Skip to content Skip to main navigation Report an accessibility issue

Board of Visitors

History and Purpose

As a means of establishing communications between the private and academic sectors, the board provides counsel and advice regarding goals and objectives, student experiences, resources and financial support by identifying potential funding sources. In today’s ever-changing communication and information environment, the Board of Visitors and Honorary Board of Visitors provide leadership and guidance to help the college better prepare today’s students and tomorrow’s communication and information leaders.

Mission

The Board of Visitors and Honorary Board of Visitors serve in a collaborative relationship with the leadership and faculty of the College of Communication and Information to improve the educational opportunities of students and advance the reputation of the college’s respective schools. Members work as ambassadors to the information and communications industry, potential donors, prospective graduates and the university as a whole. BOV and HBOV members contribute their professional expertise and perspective, time and energy, direct and indirect professional support and lend their influence to the success of the program.


CCI Board of Visitors

Janna Abraham

CEO
Preserve Press
David Bohan

David Bohan

Chairman & Founder
BOHAN Advertising/Marketing

Jeffrey A. Boyd

Principal Consultant
Heidrick & Struggles
Adam Brown

Adam Brown

Executive Strategist
Salesforce
Tonya Holmes

Tonya Holmes

Marketing Manager
Rothschild & Co
Bonnie Carroll

Bonnie Carroll

Founder & Chief Knowledge Officer
Information International Associates, Inc.
Jacqueline C. Cavnar

Jacqueline C. Cavnar

Chief Operating Officer
Mental Health America of the Midsouth
Jeff Copeskey

Jeff Copeskey

US Government Relations - Southern Region
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Amy Corn

Amy Corn

Academic Program Coordinator
Financial Technology (FinTech), Georgia Tech

Snigdha Dhar

Senior Account Executive
Momentum Worldwide
Stephanie Frazier

Stephanie Frazier

Senior Director, Media & Entertainment Sales
Lumen
Alisa Harrison

Alisa Harrison

Principal & Founder
Alisa Harrison & Associates, LLC
Ed Ingle

Ed Ingle

President
New Lantern Partners
Sharon Price John

Sharon Price John

CEO & President
Build-A-Bear

David Johnson

Executive Director
Fayetteville Public Library
Chuck Jones

Chuck Jones

Executive Director
Common Wealth Charlotte, Inc.

Brad Lampley

Partner in Charge/Government Team Leader
Adams & Reese LLP
Jamie Lonie

Jamie Lonie

Nonprofit Digital Marketing Strategist
The Global Business Coalition for Education
Ryan McGee

Ryan McGee

Senior Writer
ESPN
Hilda Murray

Hilda Murray

EVP/ Owner
TPC Printing and Packaging
Danuta Nitecki

Danuta Nitecki

Dean of Libraries and Professor, College of Computing and Informatics
Drexel University

Leslie Osborne

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Watauga Group & Cybear Interactive
Carol Poston

Carol Poston

Senior Manager, Strategic Marketing Services
LifePoint Health
Cecelia Prewett

Cecelia J. Prewett

Managing Director
SKDKnickerbocker

Jamil Price

HR Leader
North America University Relations and Events Strategy, Johnson & Johnson
Rex Repass

Rex L. Repass

President
Research America Inc.
Tim Sellers

Tim Sellers

Partner, Director of Operations & Client Development
Inferno
Andrew Shafer

Andrew Shafer

Senior Director of Advancement
UT College of Law
Sandra Treadway

Sandra Treadway

Librarian of Virginia
Library of Virginia
Marcellus Turner

Marcellus Turner

CEO & Chief Librarian
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Missy Wallen

Martha S. (Missy) Wallen

Chairman
Knoxville Pinnacle Financial Partners

Alaka Williams

SVP, People & Culture
Discovery, Inc.
John Williams

John T. Williams

Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
The Regional Eye Center
Sharrie Williams

Sharrie Williams

News Anchor
WPVI-TV, ABC Philadelphia
Deb Woolley

Deb Woolley

Owner
Customized Management Training and Consulting

CCI Board of Visitors – Honorary Member

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Retired NFL quarterback, former UT quarterback and five-time NFL MVP

CCI Honorary Board of Visitors

Cathy Ackermann

Cathy G. Ackermann

President & CEO
Ackermann Public Relations and Marketing
Anne Holt Blackburn

Anne Holt Blackburn

Reporter; News Anchor (Retired)
WKRN-TV
Mark McNeely

Mark McNeely

Partner
McNeely Brockman Public Relations
Larry Patrick

Larry Patrick

Managing Partner
Patrick Communications & Legend Communications
Phenise Poole

J. Phenise Poole

Senior Vice President | Deputy General Counsel
Fifth Third Bank
Charlie Tombras

Charles Tombras

Chief Executive Officer
The Tombras Group