About the Board of Visitors

The University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Sciences Board of Visitors serves as an advisory group for C&IS. Our Board of Visitors are established communication professionals and industry leaders who work closely with senior administration to effect positive change in the College’s curriculum, experiential learning opportunities and advancement activities.

Within the Board of Visitors, there are six standing committees — each created to perpetuate the strategic priorities of the College of Communication and Information Sciences. The six standing committees are: Executive Committee, Membership and Nominating Committee, Major Gifts Committee, Awards Committee, and Faculty and Student Development Committee.

2022-2023 College of Communication and Information Sciences Board of Visitors

Bo Adams
Director, Pitts Theology Library
Candler School of Theology

Donna Barrett
President and CEO
Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.

Kenneth Boone
Publisher and President
Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc.

Steve Bradley
Stephen Bradley and Associates, LLC

Alan Burns (Emeritus)
Alan Burns and Associates

Donna Burns (Emeritus)
Kaiser Sothebys International Realty

Christi Burnum
Director of Brand Social Media, Content Engagement, Insights and Digital Analytics
Capital One

Denise Canfield
Executive Vice President Consumer Solutions, Support & Delivery
Regions Bank

Todd Carpenter
President and CEO
Boone Newspapers, Inc.

Henry Chassaignac
President/Executive Creative Director
Zehnder Communications

Roy Clem (Emeritus)
Executive Director, Retired
Alabama Public Television

John Cochran
Retired Senior Correspondent
ABC News

Barry Copeland (Emeritus)
The Copeland Strategies Group, LLC

Lance Covan
Owner, CEO
Mitternight Industries

Phil Cox
General Manager

Rece Davis
Studio Host, Commentator

Robin DeMonia
Executive Vice President
Direct Communications

David DuBose
Market President and Chief Revenue Officer
Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa

Debbie Elliott
National Correspondent
National Public Radio

Michele Roper Elrod
EVP, Head of Marketing
Regions Bank

Jamie B. Estes
President, Founder
Estes Public Relations

Cherie Feenker
Acquisitions Librarian, Emerita
Samford University Law Library

Hallie Bradley Fincher
Manager of Community Initiatives
Alabama Power Company

Curtis Galusha
Senior Director

John Gardner
Luckie & Company

Lindsay Garrison
Senior Vice President

Joe Gibbs
Gibbs Investments, LLC

Alyse Goodwin
Director, Brand Integration and Marketing Communication
Tokyo Disney Resort

Billy Harvill
Brookwood Investments, LLC

Garland Harwood
Co-Founder and Principal

Frank Helderman Jr. (Emeritus)
Publisher Emeritus

Melinda Helveston
Southern Living

Bill Hendrich
Executive Vice President, Radio
Cox Media Group

Cutter Hughes Jr. (Emeritus)
Bradley, Arant, Boult & Cummings LLP

Jacquie Hudson
Global Communications and Marketing Manager, People and Organizational Performance
McKinsey & Company

Phil Hutcheson
Interim Executive Director
Alabama Public Television

Scott Johnson
Fletcher, Heald, and Hildreth, P.L.C.

Gibby Johnston Jr. (Emeritus)
Retired Partner
Johnston Barton Proctor & Rose LLP

Mark Kramer
Vice President, Engineering and Technology
Pac-12 Networks

Jim LaMoreaux
P.E. LaMoreaux & Associates, Inc.

Clyde Lear (Emeritus)
President, Retired
Learfield Communications, Inc.

Bill Lewis
Retired Partner
Slaughter Hanson Advertising

John Lewis Jr. (Emeritus)
President, Retired
Lewis Communications, Inc.

Tripp Lewis
Director of Business Development
Lewis Communications, Inc.

Patricia Lloyd
Public Relations Coordinator
Redstone Federal Credit Union

Holly Lollar
President and Founder
The Lollar Group

Rick Looser
Cirlot Agency, LLC

Daniel H. Markstein, IV

Kim Martin
Bradley, Arant, Boult & Cummings, LLP

Felicia Mason
Executive Director
Alabama Press Association

John L. Montgomery III
Founder and President
Big Communications

Warner Moore III
Senior Vice President
UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Debra Nelson
Elevate, LLC

Bill O’Connor Jr.
President, Results, LLC
President, Public Health Solutions, LLC

Janet Hall O’Neil
Retired News Anchor

Voncile Pearce
Radio South, Inc.

Lee Perryman
President, CEO
Marble City Media, LLC

Bruce Reid Sr.
Stamp Idea Group

Jamie M. Sawyer
Founder, CEO
Natively Social, LLC

Ruth Rohs
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communication; Executive Director, The IMA Foundation
IMA Financial Group

Marie Robinson
Executive Vice President and Supply Chain Officer

Tom Scarritt (Emeritus)
Former Editor
The Birmingham News

Matt P. Scalici Jr.
General Manager
PSSI Global Services/Strategic TV

Kelly Ann Scott
Vice President, Content
Alabama Media Group

Linda Paulmeno Sewell
Corporate Director, Community Relations and Communications
Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc.

Steve Sewell
Executive Vice President
Economic Development Partnership of Alabama

Dr. Jacque Shaia
Attorney at Law
Assistant Professor; Director, Public Relations; Director, Internships
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Deb Shriver (Emeritus)
VP, Chief Communications Officer
The Hearst Corporation

Ben Shurett
Publisher and Editor, Retired
The Sand Mountain Reporter

Brad Shurett
Mossy Oak Properties

Joshua Silberberg
Managing Director, Public Affairs
PLUS Communications

Ashley Smith
GSD Advisory

Jennifer Smith
Account Director
Agency Solutions

Stuart D. Sockwell
Total Trim, LLC

James Spann
Chief Meteorologist
Alabama’s ABC 33/40

John Szabo
City Librarian, CEO
Los Angeles Public Library

Julius Talton Jr.
Talton Communications, Inc.

Andre Taylor (Emeritus)
VP, Communications, Retired
Alabama Gas Corporation

Dolph Tillotson (Emeritus)
Executive Vice President
Southern Newspapers Inc.

Sharon Tinsley
Alabama Broadcasters Association

John Walker
President, General Manager

Jimmy Warren
TotalCom, Inc.

Susana Schuler Willingham
President and General Manager

Judy Weaver (Emeritus)

Lisa Weil

Dick Windsor
Sales Manager