academic departments to support their communications and marketing needs, and led the creation of videos, speeches and presentations for internal audiences, students, faculty and staff and external audiences and distinguished visitors.

Before moving into marketing and communications in post-secondary education he was an executive producer at CNN and worked as a writer, producer, and reporter in both TV and radio.

About Vireo Labs:

Vireo Labs is a seed stage startup based in Savannah, Georgia and is incorporated as a limited liability company in Delaware.  The company is completing its initial round of funding and has started ramping up product development.

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