Tom 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 (http://www.cci.utk.edu/thomas-ballard-2001-hileman-award).
Lisa 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