Classic City Media Group Names Board of Directors, Launches New Business Website

Classic City Media Group, an online media organization serving Athens, GA and the surrounding area, names two new members to the Board of Directors, and launches its new official website.

Athens, GA, May 24, 2010 --( Classic City Media Group, or CCMG, has named two new members to its Board of Directors and launched its official organization website,

Board of Directors Appointments

At a meeting on Monday, May 17, 2010, CCMG President Brian Smith formally named Jace Gordon, C. Daniel Harrison, and Michelle Petit-Sumrall to the organization’s Board of Directors. In addition, the Board of Directors also confirmed Smith’s appointment to the position of President.

About the New Members of the Board of Directors

Brian Smith, 24, of Athens, will serve as the President of Classic City Media Group. In his role with CCMG, he will lead the Board of Directors in shaping CCMG’s future projects. Smith brings six years of local media experience from his time as a student staff member of WSDP-FM, in Canton, MI. A Michigan native, Smith has been an Athens resident since 2006.

Jace Gordon, 24, of Athens, will be Classic City Media Group’s Chief of Staff. He will hold day-to-day oversight in CCMG’s operations, and serve as a liaison to various organizations and groups in the community. Gordon is a lifelong Athens resident. A 2005 graduate of Clarke Central High School, he has been active in organizations within the Clarke County School District, and the Town and Gown Players.

C. Daniel Harrison, 25, of Athens, will be the Secretary of Classic City Media Group’s Board of Directors. He will provide administrative support to the Board, and day-to-day support of CCMG’s projects. Harrison is a native of Beaumont, TX, and a 2007 graduate of the University of Texas. He is a rising third-year student at the University of Georgia School of Law, and an Athens resident since 2008.

Michelle Petit-Sumrall, 39, of Athens, will be Classic City Media Group’s Communications Director.

She will serve as webmaster of CCMG’s online offerings and be the primary media and community contact and spokesperson for CCMG’s projects. Ms. Petit-Sumrall has had web design experience for multiple organizations, including, since 1997, and has been an Athens resident since 2004.

Statements from Board of Directors Members

President of Classic City Media Group Brian Smith: “I thank my fellow Board members for confirming my appointment as President of CCMG. I am excited about the prospects we have for growth and engagement with the Athens community.”

Chief of Staff Jace Gordon: “I appreciate my fellow Board members for allowing me to hold such an instrumental role in Classic City Media Group’s development. The people of Athens need a new venue to tell their stories, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”

CCMG Board of Directors Secretary C. Daniel Harrison: “Classic City Media Group fills an institutional void in Athens media, and I’m excited to be a part of its growth and development.”

Communications Director Michelle Petit-Sumrall: “The opportunity to work on the development of Classic City Media Group’s projects is a true honor. It is exciting to have the chance to serve and interact with the Athens community so directly.” Launches will serve as a hub for all of CCMG’s activities in the coming months, as work is completed to establish diverse “new media” opportunities to inform, entertain, and serve the Athens community.

CCMG’s web presence is coordinated by Communications Director Michelle Petit-Sumrall. contains information about CCMG’s history, the members of the CCMG Board of Directors, and will be the primary source of information for CCMG’s future projects.

“ and the projects that will branch off from it have thrilling prospects to impact Athens and the community both in the near future and for a long time to come,” said CCMG President Brian Smith.

Online Newspaper Preparing For Debut

The Board of Directors is in the final planning stages for an online newspaper that will present a new perspective on the news to the Athens community, and allow the community to be an integral part of the news-gathering process. More information on the online newspaper is available on Complete details will be announced before the end of May.

Classic City Media Group
Michelle Petit-Sumrall