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


Joyce Fitzpatrick '76

Fitzpatrick Communications



William “Bill” Goodwyn '82

President and CEO, Discovery Education
Discovery Communications LLC


Karen Albritton '84

Newport Board Group

R. Frank Andrews

The August Jackson Company

Selim Bingol

Senior VP and Chief Comm. Officer
Duke Energy

Allen Bosworth '81

President and Chief Operating Officer
Erwin Penland

Gwendolyn "Wendy" Bounds '93

Chief Content Officer
Consumer Reports

J.J. Carter

Global Chief Operating Officer & President
FleishmanHillard (Americas region)

Jacqueline Charles '94

Caribbean Correspondent
Miami Herald

Lisa Church

Former President

Brandon Cooke '02

Global Chief Communications Officer
Foote, Cone & Belding

Donald W. Curtis '63

Chairman and CEO
Curtis Media Group

Greg Efthimiou '08 (M.A.)

Senior Vice President, Corporate and Client Communications
Bank of America Merchant Services

Ken Eudy '75

Senior Adviser
Office of N.C. Governor Roy Cooper

John B. Frank '04

Cofounder, Political Reporter, Writer
The Colorado Sun

Deborah S. Fullerton '85

Chief Marketing and Consumer Officer
AMITA Health

Sam Fulwood '78

Senior Fellow
Center for American Progress

Shailendra Ghorpade '86 (Ph.D.)

Chief Executive Officer
Ennismore Consulting

Steve Hammel

Former VP and General Manager

Wade Hargrove '62

Former Senior Partner
Brooks Pierce et al

Meg Merrill Holt '79

Former Worldwide Marketing Manager

Mary Junck '71 (M.A.)

Executive Chairman
Lee Enterprises

Larry Keith '69

Retired Editorial Project Director

William "Bill" Keyes

Institute for Responsible Citizenship

Jason Kilar '93

Founder and CEO

David Kirk (Secretary) '81 (M.A.)

KME Ventures (Consulting)

Donna Leinward Leger '89

Former Managing Editor
USA Today

Hunter Lewis

Food & Wine

Justin Lyons '06

Senior Campaigner

Pamela Meek

Senior Dir. Of External Communications
SAS Institute

Torod Neptune

Chief Communications Officer

David Oakley

President and Founding Partner
BooneOakley Advertising

Trip Park '89

Trip Park Productions

Roy H. Park Jr. '61

President & Chairman
Triad Foundation, Inc.

Janet Northen Patterson

Partner Director of Communications

Merrill Rose '77

Merrill Rose LLC

Susan Cranford Ross '78


John Schmidt '89

Schmidt Public Affairs

Jeff Shafer '93

Vice Chancellor of Communications

Melanie Sill '81

Journalism Consultant and Independent Editor

J. Walker Smith Jr. '86 (Ph.D.)

Executive Chairman
Kantar Futures

Stacy Wall '89

Production Company Owner
Imperial Woodpecker

David Woronoff

The Pilot

Michael Steel

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

Managing Director, Raleigh
APCO Worldwide

Updated April 12, 2019

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