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Alumni News: Ballard, Skinner, Griffin, Ogden

Tom BallardTom Ballard (BS/JEM ‘69) has been named chief operating officer of PYA Analytics.  Ballard was the College’s 2001 Donald G. Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award winner (

Lisa Hood SkinnerLisa Hood Skinner (BS/JEM ‘80), senior vice president at Ackermann Public Relations, recently won the Society of Professional Journalists’ First Place Golden Press Card Award in Freelance Writing, and she was elected vice-chair of the Blount Chamber Foundation.

At the Apr. 25 Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) annual awards event for the Knoxville – Volunteer Chapter, two CCI grads were recognized for their outstanding work in the individual awards category:
Rising Young Professional Award – Taylor Griffin (BS/PR ’11), Public Relations Account Executive, The Tombras Group
Harvey I. Cobert Award – Melissa Ogden (BS/JEM ’93), Director, Knox County Schools Office of Public Affairs