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Cal Poly Journalism Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board consists of working professionals from across the United States. They work in broadcast news, public relations, higher education, print media, marketing and technology. The Board provides support, guidance, and resources to students and to the department.

Rebecca Alarcio

Rebecca J. Alarcio

Director, Public Affairs & Publications (Retired)

Allan Hancock College

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

Michela O'Connor Abrams

Michela O’Connor Abrams

CEO 

MOCA+

Social Media Presence:

LinkedIn

Mark Armstrong

Mark Armstrong

Editor,

WordPress.com

Founder,

Longreads

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

LinkedIn

Blog

Melanie Bedwell

Melanie Bedwell

Public Affairs Supervisor (retired)

Contractors State License Board

Jessa Brooks

Jessa Brooks

Vice President of Philanthropy

Marian Medical Center Foundation at Dignity Health

Social Media Presence:

LinkedIn

Claudia Buck

Claudia Buck

Advisory Chair

Editor/Writer 

Sacramento Bee (retired)

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

LinkedIn

Cindy Carcamo

Cindy Carcamo

Staff Writer Specializing in Immigration Issues

Los Angeles Times

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

Melissa Chechourka

Melissa Chechourka

Deputy Secretary of Communications & Strategic Planning for CA State Transportation

CalSTA

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

LinkedIn

Paul Cosineau

Paul Cousineau

Vice President, Prepress & Continuous Improvement

Dow Jones & Co. Inc.

Social Media Presence:

LinkedIn

Steve Churm

Steve Churm

Chief Communications Officer

Five Point

Social Media Presence:

LinkedIn

Instagram

Brad Davis

Brad Davis

Owner

Just Real Seattle LLC

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

LinkedIn

Facebook

Keith Elridge

Keith Eldridge

South Sound Bureau Chief

KOMO-TV News

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

LinkedIn

Facebook

Instagram

Steve Enders

Steve Enders

Senior Partner Engagement Manager, News, Music and Sports

Roku, Inc.

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

LinkedIn

Stephanie Finucane

Stephanie Finucane

Opinion Editor

The Tribune

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

LinkedIn

Raiza Giorgi

Raiza Giorgi

Owner/Publisher

Santa Ynez Valley Star

Santa Barbara Family & Life Magazine

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

/Paul Harrer

Paul Harrer

Senior Vice-President, Strategy 

Edelman

Social Media Presence:

LinkedIn

Peter Hartlaub

Peter Hartlaub

​Pop Culture Critic

San Francisco Chronicle

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

Susan Houghton

Susan Houghton

President

Sunflower Hill

Executive Director, College Advancement

Allan Hancock College

John Hubbell

John Hubbell

Editorial Director

Old Bridge Media

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

LinkedIn

David Kerley

David Kerley

Correspondent

ABC News

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

Instagram

Facebook

Robert Logan

Robert Logan

Professor Emeritus 

School of Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia

Bill Mattos

Bill Mattos

President

California Poultry Association

Rob McAllister

Rob McAllister

Vice President, Creative Strategies 

Franklin Pictures

Play-by-Play Announcer

Sacramento Republic FC

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

LinkedIn

Carolyn Nielsen

Carolyn Nielsen

Associate Professor in Journalism

Western Washington University

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

Conan Nolan

Conan Nolan

Political Reporter

KNBC-TV

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

LinkedIn

>Tracey Ozmina

Tracey Ozmina

Executive Vice President and COO

SAGE Publications

Social Media Presence:

LinkedIn

Ellen Pensky

Ellen Pensky

President/Queen Bee

Bumblebee Marketing

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

LinkedIn

Lauren Rabaino

Lauren Rabaino

Executive Director of Operations 

Vox Media

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

LinkedIn

Kevin Riggs

Kevin Riggs

Senior Vice President

Randle Communications

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

Danielle Samaniego

Danielle Samaniego

Senior Manager of Digital Social Media & Social Content

Levi Strauss & Co.

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

LinkedIn

Julia Prodis Sulek

Julia Prodis Sulek

Enterprise Reporter & Editorial

San Jose Mercury News

Bay Area News Group

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

LinkedIn

Greg Tantum

Greg Tantum

Executive Editor

ABC News Radio at Dial Global

Social Media Presence:

LinkedIn

Steffan Tubbs

Steffan Tubbs

Host

"The Steffan Show" on News/Talk

710 KNUS

Dan Watson

Dan Watson

Deputy Digital Editor

Los Angeles Times

Tim Williams

Tim Williams

Chief Executive Officer/Founder

Digital West Networks Inc.

Social Media Presence:

Twitter

LinkedIn

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