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


Allen Bosworth ’81

President and Chief Operating Officer

William “Bill” Goodwyn ’82

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
Discovery Education


R. Frank Andrews IV ’90 

The August Jackson Company

Natalie Best ’97

Chief Operating Officer + Principal


Selim Bingol

Senior VP and Chief Comm. Officer
Duke Energy

Gwendolyn "Wendy" Bounds ’93

Vice President & Chief Content Officer
Consumer Reports

C.L. Brown ’94

Sports Reporter
The Raleigh News & Observer


J.J. Carter ’96

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

Donald W. Curtis ’63

Chairman and CEO
Curtis Media Group


Jules Dixon ’91

Professor of the Practice
UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media


Joyce Fitzpatrick ’76

Fitzpatrick Communications


Deborah S. Fullerton ’85 

SVP/Chief Marketing, Communications &
Consumerism Officer
Prisma Health


Nancy Gauss

Associate Managing Editor, Executive
Director of Video


Steve Hammel

Former VP and General Manager

Jason Kilar ’93

Chief Executive Officer


Donna Leinwand Leger ’89

Former Managing Editor
USA Today

Hunter Lewis ’00

Food & Wine


Kevin Metz

Senior Management Consultant
Foundation Media

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

David Oakley

President and Founding Partner
BooneOakley Advertising

Janet Northen Patterson

Partner and Executive Vice President, Director of Communications

Christina Reynolds 

Vice President of Communications
Emily's List


Susan Cranford Ross ’78


John Schmidt ’89

Schmidt Public Affairs

Jeremy Clinton Spearman

News Producer

Michael Steel ’99

Hamilton Place Strategies


David Tinson '96

Chief Marketing Officer
Electronic Arts Inc.


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

The Pilot


Dana Yeganian ’95

Executive VP
Global Strategy Group


For more information, contact Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations Danita Morgan at (919) 962-6881 or