Gardner is a PR vet who most recently worked for Atlanta-based cablers Up and Aspire. During the past 20 years he’s held PR posts at Turner, CBS, Disney Channel, ABC Family and FX. He’s worked on shows ranging from “The Office” and “Heroes” to “Everybody Hates Chris” and “Veronica Mars.”
At Lippin, Gardner will work with TV clients and domestic and international media firms. He’ll be based in Los Angeles.
Gardner got his start at Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta. After many years in L.A., he returned to Atlanta in 2010 to teach film and communications at Georgia State University. He also finished his master’s degree in communications at the school at December 2012, capping his studies with a thesis on how PR pros and TV critics develop and maintain fan bases for TV shows.