Lance Wallace is director of communications at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Prior to that, he served for nearly 10 years as director of communications and marketing at the Atlanta-based Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. He cut his teeth in journalism at a number of venues, but started at the now-defunct Lake Wales (Fla.) Daily Highlander. He also wrote for the Destin (Fla.) Log and exited newspaper journalism after seven years at The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and political science from Troy University in Troy, Ala., and a master of business administration from Mercer University in Atlanta, Ga.