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:

Joyce Fitzpatrick

A.B. Journalism '76
President
Fitzpatrick Communications

 

VICE CHAIR:

William “Bill” Goodwyn

A.B. Journalism '82
President and CEO, Discovery Education
Discovery Communications LLC
 

MEMBERS:

Karen Albritton

A.B. Journalism '84

Partner
Newport Board Group

R. Frank Andrews

Chairman
The August Jackson Company

Selim Bingol

Senior VP and Chief Comm. Officer
Duke Energy

Allen Bosworth

A.B. Journalism '81
President and Chief Operating Officer
Erwin Penland

Gwendolyn "Wendy" Bounds

A.B. Journalism and Mass Communication '93
Chief Content Officer
Consumer Reports

J.J. Carter

Global Chief Operating Officer & President
FleishmanHillard (Americas region)

Jacqueline Charles

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

Lisa Church

Former President
eMarketer

Brandon Cooke

A.B. Journalism and Mass Communication '02 
Global Chief Communications Officer
Foote, Cone & Belding

Susan Credle

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

Sabrina Crow

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

Donald W. Curtis

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

Greg Efthimiou

M.A. Mass Communication '08
Senior Vice President, Corporate and Client Communications
Bank of America Merchant Services

Ken Eudy

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

John B. Frank

A.B. Journalism and Mass Communication '04
Cofounder, Political Reporter, Writer
The Colorado Sun

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

Steve Hammel

Former VP and General Manager
WRAL

Wade Hargrove

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

Meg Merrill Holt

A.B. Journalism '79
Former Worldwide Marketing Manager
IBM

Mary Junck

Executive Chairman
Lee Enterprises

Larry Keith

A.B. Journalism '69
Retired Editorial Project Director

William "Bill" Keyes

President
Institute for Responsible Citizenship

Jason Kilar

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

David Kirk (Secretary)

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

Donna Leinward Leger

A.B. Journalism '89
Former Managing Editor
USA Today

Hunter Lewis

Editor-in-Chief
Food & Wine

Justin Lyons

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

Pamela Meek

Senior Dir. Of External Communications
SAS Institute

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

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

Melanie Sill

A.B. Journalism '81
Journalism Consultant and Independent Editor

J. Walker Smith Jr.

Ph.D. Mass Communication Research '86
Executive Chairman
Kantar Futures

Stacy Wall

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

David Woronoff

Publisher
The Pilot

Michael Steel

Partner
Hamilton Place Strategies

Robyn Tomlin

Executive Editor & Carolinas Regional Editor
News & Observer

Edward H. Vick

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

Kelly Williamson

Managing Director, Raleigh
APCO Worldwide
 

Updated March 26, 2019

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