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Dept of Communication Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the Department of Communication is instrumental in helping guide the department's vision and growth. They are also an invaluable resource for undergraduate communication students, offering mentoring at annual networking events such as COMMConnect and NYCOMM. The board, most of whom are Communication alumni, is comprised of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and role models in the field of communication. They span a wide range of professions and approach communication from a multitude of perspectives, working in the fields of media, news, marketing, gaming, film, investment, law, and non-profit.


Lou Diamond

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, THRIVE

Colleen Fahey Rush

Executive Vice President and Chief Research Officer, Viacom Media Networks

Amy Fraser

Associate, Parc Home Retail and Design; Co-Chair, Joshua House Fund

Neeraj Khemlani

President and Group Head, Hearst Entertainment & Syndication

Peggy Koenig

Co-CEO and Managing Partner, ABRY Partners, LLC

Kevin Reilly

President, TBS and TNT; Chief Creative Officer, Turner Entertainment

Scott Schiller

Executive Vice President/General Manager, Advertising Sales, Marketing, NBCUniversal

Ryan Silbert

Founder and Principal, Origin Story Entertainment; Creative Director and Partner, Toy Closet Films


Scott Neuman

Global Director of Marketing, IBM Waterson Internet of Things

Kate Snow

Anchor, MSNBC Live with Kate Snow; National Correspondent, NBC News; Anchor, NBC Nightly News Sunday Editions