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Sue Hastings Bohle

Sue Bohle (BSJ65, MSJ69) is a member of the inaugural class of the Medill Hall of Achievement of 1997. 

She spent most of her career as president of The Bohle Company, the largest technology public relations agency in Southern California and in the top 50 independent PR firms nationally. Bohle started her career at Burson-Marsteller and then moved to J. Walter Thompson Co. to help the firm develop a public relations presence in Los Angeles. Within three years, she became JWT’s first vice president on the West Coast and a year later, the first woman in Los Angeles to be named general manager of an office of an international public relations firm. Later, she headed the Los Angeles office of Ketchum Communications. Bohle opened the award-winning The Bohle Company in 1987. It was Microsoft's first agency, and Bohle and her staff worked directly with Bill Gates and Steve Balmer to promote MSDOS and launched Epson America. Packard Bell was a client for nine years, from start up to $4 billion in sales.

Since 2010, Bohle has produced the Serious Play Conference, a gathering of thought leaders who use games as educational and training tools across sectors as varied as education, corporate, healthcare, government/military and non-profits

She has served on Medill’s Board of Advisers since its first meeting in 1984.

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