J.J. McGrady joined ATA on June 1, 2021, bringing with him a strong work ethic and a nice collection of skills and experience from a variety of internships at leading political, non-profit, and public relations firms.
Originally from Prattville, Ala., McGrady is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Information Sciences, double majoring in Public Relations and Political Science, and was also an active in SGA as a Senator, was a leader in Beta Upsilon Chi and the college ministry The Well Tuscaloosa.
He interned with Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed as well as the Business Council of Alabama. He also has past experience with the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce and WVUA 23 Tuscaloosa.
“I’ve even got trucking roots,” McGrady says. “My grandparents met and fell in love while working in different states for the old Floyd and Beasley Transfer, and I have family still working in trucking. I’m proud to be a trucker and ready to get to work.”
For fun, McGrady enjoys movies, music, reading, listening to podcasts, and audiobooks, and watching TV and short films. He is also a huge sports fan, especially for his Alma mater Crimson Tide.