Journalism Advancement Council

Technology is changing fast, and it’s driving massive shifts in the fields of journalism and communication. The SOJC's Journalism Advancement Council helps us stay relevant. It keeps us on the leading edge. It tells us what real-world skills our students need to cultivate. These experts in the field are instrumental in ensuring the SOJC lives up to its reputation for excellence.


Anne Marie Levis, MBA ’96
President Funk/Levis & Associates

Barbara Blangiardi ’79
SVP Strategies & Creative Partnerships FOX Sports


Jon Anderson
President & Publisher, Random Lengths Publications (retired)

Scott Bedbury ’80
Founder and CEO of Brandstream, Inc.

Cameron Blanchard ’91
SVP of Communications, Charter Communications

Therese Bottomly ’83
Editor and Vice President of Content, The Oregonian/OregonLive

Reid Carr ‘98
CEO, Red Door Interactive

Julie Dixon
Nonfiction Author
Co-founder/Advertising (retired) Sports Incorporated

Tonya Dressel ’88
University of Oregon Foundation Board Member

Drake Hills ’18
Sports Reporter, The Tennessean

Bill Imada
Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer, IW Group, Inc.

Rick Jacobs
Executive News Director (retired) KGW-TV

Ryan Knutson ’09
Co-host and News Editor of The Journal podcast, The Wall Street Journal

Nancy Loo ’86
West Coast Bureau Correspondent, NewsNation

Michele Matassa Flores ’85
Executive Editor, The Seattle Times

Gina Matthews ’90
Television Producer, Writer
Founder of Little Engine Productions

Jim Pensiero ’75
Deputy Managing Editor (retired), The Wall Street Journal

Erica Pereira Kubr ’00
Director, Technology Communications & Global Operations

Neal Rosen ’74
Owner, Rosen Communications (retired)

Anna Sanford ’06
Vice President, Leadership Communications and Strategy, Visa Inc.

Betty Staniak ’80
Writer/Brand Strategist (freelance)
Senior Writer/Producer, State Farm Creative (retired)

Paul Suchman
Chief Marketing Office Entercom Communications Corp.

Jane Wildman ’83
Past President and Board of Directors Member (current), Combe, Inc.

Tracy Wong ’81
Chairman and Creative Director, WONGDOODY