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Department of Communication

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is comprised of 10 community leaders and 10 Communication Department alumni who are the backbone to our organization; using their talents and strengths to direct us in areas of marketing, fundraising, branding, and networking opportunities for our students as they work through NPACE. These individuals will assist us in communicating the goals and standards of our mission to the community. Each member of the Advisory Board brings years of experience and specialized skills that are an asset to our unique blending of theory and service learning curriculum.

Lee Brantley

Company: Columbus State University
Position: Chair of the Communication Advisory Board


Pam Fair

Company: Piedmont Columbus Regional
Position: Executive Director of Safe Kids Columbus

Paul Fincher

Company: Groce & Fincher
Position: Real Estate Professional

David Pope

Company: Aflac
Position: Senior Lead ERP Consultant

Leigh Yaughn

Company: Aflac
Position: Account Relations Executive

Kat Canella

Company: Columbus State University
Position: Assistant Director for Leadership/Facilitation

Joel F. Ames

Company: Piedmont Columbus Regional
Position: Director of Marketing Public Relations and Corporate Communications

Cyndy Cerbin

Company: National Infantry Museum Foundation
Position: Director of Marketing and Communications

Altovise Filmore

Company: Sample
Position: Attorney

John T. Hargrove

Company: Johnson & Johnson
Position: Retired Executive and Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army

Peter Bowden

Company: Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau
Position: President/CEO

David Hart

Company: National Infantry Museum Foundation
Position: Director of Marketing and Communications

Todd Kalish

Company: Chick-fil-A
Position: Operator

Jimbo Martin

Company: PMB Broadcasting
Position: Owner

Cassie Meyers

Company: Pezold Management
Position: Marketing/Public Relations

Bridget Markwood

Company: Leader N U
Position: CEO

Ross McDuffie

Company: Ledger-Enquirer
Position: Vice President of Advertising

Jay O'Neal

Company: Columbus State University
Position: Disability Service Center

Holly Steuart

Company: WTVM
Position: Vice President and General Manager