Advisory Board

The Newhouse Advisory Board supports the dean, faculty and staff in their efforts to make Newhouse the country’s leading institution for education and research in communications.


Sandra Cordova Micek ’91
President and CEO, WTTW/WFMT

Active Members

Barry Baker ’73
Senior Advisor, Lee Equity

Neil Canell
Managing Director, J.P. Morgan

Deborah Curtis ’90
Vice President, Global Sponsorships/Experimental Marketing, American Express Company

Brian Edelman ’03

Andrea Fant-Hobbs ’82
Chief Brand Officer, Brand Strategy, Development and Innovation LLC

Shelly Lotman Fisher ’80
CEO, Pay It Forward Group LLC

Eric Frankel ’79
CEO, AdGreetz

Steven Fuchs ’79
CEO, True North Inc.

Nicholas Godfrey ’02

Kristina Hahn, ’98
Director of Global Sellside Strategy and Operations, Google Inc.

Deborah Henretta ’85
Partner and Vice Chairman, G100 Company

Joyce Hergenhan ’63
Vice President, Communications (Retired), General Electric

Peter A. Horvitz ’76
President, PAH Investments LLC

Beth Ann Kaminkow ’89
Global CEO, VMLY&R Commerce

Keith Kaplan ’91
Global CEO, Kinetic Worldwide

Larry Kramer ’72
Former President and Publisher, USA TODAY

Michael Lehman 
Partner/Attorney, Lehman and Lehman LLP

Christopher Licht ’93
EVP, Special Programming, CBS
Executive Producer/Showrunner, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

Gary Lico ’76
Sole Proprietor, GARYLICO.TV

Rob Light ’78
Partner and Managing Director/Head of Music, Creative Artists Agency

L. Camille Massey ’87
Founding Executive Director, Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice, The City University of New York School of Law

John Douglas Miller ’72
Chair, NBCUniversal Marketing Council

Robert Miron ’59
Chairman and CEO (Retired), Advance/Newhouse Communications

Eric Mower ’66, G’68
Chairman and CEO, Mower

Jack Myers ’69
Media Ecologist, MediaVillage

Philip Nardone Jr. ’82
President and CEO, PAN Communications Inc.

Michael Perlis ’76
Vice Chairman and Adviser to the Board, Forbes Media

Bruce Perlmutter ’81
Senior Vice President, Production, Condé Nast Entertainment

Tonia O’Connor ’92
Former CEO, Chopra Global

Philip Quartararo ’77
President, Tripod Entertainment

Melissa Richards-Person ’89
Senior Vice President, Chief Brand Officer, Papa John’s International

Douglas Robinson ’85
Principal, Doug Robinson Productions

Gary Schanman ’92
Senior Vice President, Video Products, Charter Communications

Seth Solomons ’91
Chief Marketing Officer, Equinox

Shari Misher Stenzler ’92
Owner and Founder, London Misher Public Relations

Charles Stevens ’77
Freelance Journalist

John Sykes ’77
President, Entertainment Enterprises, iHeartMedia

Mike Tirico ’88
Sportscaster, NBC Sports

Luis Torres-Bohl ’82, G’85
President and Founder, Castalia Communications Corporation

Joyce Tudryn-Friberger ’81
President and CEO, IRTS Foundation

David N. Watson
President and CEO, Comcast Corporation

Jim Weiss ’87
Chairman and CEO, W2O Group

Bryan Wiener ’92
Chief Executive Officer, Profitero

Melinda Witmer
Former Executive Vice President, Chief Video Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Time Warner Cable Networks

Howard Woolley ’80
President, Howard Woolley Group LLC

Dana Zimmer ’92
Executive Vice President and Chief Distribution and Strategy Officer, Nexstar Media Group

Emeritus Members

Joan Adler G’76
Assistant Vice President of Regional Programs, Syracuse University Los Angeles

James Andrews ’93
Vice President of Licensing, Andrews McMeel Publishing

Roger Conner ’70
President and CEO, Conner Communications LLC

Shanti Das ’93
Owner, PressReset Entertainment

William Doescher ’61
President and CEO, The Doescher Group Ltd.

Pamela Giddon Freedman ’73
Owner/Marketing Chief, ZipLine Hilton Head and Broad Creek Marina & Adventures

Andrew Heller
Vice Chairman (Retired), Turner Broadcasting System Inc.

Stephen M. Jacoby ’76
Westfield Corporation

Steve Leeds ’73
Vice President, Talent Relations and Industry Affairs, SiriusXM

Arthur Liu G’66President and CEO, Multicultural Radio Broadcasting Inc.

Donald Lockett ’74
Principal, iD-Media Solutions

Sean McDonough ’84
Broadcaster, ESPN

David O’Neil ’84
Partner, Rini Coran PC

Andrea Davis Pinkney ’85
Vice President, Editor-at-Large, Scholastic Trade

Howard Polskin ’73
President, Polskin Media

Anthony Renda ’60
President, Renda Broadcasting Corporation

Stephen Rogers ’62
Publisher and Editor in Chief, The Post-Standard

Walter Sabo ’73
CEO and Owner, Sabo Media Inc.

Marianne Samenko ’79
Senior Director, Marketing, Chase Card Services, JP Morgan Chase

Mark Sena ’76 G’78
President, Mars Communications Inc.

Michael Terpin ’78
Founder and CEO, SocialRadius

George Verschoor ’83
Producer and Director, Television and Film, Hoosick Falls Productions Inc.

Stephen Wilkes ’80
Photographer, Stephen Wilkes Photography Inc.

Honorary Members

Steven Newhouse

Angela Robinson ’78
Director of Operations, National Association of Black Journalists