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Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies

Alumni

We’re publishing alumni news and accomplishments to help our graduates stay connected with Towson and one another. If you’d like to share your news, please send updates to mccs@towson.edu. Be sure to include your year of graduation and any relevant web or social media links.

2013

Nicole Bock '13 is an Associate at Mindshare, a global advertising agency in New York City, doing media planning for print, radio and TV campaigns.

Erica Dreher '13 is an assistant buyer in national video activation on the Pfizer account for Carat, a media agency in New York City.

Lauren Grimsley '13 is a marketing associate at Vocus, developing leads to drive sales opportunities and gathers business intelligence on companies, leads and prospects.

Alison Jarvis '13 is a technical recruiter at Insight Global Inc., an IT staffing firm in Baltimore.

Jazmine Johnson '13 is an editorial assistant at SparkAction, an online journalism and youth advocacy non-profit.

Janet Krater ’13 is a customer service associate at PNC Bank.

Samantha Lozano '13 is assistant account executive at Nevins & Associates, supporting multiple accounts in media relations, event planning, research, writing and social media.

Rachel Nugent '13 is an account coordinator at DBC PR + New Media, a public relations agency, assisting with consumer brand accounts.

Brittany Oliver '13 is a communications associate at the ACLU of Maryland, providing support in social media, multi-media advocacy campaigns, public outreach events and more.

Kate Ronan '13 is a small business account manager at Vocus maintining relationships with existing customers.

Timothy Sanders, Jr. '13 is a junior interactive strategist for MGH, a marketing agency in Owings Mills, Maryland..

Jenay Scribner-Brown '13 is an administrative student trainee at the United States Attorneys, Equal Employment Opportunity Office for the Department of Justice.

Victoria Sydnor '13 is a public affairs officer at the Comptroller of Maryland.

Ethan Tome '13 is a production coordinator at Branderati, a digital agency in New York City.

Brianne Young ‘13 is a campaign specialist at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Owings Mills, Md.

 

2012

Sarah Anderson '12 is a marketing assistant at Liberty Property Trust supporting corporate marketing efforts in Maryland.

Chelsea Boice '12 is public relations coordinator at the National MS Society, National Capital Chapter.

Dinah Brennan '12 is an executive assistant for Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, Inc., handling office operations and public relations, and working with the board’s marketing committee.

Johanna Butler '12 works with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation hosting school and univeristy events.

Danielle Calogera ’12 is an account executive in public relations and social media at Coburn Communication in New York City.

Michael Cheslock '12 is an administrative coordinator at Johns Hopkins University, working for the office of Principal Gifts writing briefings, drafting correspondence to donors and updating the online database.

Erica Croce '12 is a marketing and events manager at Mad River Bar & Grille, a restaurant in Federal Hill, Baltimore.

Rachel Cronauer '12 is an executive assistant to the CEO of Koncepts Marketing assisting Baltimore City doctors with billing, accounting and employees.

Logan Dilts '12 is in charge of sales and marketing for Brandywine Disposal, Inc., and is the executive assistant for Brandywine Sand and Gravel Company.

Jared Ferguson '12 is a federal account executive at Accu-Tech Corporation, selling wiring solutions to federal end users, integrators and contractors.

Amanda Frye '12 is a marketing manager at Mission Media in Baltimore, directing interactive and print advertising projects, and rebranding and identity projects.

Katrina Garcia '12 is a public & community relations coordinator at Ratner Companies assisting in cause marketing initiatives for all Ratner brands.

Amanda Guagliardo '12 is an editor at eReleases Press Release Distribution Services, a distribution partner of PR Newswire.

Laura Hager '12 is the assistant account executive at Nevins & Associates PR. LinkedIn

Chelsea Herskovitz '12 is an admissions counselor for Youth for Understanding in Bethesda, Md.

Laura Hyatt '12 is a Marketing Coordinator at The Bozzuto Group.

Nicole Martineau '12 is an associate publicist at Media Connect in Washington, D.C.

Lauren Modica '12 is a department manager for Target and is attending grad school at John Hopkins University.

Kerri Norris ’12 is account executive for 98 Rock and Ravens Radio in Baltimore.

Jenna Pellegrino '12 is an account manager at Insight Global.

Kristina Ramos '12 is a communications coordinator for WIN Family Services, a nonprofit organization.

Jordan Russell '12 is a production assistant at Fox 45 in Baltimore. LinkedIn

Samantha Sherer '12 is the marketing manager for Trout Daniel & Associates, a commercial real estate and property management firm in Baltimore, Md. LinkedIn

Christopher Smith '12 is working as an assistant producer at Gannett Co.

Matt Tennenbaum '12 is a digital ad traffic specialist at Sinclair Broadcast Group setting up, managing, and optimizing campaigns for television stations websites.

Ashley Ward '12 is working as a news tip specialist in the Viewer Communication Managment department of CNN in Atlanta, Ga.

Lydia Yodie '12 is a business development & marketing executive at a technology design firm responsible for CRM database development and contact research, marketing material production and design capabilities and managing nationwide business development initiatives.

Alyssa Zauderer '12 is a writer and assignment editor for WPIX-TV, the CW affiliate in NYC. After graduation, she worked as an associate producer and assignment editor for NBC Connecticut, where she was part of the Peabody Award winning team that covered the Sandy Hook Elmentary School shooting.

 

2011

Ashley Barnett '11 is a social media coordinator at Sinclair Broadcast Group. Twitter

Jillian Benna '11 is a digital client service representative at MTV Networks. 

