Professional Advisory Board

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The SJMC thanks these distinguished board members for their participation and support.

Active Members

  • Ken Aagaard

    Professional Advisory Board
    Vice President
    Company Name: CBS Sports
  • John Altenbern

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    President
    Company Name: Crawford Johnson & Northcott, Inc.
    Location: Des Moines, IA
  • Craig Bryan

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    Clinical Professor
    Company Name: University of St. Thomas, College of Arts and Sciences Communication and Journalism
  • Dean A. Buresh

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    Founder
    Company Name: Slipstream Communications
    Location: New York, NY
  • William Casey

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    Publisher
    Company Name: Daily Iowan
    Location: Iowa City, IA
  • David Chivers

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    President & Publisher
    Company Name: Register Media
  • Malcolm Christie

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    Fundraising Consultant
  • Philip R. Currie

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    Retired Senior Vice President/News, U.S. Community Publishing Division
    Company Name: Gannett Co. Inc.
    Location: McLean, VA
  • Jeff Grisamore

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    President & CEO
    Company Name: EGR International Inc./BlackLab Media
    Location: New York City, NY
  • Peter Gross

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    Director and Professor, School of Journalism & Electronic Media
    Company Name: University of Tennessee
  • Jim Heininger

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    Founder and Principal
    Company Name: Dixon|James Communications
    Location: Oak Park, IL
  • Jack Hirschfield

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    Director Public Affairs
    Company Name: Pfizer, Inc
  • Maudlyne Ihejirika

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    Assistant City Editor/Columnist
    Company Name: Chicago Sun-Times
    Location: Chicago, IL
  • Barry Jackson

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    Strategic Advisor
    Company Name: Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
  • Pete Jeffries

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    Senior Advisor & National Field DIrector
    Company Name: AARP Campaigns & Government Affairs
    Location: Washington, DC & Des Moines, IA
  • Alan Kotok

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    Editor and Publisher
    Company Name: Science Business
  • Zack Kucharski

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    Executive Editor
    Company Name: The Gazette
  • Les Landes

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    President
    Company Name: Landes & Associates
  • Steve Levigne

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    Retired Vice President, U.S. Strategy & Insights
    Company Name: McDonald's Corporation
  • Jeff Liebermann

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    Executive Director of Development
    Company Name: University of Iowa Foundation
    Location: Iowa City, IA
  • Lynn Manternach

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    President and Co-Owner
    Company Name: MindFire Communications
    Location: Cedar Rapids and Quad Cities, IA
  • Liz Mathis

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    Chief Information Officer
    Company Name: Four Oaks
    Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Troy Melhus

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    Digital Media Leader and Content Strategist
    Company Name: Saint Paul Public Schools
  • Mike Owen

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    Assistant Director
    Company Name: Iowa Policy Project
    Location: West Branch, IA
  • Susan M. Shullaw

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    Principal
    Company Name: Susan Shullaw & Associates
    Location: Iowa City, IA
  • Tim Westerbeck

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    President
    Company Name: Eduvantis, LLC
    Location: Chicago, IL
  • Nick Westergaard

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    Vice President
    Company Name: Westergaard Media
  • Tom Yunt

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    Chief Operating Officer
    Company Name: United Communications Corporation
    Location: Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Kevin Zoeller

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    President
    Company Name: Zoeller Media
    Location: Chicago, IL

Emeritus Members

  • Neil Brown

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Executive Editor and Vice President
    Company Name: St. Petersburg Times
    Location: St. Petersburg, FL
  • Frank Brownell

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    President
    Company Name: Brownells Inc.
    Location: Montezuma, IA
  • Gil Cranberg

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Retired Editorial-Page Editor
    Company Name: Des Moines Register
    Location: Des Moines, IA
  • Eva Dahm

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Owner
    Company Name: Coach Catalyst
    Location: Naperville, IL
  • Wayne Drash

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    National News Desk Director
    Company Name: CNN
  • Dana Engelbert

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Vice President; Marketing
    Company Name: Goodwill of the Heartland
  • Ken Freedman

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Vice President/General Manager
    Company Name: KWQC-TV6
  • Joe Hladky

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Chairman of the Board
    Company Name: The Gazette Company
    Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Barry Jackson

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the House
    Location: Washington, D.C.
  • Bruce Japsen

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Health Care Journalist
    Company Name: Forbes
  • Beth Malicki

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Anchor/Reporter
    Company Name: KCRG-TV
    Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Alan Moyer

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Retired Managing Editor
    Company Name: Arizona Republic
    Location: Glendale, AZ
  • Tiffany O'Donnell

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Chief Operating Officer
    Company Name: IWLC: Iowa Women Lead Change
    Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Lamont Olson

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Managing Editor; Better Homes and Gardens
    Company Name: Meredith Corporation
    Location: Des Moines, IA
  • Chuck Peters

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    President and CEO
    Company Name: Gazette Communications
    Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Diane H. Ramsey

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Principal Project Manager
    Company Name: Rockwell Collins
    Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Shari Roan

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Health Writer
    Company Name: Los Angeles Times
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Brian Ross

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Chief Investigative Correspondent
    Company Name: ABC News
    Location: New York, NY
  • George Shirk

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Editor in Chief
    Company Name: Shirk Media
  • Roger Thurow

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Senior Fellow for Global Agriculture and Food Policy
    Company Name: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
    Location: Chicago, IL
  • Glenn Townes

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Writer
    Company Name: Black Enterprise Magazine
    Location: New York, NY
  • Alan Waxenberg

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Retired Vice President/Publisher
    Company Name: Victoria Magazine
    Location: New York, NY
  • Sheba Wheeler

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Features Writer
    Company Name: Denver Post
    Location: Denver, CO