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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

Foundation Director (retired)


CoastHills Community Foundation

Michela O'Connor Abrams

Michela O’Connor Abrams



Dwell Magazine 

Mark Armstrong





Melanie Bedwell

Public Affairs Supervisor


Contractors State License Board (retired)

Claudia Buck

Advisory Chair



Sacramento Bee (retired)

Tracy Campbell

Tracy Campbell

Vice President, Digital Advocacy


California Hospital Association



Paul Cosineau

Cindy Carcamo

Staff Writer
Specializing in Immigration Issues


Los Angeles Times

Ryan Chartrand



X-Team, LLC

Melissa Chechourka

Deputy Secretary of Communications & Strategic Planning for CA State Transportation



Steve Churm

Chief Communications Officer


Five Point

Paul CosineauPaul Cousineau

Vice President, Prepress & Continuous Improvement


Dow Jones & Co. Inc.


Brad DavisBrad Davis



Just Real Seattle LLC

Sandra Duerr

Sandra Duerr

Executive Editor


The Tribune, San Luis Obispo

Brad Davis

Keith Eldridge

South Sound Bureau Chief



photo not availableSteve Enders

Director of Product Management


EverSport Media

photo not availableRaiza Giorgi



Santa Ynez Valley Star


Santa Barbara Family & Life Magazine

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Michele Franzen

National Correspondent


ABC News

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Mary Gresch

Principal Consultant


Mary Gresch and Associates

Peter Hartlaub

​Pop Culture Critic


San Francisco Chronicle

Susan Houghton

Susan Houghton



Sunflower Hill


Director, Development & Communications, UC Berkeley

no photoJohn Hubbell

Editorial Director


Old Bridge Media



Tom Jory

Thomas Jory

Director of Elections,

Associated Press



The Associated Press

David Kerley

David Kerley



ABC News

no photoPeter King

Senior Correspondent


Los Angeles Times


Robert Logan

Robert Logan

Professor Emeritus 


School of Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia

Mark Looker

Mark Looker



Looker Communications Consulting



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Neal Losey

Music Director


KCBX Radio




Bill Mattos

Bill Mattos



California Poultry Association

Carolyn Nielsen

Carolyn Nielsen

Associate Professor in Journalism


Western Washington University

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Conan Nolan

Political Reporter



Tracey Ozmina

​Executive Vice President and COO


SAGE Publications

Ellen Pensky

Ellen Pensky

President/Queen Bee


Bumblebee Marketing

Kevin Riggs

Kevin Riggs

Senior Vice President


Randle Communications

Greg Tantum

Greg Tantum

Executive Editor


ABC News Radio at Dial Global

Steffan Tubbs

Steffan Tubbs




850 KOA

John Wells

Sales & Marketing Executive


Tim Williams

Timothy Williams

Chief Executive Officer/Founder


Digital West Networks Inc.



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