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 UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media has three volunteer-driven boards — the Foundation Board, Board of Advisers and Hussman School Alumni 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:

Joyce Fitzpatrick ’76

President
Fitzpatrick Communications

 

VICE CHAIR:

William “Bill” Goodwyn ’82

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Discovery Education
 

MEMBERS:

Karen Albritton ’84

Partner
Newport Board Group
 

R. Frank Andrews IV ’90 

Chairman
The August Jackson Company
 

Natalie Best ’97

Chief Operating Officer + Principal
French/West/Vaughan

 

Selim Bingol

Senior VP and Chief Comm. Officer
Duke Energy
 

Allen Bosworth ’81

President and Chief Operating Officer
EP+Co.
 

Gwendolyn "Wendy" Bounds ’93

Vice President & Chief Content Officer
Consumer Reports
 

C.L. Brown ’94

National basketball reporter

 

J.J. Carter ’96

Global Chief Operating Officer & President
FleishmanHillard (Americas region)
 

Jacqueline Charles ’94

Caribbean Correspondent
Miami Herald
 

Lisa Church

Former President
eMarketer
 

Brandon Cooke ’02

Global Chief Communications Officer
FCB Worldwide Ltd
 

Donald W. Curtis ’63

Chairman and CEO
Curtis Media Group

 

Jules Dixon ’91

Managing Director, Southeast Region
PR Talent

 

Greg Efthimiou ’08 (M.A.)

Head of Internal Comms and Community Relations
Honeywell
 

John B. Frank ’04

Cofounder, Political Reporter, Writer
The Colorado Sun
 

Deborah S. Fullerton ’85

Chief Marketing and Consumer Officer
AMITA Health

 

Steve Hammel

Former VP and General Manager
WRAL
 

Wade Hargrove ’62

Former Senior Partner
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLPl

 

Mary Junck ’71 (M.A.)

Executive Chairman
Lee Enterprises
 

William "Bill" Keyes

President
Institute for Responsible Citizenship
 

Jason Kilar ’93

Founder and CEO
Vessel
 

Donna Leinwand Leger ’89

Former Managing Editor
USA Today
 

Hunter Lewis ’00

Editor-in-Chief
Food & Wine
 

Pamela Meek ’86

Senior Dir. Of Corporate Communications
SAS Institute
 

J.J. Miller ’94

Senior Vice President, Media and Video
Oz Digital and Sharecare

 

Torod Neptune

Chief Communications Officer
Lenovo
 

David Oakley

President and Founding Partner
BooneOakley Advertising
 

Trip Park ’89

Illustrator
Trip Park Productions
 

Roy H. Park Jr. ’61

President & Chairman
Triad Foundation, Inc.
 

Janet Northen Patterson

Partner and Executive Vice President, Director of Communications
McKinney
 

Christina Reynolds 

Vice President of Communications
Emily's List

 

Susan Cranford Ross ’78

Principal
Moss+Ross
 

John Schmidt ’89

Principal
Schmidt Public Affairs
 

Eugene Scott ’03

Political reporter
The Washington Post

 

Jeff Shafer ’93

Vice Chancellor of Communications
UNC-Greensboro
 

Melanie Sill ’81

James K. Batten Visiting Professor of Public Policy
Davidson College
 

J. Walker Smith Jr. ’86 (Ph.D.)

Chief Knowledge Officer, Brand & Marketing
Kantar Consulting
 

Michael Steel ’99

Partner
Hamilton Place Strategies

 

Robyn Tomlin ’96

Executive Editor
Carolinas Regional Editor
The News & Observer

 

Edward H. Vick ’66

Retired Chairman and CEO
Young and Rubicam

 

Kelly Williamson

President, North America
APCO Worldwide

 
David Woronoff

Publisher
The Pilot

 

Dana Yeganian ’95

Executive VP
Global Strategy Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated January, 2020

For more information, contact Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations Wendy G. Borman at (919) 962-9467 or wendy_borman@unc.edu.