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The Department of Communication Advisory Board began in the fall of 2006 to enhance the relationships between the department and alumni and friends. In addition, this partnership is encouraging more direct involvement by alumni and friends with our majors and the university in general. Participants are assisting the department with internship opportunities, career outlooks, Web page development, newsletters and other communication channels, special event planning (including speaking events on campus and Communication career fairs), student recruiting, faculty recruiting, general development and fundraising, exit interviews and related research, course needs, and other activities.

New Member List (PDF)

Professional Connection Forum - Spring 2018

Current Members (July 2016)

Ronnie Agnew

Executive Director Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Mississippi State University: Starkville, MS
Member Profile

Libba Andrews

Associate Director of Alumni Activities
Mississippi State University: Starkville, MS

John Arledge

Vice President of Public Affairs
Entergy: Jackson, MS
Fact Sheet
Member Profile

Elizabeth Barnick

Employee Relations Principal
Amazon Fulfillment: Los Angeles, CA

Bobby Berry

Chief Operating Officer
Morris Network

Lorraine W. Boykin, Esq.

Currie Johnson Griffin Gaines & Myers, P.A.: Jackson, MS

Linda Breazeale

Senior Extension Associate
Agricultural Communications
Office - (662) 325-1717
Home - (662) 323-3340
Bost Extension Center, Rm 101

Kristi Brown

Senior Consultant
Training & Development, Economic Development
Tennessee Valley Authority: Starkville, MS

Layne Bruce

Executive Director
Mississippi Press Association/MPA Education
Foundation: Jackson, MS

Rex Buffington

Stennis Center for Public Service: Starkville, MS &
Washington D.C.

Greg Carlisle

Instructor of Theatre
Morehead State University: Morehead, KY
Member Profile

Stephen Cunetto

Administrator of Systems
Mississippi State University Libraries: Starkville, MS
Member Profile

Chuck Dunlap

Associate Director of Media Relations
Southeastern Conference: Birmingham, AL
Member Profile

Kayla Farris

Guidance Counselor
Presbyterian Christian School: Hattisburg, MS

Kim Foster, APR

Foster Relations: Tupelo, MS
Member Profile

Peggy Gardner

Senior Director of Public Relations
UPS: Atlanta, GA
Member Profile

David Garraway

Video Program Manager
MSU University Television Center: Starkville, MS

Anna Minor Grizzle

Bass, Berry & Sims: Nashville, TN
Member Profile

Amy Hall

Registered Nurse
Home Health Infusion Specialist
Express-Scripts: Mobile, AL


Ellen Weaver Hartman, APR, Fellow PRSA

President and CEO
Hartman Public Relations, LLC: Atlanta, GA

Brian Hawkins

Marketing Manager
Buffalo Wild Wings, Bulldog BWW, LLC: Starkville, MS
Public Relations Coordinator for United Way of North Central (part-time)

Checky Herrington, APR, Fellow

Market Research Analyst
Office of Public Affairs, MSU
Member Profile

Kevin Ivey

General Manager, Engineering and Technologies
Peavey Electronics Corporation: Meridian, Ms

Chenoa Jacob

Chenoa Jacob Events: Nashville, TN

Crissy Smith Lintner

Director of Marketing & Communications
Youth Villages: Memphis, TN

Jamey Logan

Digital Content Manager
BancorpSouth Corporate Managing

Kendall McCarter

Chief Development Officer
Tennessee Wildlife Federation: Jackson, TN

Laura McPhail

Communications Manager

Adrienne Morris

Learning and Development Specialist
Human Resource Management
Mississippi State University

Tony Morreale

Public Relations Manager
Turner Sports: Atlanta, GA

Mary Hampton Nicholas

Strategic Communications & Public Affairs Consultant
Capitol Resources, LLC: Jackson, MS

Ed Noles

Senior Project Manager and Team Leader
10up: Birmingham, AL

Sheri Pape

Higher Education Marketing Manager
CBORD: Duluth, GA

Jim Prince

Neshoba County Democrat: Philadelphia, MS

Derek Rogers

General Manager
WCBI-TV: Columbus, MS

Marc Rolph

Director of Public Affairs
University of Mississippi Medical Center

Stuart Roy

Strategic Action Public Affairs: Washington, DC

Steve Soltis

Group Director, Employee and Leadership
The Coca-Cola Company: Atlanta, GA

Tommy Starkey

Florida Fabrication: Orlando, FL

Jessi Stevenson

Public Speaking Instructor/Director of ICC Theatre
Ittawamba Community College:Fulton, MS

Kyle Steward

Executive Director of External Affairs
Office of the President
Mississippi State University: Starkville, MS

Colby Swann

Vice President of Marketing
Old Time Pottery: Murfreesboro, TN

Connie Lillo-Thieman

Children’s Ministry Pastor, Western Regional
Desert Vineyard: Lancaster, CA

Neely Tucker

Staff Writer The Washington Post-National Desk
Novelist, Viking Publishers
Member Profile

Malcolm (Mac) Wall

Executive Director (retired)
Kentucky Educational Television

Blake Walters

Customer Success Manager
Planview - Austin, TX - 662-332-3474

John Walker

Managing Director
MSL Group: Atlanta

Paige Watson

Special Events & Projects Coordinator
Greater Starkville Development Partnership

Jenny Wilburn

Senior Content Marketing Manager
Invista: Kennesaw, GA

Clay Williams

Executive Director
Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport; Gulfport, MS

Wanda Williams

Deputy Freedom of Information Act Officer/Archivist
National Archives and Records Administration

Camille Scales Young

Principal & Director
Cornerstone Government Affairs: Jackson, MS