Advisory Board


Advisory board members are industry professionals who share their time and expertise with our faculty and students, ensuring we keep our curriculum up-to-date with the latest industry developments.


Advisory Board Members:



  • Carole Vanderhoef Banks, VP Research & Planning, Shepherd Agency
  • Jerry Campbell, Retired, Director of Sales,Cox Broadcasting, Gannett, Post - Newseek
  • Bryan Cherok, Director of Connections Planning & Optimization, On Ideas

  • Brendan Cumiskey, Director, Account Planning & Strategy, Dalton Agency 
  • John Daigle, Principle, Daigle Creative
  • Austin Van Horn, Senior Account Manager, The Cross Agency
  • Jack Potter, General Sales Manager, WFOX, EFOX TV COX Media Group
  • Heather Smith, Social Media Community Manager, Dalton Agency
  • Celia Weeks, VP, Director of Human Resources, St John & Partners
Multimedia Journalism & Production
  • John Burr, Editor-in-Chief, Jacksonville Business Journal  
  • Gary Corbitt, retired Research Director at WJXT/Post Newsweek Stations
  • Lauren Darm, Correspondent, Jacksonville Business Journal

  • Frank Denton, Editor/ VP for Journalism, Florida Times-Union  
  • Kristi Dosh, Sports Business Reporter, ESPN

  • Karen Feagins, Vice President of Content and Operations, WJCT 

  • Robbie Gordon, Producer, Primetime & 20/20, ABC News

  • David Hall, Creative Service Director, WCWJ - CW17

  • Jamie Johnson, Social Media Producer, WJXT- TV

  • Mike Miller, Retired - Broadcaster, JTA, COJ, Jacksonville Transportation Authority  

  • Jason Ramsey, Client Services Director, WJXT- TV 

  • Chadd Scott, Assistant Program Director, 1010 XL/92.5 FM

  • Jerry Smith, CEO, PineRidge Films

  • Rob Sweeting, Anchor-Reporter, WJXT- TV 

  • Marilyn Young, Editor, Financial News and Daily Record

Public Relations
  • Ed Albanesi, Retired, Associate Director of Public Relations, Florida Farm Bureau Federation
  • Zack Bingham, Vice President of Public Relations, St John & Partners
  • Gerri Boyce, Media Relations Coordinator, JEA
  • David Clark, Regional Director of Philanthropy, Children's Home Society of Florida
  • Maria Coppola,CEO & President, Coppola Public Relations
  • Donia Crime, VP, Public Relations & Social Media, Burdette Ketchum
  • Lanette Hart, Principle, Hart & Associates
  • Rebecca Hart, President, Hart & Partners
  • Mary Harvey, Founder & CEO, Agency a la Carte
  • Trish Kapustka, Principle Consultant, TLK Communications
  • Patrick McSweeney, Senior Account Manager, Public Relations, St John & Partners
  • Jason Mudd, CEO, Axia Public Relations
  • Kevin Punsky, Public Affairs Manager, Mayo Clinic
  • Katrina Rivett, Corporate Communications Analyst Specialist, Fidelity National Information Services
  • Cynthia Weiss, Senior Marketing Communication Specialist, Mayo Clinic