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The mission of the Professional Advisory Board of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication is to elevate the national and international stature of the School. 

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

Active Members

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
  • William Casey

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Publisher
    Company Name: Daily Iowan
    Location: Iowa City, 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 University of Iowa Professional Advisory Board

    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
  • Susan M. Shullaw

    Professional Advisory Board Emeriti
    Principal
    Company Name: Susan Shullaw & Associates
    Location: Iowa City, IA
  • 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