Hussman School Alumni Board (HSAB)

About the Hussman School Alumni Board

The Hussman School Alumni Board empowers alumni to support the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media today and into the future. Guided by a group of media industry leaders from across the nation, HSAB harnesses the power of a diverse and talented graduate base to support student development, foster alumni connections and encourage giving to reinforce the School’s reputation as one of the nation’s elite programs.

UNC Hussman 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


Robby Marshall ’07

Director, Global Brand Management

Nike, Inc.

Portland, OR

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Katie Cowan ’11

VP, Growth & Retention Marketing


Los Angeles, CA

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Christina “Kristy” N. Fair Ballentine ’01, ’17 (MBA)

Senior Director Marketing & Communications

Ascom Americas

Research Triangle Park, NC

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Anna E. Feagan ’11

Executive Communications Lead


New York, NY

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Tate Frazier ’15

Host, One Shining Podcast & Thru The Ringer

The Ringer Podcast Network & The Ringer TV Network

Los Angeles, CA

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John Geraghty ’16

Founder/Artist Manager


Los Angeles, CA

Read John Geraghty's profile on Forbes


Sharon K. Hamilton ’82

Senior Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

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John J. Hashimoto ’82

Senior Consultant (Specialist Leader)

Government & Public Services

Deloitte US

Atlanta, GA

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Amanda Kaye ’09

Vice President, Integrated Marketing

The Players'​ Tribune

New York City, NY

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Whitney Kisling ‘08

Strategy and Operations Senior Manager

Capital Group

Los Angeles, CA

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Nicole Murphy ’08

Internal Communications Lead

Amsterdam, Netherlands


Stefan Prelog ’96 (M.A.)

Executive Vice President


New York, NY

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Kristi Ramsay ’06



Atlanta, GA

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Stephen M. Stock ’83

Senior Investigative Reporter, Bay Area


San Jose, CA

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KT Wall ’09

Partner, Digital Strategy & Creativity

New York, NY

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A.J. Walton ’07

Sr. Director of Communications and Public Relations


New York, NY

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Leslie J. Wilkinson ’99, ’11 (MBA)

Senior Product Manager, Core Web & Mobile Apps

The Weather Channel | IBM

Brookhaven, GA

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For more information, contact Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Affairs Cherelle Harris at (919) 962-3037 or