Board of Advisers

About the Board of Advisers

The Board of Advisers serves by advising the dean and helping to advance and support the school to ensure its reputation as a leading media and journalism school. Members of the board help identify and define changes in industry that will inform the direction of the school strategy, inspire advancements in curriculum and serve the faculty who are shaping the next generation of media leaders.

The School of Media and Journalism has three volunteer-driven boards — the Foundation Board, Board of Advisers and Media and Journalism Alumni Association Board — that assist in furthering the mission of the school. They share a common goal to raise funds and resources to support the school; raise awareness of the school’s mission, activities and achievements; provide advocacy for the school; and advise the school’s leadership.

Board members

CHAIR:

Edward H. Vick
A.B. Journalism '66
Retired Chairman and CEO
Young and Rubicam
 

MEMBERS:

Karen Albritton
A.B. Journalism '84
 

R. Frank Andrews
Chairman
The August Jackson Company
 

Joe Benton
 

Selim Bingol
Senior VP and Chief Comm. Officer
Duke Energy
 

Gwendolyn "Wendy" Bounds
A.B. Journalism and Mass Communication '93
Chief Content Officer
Consumer Reports
 

Ann Caulkins
President and Publisher
The Charlotte Observer
 

Jacqueline Charles
A.B. Journalism and Mass Communication '94
Caribbean Correspondent
Miami Herald
 

Lisa Church
President
eMarketer
 

Brandon Cooke
A.B. Journalism and Mass Communication '02 
Global Chief Communications Officer
FCB
 

Susan Credle
A.B. Journalism '85
Global Chief Creative Officer
Foote, Cone & Belding
 

Sabrina Crow
M.A. Journalism '90
Mobile, Data and Media Consultant
 

Joel Curran
A.B. Journalism '86
Vice Chancellor for Communications and Public Affairs
UNC
 

Donald W. Curtis
A.B. Journalism '63
Chairman and CEO
Curtis Media Group
 

Tom Davidson
B.A. Journalism
Gannett
 

Greg Efthimiou
M.A. Mass Communication '08
Vice President of Corporate Communications
Bank of America Merchant Services
 

Clyde Ensslin
Financial Services Professional
Capitol Financial Partners
 

Ken Eudy
A.B. Journalism '75
Senior Adviser
Office of N.C. Governor Roy Cooper
 

Joyce Fitzpatrick
A.B. Journalism '76
President
Fitzpatrick Communications
 

John B. Frank
A.B. Journalism and Mass Communication '04
Political Reporter
The Denver Post
 

Randall Fraser
Independent Telecommunications Professional
 

Robert Friedman
M.A. Communication: Radio, Television & Motion Picture  '78
 

Deborah S. Fullerton
A.B. Journalism '85
Chief Marketing and Consumer Officer
AMITA Health
 

Sam Fulwood
A.B. Journalism '78,
Senior Fellow
Center for American Progress
 

Shailendra Ghorpade
Ph.D. Mass Communication Research '86
Chief Executive Officer
Ennismore Consulting
 

William "Bill" Goodwyn
A.B. Journalism '82
President and CEO, Discovery Education
Discovery Communications LLC
 

Steve Hammel
VP and General Manager
WRAL
 

Wade Hargrove
B.A. Radio Television & Motion Picture '62
Senior Partner
Brooks Pierce et al
 

Bryant Haskins
A.B. Journalism '74
Strategic Communications Consultant
Otter Creek Communications
 

Meg Merrill Holt
A.B. Journalism '79
Worldwide Marketing Manager
IBM
 

Kenny Irby
Community Intervention Director
St. Petersburg Police Department
 

Mary Junck
Executive Chairman
Lee Enterprises
 

Larry Keith
A.B. Journalism '69
Retired Editorial Project Director
 

Brian Kelly
Owner
BEK Ventures LLC
 

William "Bill" Keyes
President
Institute for Responsible Citizenship
 

Jason Kilar
A.B. Journalism and Mass Communication '93
Founder and CEO
Vessel
 

David Kirk
M.A. Communication: Radio, Television & Motion Picture '81
Founder
KME Ventures (Consulting)
 

Donna Leinward Leger
A.B. Journalism '89
Reporter
USA Today
 

Hunter Lewis
Editor-in-Chief
Food & Wine and Cooking Light
 

Justin Lyons
A.B. Journalism and Mass Communication '06
Senior Campaigner
Change.org
 

Pamela Meek
Senior Dir. Of External Communications
SAS Institute
 

Draggan Mihailovich
A.B. Journalism '83
Producer/60 Minutes
CBS
 

Torod Neptune
Chief Communications Officer
Lenovo
 

David Oakley
President and Founding Partner
BooneOakley Advertising
 

Trip Park
A.B. Journalism '89
Illustrator
Trip Park Productions
 

Roy H. Park Jr.
A.B. Journalism '61
President & Chairman
Triad Foundation, Inc.
 

Janet Northen Patterson
Partner Director of Communications
McKinney
 

Cathy S. Roche
A.B. Journalism '71
Senior Communications Officer
CSR Group
 

Merrill Rose
A.B. Journalism '77
Consultant
Merrill Rose LLC
 

Susan Cranford Ross
A.B. Journalism '78
Principal
Moss+Ross
 

John Schmidt
A.B. Journalism '89
Schmidt Public Affairs
 

Jeff Shafer
A.B. Journalism and Mass Communication '93
Vice Chancellor of Communications
UNC-Greensboro
 

Brian Sickora
Director and General Manager
UNC-TV
 

Melanie Sill
A.B. Journalism '81
VP for Content, KPCC
Southern California Public Radio
 

J. Walker Smith Jr.
Ph.D. Mass Communication Research '86
Executive Chairman
Kantar Futures

Gene Upchurch
A.B. Journalism '78
Retired Consultant
 

Stacy Wall
A.B. Journalism '89
Production Company Owner
Imperial Woodpecker
 

David Woronoff
Publisher
The Pilot
 

Updated Oct. 9, 2017

For more information, contact Development and Alumni Affairs Program Coordinator Sarah Rierson at (919) 962-6881 or srierson@live.unc.edu.