The mission of the Professional Advisory Board of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication is to elevate the national and international stature of the School. 

The SJMC thanks these distinguished board members for their participation and support.

Active Members

Malcolm Christie

Malcolm Christie
Professional Advisory Board
Fundraising Consultant

Donna Cleveland

Donna Cleveland
Professional Advisory Board

MacKenzie Elmer
Professional Advisory Board
Environmental Reporter
Company Name: Voice of San Diego
Location: San Diego, CA

Jeff Grisamore

Jeff Grisamore
Professional Advisory Board
President & CEO
Company Name: EGR International Inc./BlackLab Media
Location: New York City, NY

Peter Gross

Peter Gross
Professional Advisory Board
Director and Professor, School of Journalism & Electronic Media
Company Name: University of Tennessee

Jim Heininger

Jim Heininger
Professional Advisory Board
Founder and Principal
Company Name: Dixon|James Communications
Location: Oak Park, IL

Jack Hirschfield

Jack Hirschfield
Professional Advisory Board
Director, Oncology and Neurology U.S. Public Affairs
Company Name: AbbVie
Location: Lake Forest, IL

Sidney Hofer
Professional Advisory Board

Carol Hunter
Professional Advisory Board
Editor
Company Name: Des Moines Register
Location: Des Moines, IA

Maudlyne Ihejirika

Maudlyne Ihejirika
Professional Advisory Board
Assistant City Editor/Columnist
Company Name: Chicago Sun-Times
Location: Chicago, IL

Barry Jackson

Barry Jackson
Professional Advisory Board
Strategic Advisor
Company Name: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Peter Jeffries

Pete Jeffries
Professional Advisory Board
National Engagements Director
Company Name: AARP Campaigns & Government Affairs
Location: Washington, DC & Des Moines, IA

Carla Keppler

Carla Keppler
Professional Advisory Board
Executive Director
Company Name: Golin
Location: Chicago, IL

Alan Kotok

Alan Kotok
Professional Advisory Board
Editor and Publisher
Company Name: Science Business

Zach Kucharski

Zack Kucharski
Professional Advisory Board
Executive Editor
Office: The Gazette
Company Name: The Gazette

Jeff Liebermann

Jeff Liebermann
Professional Advisory Board
Assistance Vice President of Development, Main Campus
Company Name: University of Iowa Center for Advancement
Location: Iowa City, IA

Lynn Manternach

Lynn Manternach, Ph.D.
Professional Advisory Board
Co-Founder (Retired)
Company Name: MindFire Communications
Location: Cedar Rapids and Quad Cities, IA

Mark Mathis III

Mark Mathis III
Professional Advisory Board
Partner/Chief Creative and Strategy Officer
Company Name: AMPERAGE Marketing & Fundraising

Debbie McClung
Professional Advisory Board

Troy Melhus

Troy Melhus
Professional Advisory Board
Director of Communications
Company Name: Association of Metropolitan School Districts
Location: Saint Paul, MN

Morgan Olsen

Morgan Olsen
Professional Advisory Board
Editor, Head of Print and Digital
Company Name: Time Out Group

Mike Owen

Mike Owen
Professional Advisory Board
Deputy Director
Company Name: Common Good Iowa
Location: Des Moines, IA / Iowa City, IA

Dana Roberson

Dana Roberson
Professional Advisory Board
Executive Producer
Company Name: PBS Newhour Weekend

April Rueber

April Rueber
Professional Advisory Board
Marketing and Communications Director
Company Name: Zeno Group
Location: Chicago, IL

Isaiah Scales

Isaiah Scales
Professional Advisory Board
Post Production Manager
Company Name: Walt Disney Television
Location: Los Angeles, CA

John Tieszen

John Tieszen
Professional Advisory Board
Marketing Consultant
Location: St. Louis Park, MN

Daniel Valentine

Daniel Valentine
Professional Advisory Board
Senior Manager
Company Name: Tampa International Airport
Location: Tampa, FL

Nick Westergaard

Nick Westergaard
Professional Advisory Board
Chief Strategist
Company Name: Brand Driven Digital

Cori Zarek

Cori Zarek
Professional Advisory Board
Director of the Digital Service Collaborative
Company Name: Georgetown University
Location: San Francisco, CA

Emeritus Members

Ken Aagaard
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
President
Company Name: Creative Broadcast Techniques

John Altenbern
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
President
Company Name: Crawford Johnson & Northcott, Inc.
Location: Des Moines, IA

Neil Brown
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Executive Editor and Vice President
Company Name: St. Petersburg Times
Location: St. Petersburg, FL

Frank Brownell
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
President
Company Name: Brownells Inc.
Location: Montezuma, IA

William Casey
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Publisher
Company Name: Daily Iowan
Location: Iowa City, IA

David Chivers
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Company Name: 
Location: 

Philip R. Currie
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Retired Senior Vice President/News, U.S. Community Publishing Division
Company Name: Gannett Co. Inc.
Location: McLean, VA

Eva Dahm
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Owner
Company Name: Coach Catalyst
Location: Naperville, IL

Wayne Drash
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
National News Desk Director
Company Name: CNN

Dana Engelbert
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Vice President; Marketing
Company Name: Goodwill of the Heartland

Ken Freedman
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Vice President/General Manager
Company Name: KWQC-TV6

Joe Hladky
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Chairman of the Board
Company Name: The Gazette Company
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Bruce Japsen
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Health Care Journalist
Company Name: Forbes

Les Landes
Professional Advisory Board
President
Company Name: Landes & Associates

Steve Levigne
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Retired Vice President, U.S. Strategy & Insights
Company Name: McDonald's Corporation

Beth Malicki
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Anchor/Reporter
Company Name: KCRG-TV
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Liz Mathis
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Chief Information Officer
Company Name: Four Oaks
Location: 

Alan Moyer
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Retired Managing Editor
Company Name: Arizona Republic
Location: Glendale, AZ

Nancy Newhoff
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Company Name: 
Location: 

Tiffany O'Donnell
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Chief Operating Officer
Company Name: IWLC: Iowa Women Lead Change
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Lamont Olson
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Managing Editor; Better Homes and Gardens
Company Name: Meredith Corporation
Location: Des Moines, IA

Chuck Peters
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
President and CEO
Company Name: Gazette Communications
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Diane H. Ramsey
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Principal Project Manager
Company Name: Rockwell Collins
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA

Shari Roan
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Health Writer
Company Name: Los Angeles Times
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Brian Ross
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Chief Investigative Correspondent
Company Name: ABC News
Location: New York, NY

George Shirk
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Editor in Chief
Company Name: Shirk Media

Susan M. Shullaw
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Principal
Company Name: Susan Shullaw & Associates
Location: Iowa City, IA

Roger Thurow
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Senior Fellow for Global Agriculture and Food Policy
Company Name: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Location: Chicago, IL

Glenn Townes
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Writer
Company Name: Black Enterprise Magazine
Location: New York, NY

Alan Waxenberg
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Retired Vice President/Publisher
Company Name: Victoria Magazine
Location: New York, NY

Tim Westerbeck
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
President
Company Name: Eduvantis, LLC
Location: Chicago, IL

Sheba Wheeler
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Features Writer
Company Name: Denver Post
Location: Denver, CO

Tom Yunt
Professional Advisory Board Emeritus
Company Name: 
Location: 

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