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Austin Rhodes

Rhodes Branding
Co-Founder and President
Austin’s vision of creating powerful brand experiences for educational institutions led him to found Rhodes Branding in 2019 with his brother, Thomas. His early memories of watching his mother grade papers on the couch late at night fueled his desire to help educators impact more students, in a more profound way. When he is not spending time with his wife and daughter, Austin oversees the research and strategy function of Rhodes Branding, helping to improve student engagement, alumni and donor involvement and institutional reputation.

Ever since Austin began working with his family business (Rhodes Graduation) in 2012, he knew the gig economy would play an important role for their growth. At Rhodes Graduation, they employ 33 part-time (gig) employees. Many of their gig employees are regional to their offices but some are remote and work on a project-by-project basis. With his new company, Rhodes Branding, Austin's team has engaged freelancers (gig) employees periodically for all types of services and projects ranging from marketing, interior design and copywriting.

Prior to founding Rhodes Branding, Austin led the sales division of his family business, Rhodes Graduation, the nation’s leading provider of Jostens regalia and class rings. He is a proud alumnus of Clemson University.

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, October 5

2:00pm EDT

Sunday, October 6

8:00am EDT