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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 McClelland Abraham

Owner/President
Preserve Press
David Bohan

David Bohan

Chairman & Founder
BOHAN Advertising/Marketing

Jeffrey A. Boyd

Principal
Heidrick & Struggles
Adam Brown

Adam Brown

Executive Strategist
Salesforce
Alan Carmichael

Alan Carmichael

President
Moxley Carmichael, Inc.
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 Middle Tennessee
Jeff Copeskey

Jeff Copeskey

U.S. Government Relations - Southern Region
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Amy Corn

Amy Corn

Founder/CEO
AWC Strategy Group

Snigdha Dhar

Senior Account Executive
Momentum Worldwide
Stephanie Frazier

Stephanie Frazier

Senior Director, Content Sales, Global Accounts
CenturyLink
Alisa Harrison

Alisa Harrison

SVP Global Marketing & Research
National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Ed Ingle

Ed Ingle

General Manager, Government Affairs
Microsoft Corporation (Former)
Sharon Price John

Sharon Price John

CEO & President
Build-A-Bear
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

Digital Media Marketing Specialist
The Education Commission
Ryan McGee

Ryan McGee

Senior Writer
ESPN
Hilda Murray

Hilda Schmissrauter Murray

Executive Vice President & Partner
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
Carol Poston

Carol Poston

Senior Manager, Marketing Services
LifePoint Health
Cecelia Prewett

Cecelia J. Prewett

Managing Director
SKDKnickerbocker
Rex Repass

Rex L. Repass

President
Research America Inc.
Tiffani Saxton

Tiffani Saxton

Senior Manager, Brand Marketing & Communications
Drift Car Sharing, Allstate Service Businesses
Tim Sellers

Tim Sellers

Partner, Director of Operations & Client Development
Inferno
Andrew Shafer

Andrew Shafer

President
Strategic Development Solutions
Gloria Sharrar

Gloria Sharrar

Senior Vice President, Technology & Operations (Retired)
Bank of America
Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith

Chief, Projects & Systems
U.S. Government Publishing Office
Marcellus Turner

Marcellus Turner

City Librarian
The Seattle Public Library
Missy Wallen

Martha A. (Missy) Wallen

Chairman, Knoxville Group
Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc.

Alaka Williams

SVP, People & Culture
Discovery, Inc.
John Williams

John T. Williams

Chief Executive Officer
The Regional Eye Center
Sharrie Williams

Sharrie Williams

News Anchor
WPVI-TV, ABC Philadelphia
Deb Woolley

Deb Woolley

Owner
Customized Management Training and Consulting
Shali Zhang

Shali Zhang

Dean of Libraries and Professor
Auburn University

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
Mary Beth West

Mary Beth West

Public Relations Strategist