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Dept of Communication Advisory Board

The Department of Communication’s Advisory Board, established in 2009, was tasked with providing support, advice, and counsel to the chair, faculty, students, and staff on issues central to the Department’s mission and helping to build bridges to the Department and University’s alumni. Our Advisory Board members provide invaluable resources to our students: mentorship at the networking event, COMMConnect; visits to their organizations during NYCOMM and LACOMM; and internships and other opportunities. The board is comprised of Cornell alumni (primarily Communication graduates), and all are industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and role models in the field of communication. They span a wide range of professions, and they approach communication from a multitude of perspectives, working in 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