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Sandra Hughes Kazarian


CBS News

Brent Brotine

Chicago advertising creative director

Current freelance copywriter

Stu Werner

Multiplatform editor

The Washington Post

Mike Cassidy

Lead storyteller, Signifyd

Former columnist, San Jose Mercury News

Sharony Green

Associate professor of history

University of Alabama

Jim Schlueter

Retired Boeing communications director

Lead donor for UI’s Media Innovation Fund

Andy Kortkamp

VP, Supply Chain

General Mills

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Bayo Ojikutu

Award-winning author

‘47th Street Black,’ ‘Free Burning’

Bryan Freres

Assistant U.S. attorney

Degrees in history, law

Christina (Crawford) Steed

Executive VP

Flowers Communications Group

Diana Dionisio

Director, sponsorship solutions

WGN-TV, CLTV, Antenna TV

Heidi Opdyke

Senior writer/editor

Carnegie Mellon University

Martin Fackler

Former assistant Asia editor

The New York Times

Vida Cornelious

Group creative director

The Walt Disney Co.

Terry Kasdan


atCommunications, LLC

Peg Ross

VP, global HR

Project Concern International

Tamara Gibbs

Senior content strategist

919 Marketing

Emily Jaenson

General manager

Reno Aces

Pat Embry

Nonprofit executive

Nashville, Tenn.

Colleen Keough Wagner

Fiction author, editor

aka ‘Rumer Haven’

Michael Smeltzer


Former UI professor

Sue Byrne


Consumer Reports (2003-16)

Geoff Miller



John Schippman

Director of studio content

NBC Sports Chicago

Sabrina Santucci

TV reporter

NBC Chicago