John J. Bailey
John Bailey founded John Bailey & Associates Public Relations in 1996 and grew it into one of the state’s leading firms, serving businesses in the automotive, healthcare, retail, public affairs and professional services industries from its Troy and Lansing offices. His success as an agency leader culminated in the merger of JB&A with Lambert, Edwards & Associates Public Relations – Investor Relations in 2009, creating Michigan’s only statewide firm.
John has also supported the Detroit area’s professional, civic and cultural organizations. He is a Leadership Detroit graduate and has been a director of the Detroit Regional Chamber, the Woodward Avenue Action Association and the Automotive Hall of Fame. He was a 12-year board member of the Public Relations Society of Detroit (PRSA) and its ethics officer for six years. He was inducted into the PRSA Detroit Chapter’s Hall of Fame in 2006.
John’s book The Power of Ownership: How to Build a Career and a Business, says that you can be honest and treat people fairly and succeed. His business successes and ethics lead him to be recognized by President George W. Bush in 2005.
One of the highlights of John’s career include helping to grow Stroh’s beer from a regional beer with two brands in eleven states in 1975 to third largest behind only Anheuser-Busch and Miller with distribution of 22 brands in 50 states in 1985.
In addition to the PRSA Detroit Hall of Fame recognition John was also named “Communicator of the Year by the International Association of Business Communicator’s Detroit Chapter in 2002 and received career achievement recognition from Wayne State University’s Communication Department in 2012. His book will be available on Amazon beginning June 17