Stacie Blanke '11 is an account executive at DBA Public Relations in New York City.

Christopher Brandow '11 is an account executive for Centron, a healthcare communications agency.

Chelsea Brewster '11 is an associate director of account management at the Media Innovation Group located in New York overseeing existing client accounts and improving internal strategy to help win new business.

Erin Buddemeyer '11 is a marketing coordinator with North American Title Company creating newsletters and flyers, maintaining Facebook and Twitter sites and attending real estate trade shows and conventions.

Danielle Burton ’11 is a sales floor team leader at Target where she leads a team of 250 employees.

Amanda Cohen '11 is a business development and capture manager at Powertek Corporation.

John Custer '11 is a medical device sales associate with Zimmer (the world's No. 1 musculoskeletal company) selling medical equipment and consulting with orthopedic surgeons.

Courtney Fischer '11 is an account executive at The Leffler Agency in Baltimore.

Amanda Friedberg '11 is a healthcare recruiter for TEKsystems assisting healthcare clients nationwide with global services and healthcare IT solutions.

Frank Fusco '11 is a copywriter at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco.

Erica Glotfelty ’11 is communications and website manager for the Outdoor Advertising Association of America where she manages social media and assists with marketing.

Lauren Greenberg '11 is a digital development coordinator at This Old House,  part of Time Inc.

Daniel J. Gross '11 is a night cops reporter for the Frederick News-Post in Frederick, Md. http://www.fredericknewspost.com Twitter

Harry Hammel '11 is an account coordinator at Sandy Hillman Communications. Twitter

Amy Holdridge '11 is a marketing coordinator at Carroll Hospital Center coordinating external community programs, organizing hospital special events and providing project management support.

Linnita Hosten '11 is an outreach coordinator at the University System of Maryland Twitter

Rebecca Jackson '11 is a marketing assistant at Cushman & Wakefield, a global commercial real estate firm, producing marketing materials and coordinating marketing initiatives.

Kaitlin LeDonne '11 is a marketing manager for Mariner Finance.

Amy Lucantoni '11 is assistant account executive at Havas PR in New York City. Twitter

Lisa Lucantoni '11 is inventory management coordinator for Undertone, a digital advertising agency in New York City.

Molly Melendez '11 is a promotions coordinator at the Maryland Science Center. Twitter

Keith Myers '11 is a pharmaceutical sales representative at Forest Laboratories.

Jessica Patel '11 is the CES operations coordinator for the Consumer Electronics Association.

Ashleigh Payne '11 is an account coordinator at TBC Advertising in Baltimore, Md. Twitter

Rossella Procopio '11 is the publishing assistant in the subsidiary rights department at two sister publishing companies, Brookes Publishing Co. and Health Professions Press.

Autumn Rose '11 is a staff writer/reporter at The Advocate of Carroll County. Twitter

Matthew Scales '11 is a development & communications associate for Star-Spangled 200, Inc.

Dana Schroeder '11 is the director of corporate communications at the Chesapeake Group.

Beth Shibley '11 is a sales and service associate at The Bozzuto Group.

Deepika Thadhani '11 is the public relations and marketing coordinator for The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.

Erika Walther '11 works with youth in the juvenile system for the AmericCorps Delaware Choice Program. After her year of service, she plans to go to graduate school. 

Halley Weinstein '11 is an account executive at the Leffler Agency.

Carrie Wood '11 is a marketing and promotions assistant for the York Revolution. She spent the 2011 baseball season working for the Washington Nationals.

 

2010

Amanda Antosh '10 is a marketing and public relations coordinator for HZDG, a full-service integrated creative agency.

Brooke Buford '10 is an anchor and reporter at KALB-TV in Alexandria, La.

Valerie Bragg '10 is a sports reporter for KGNS-TV in Laredo, Texas.

Hailey Cohen '10 is a business development and capture manager at Powertek Corporation.

Lisa Cummins '10 is a marketing coordinator at Scholastic Inc. in New York City coordinating multi-platform marketing initiatives for brands such as Clifford The Big Red Dog and The Magic School Bus.

Chris Daley '10 is a senior account executive at Maroon PR in Columbia, Md.

Chase Dashiell '10 is a digital senior planner on the Macy's account in NYC at MEC Global.

Liz Deitz '10 is a product marketing coordinator for Thomson Reuters in Philadelphia, Pa.

Sarah Dirndorfer '10 is a project manager at Potomac Communications Group, a strategic public relations firm in Washington, D.C. Website Twitter

Josh Flynn '10  launched Bowie Patch before becoming an account executive at the web design firm Ignition 72. He is also a part-time producer at WBAL radio.

Lauren Gallagher '10 is an account coordinator at MGH, a full service advertising agency.

Emily Hawse '10 is a senior talent acquisition specialist in the Human Resources & Recruiting Department at Brown Advisory in Baltimore, Md. She is responsible for hiring investment professionals including Finance, Economics and Business majors. LinkedIn

Chelsea Hunt '10 is a user experience analyst for the National Geographic Society.
Lisa Janik ‘10 is a senior media strategist at 24/7 Media Inc.

Kristen Lowenwirth '10 is a HR program and compliance specialist at Infogroup focusing on affirmative action, communication and branding, job description creation and policy management. LinkedIn

Brittany Lyle '10 is a proposal coordinator at Powertek Corporation in Rockville, MD. 
Christina Madaras '10 is a marketing specialist at Lafayette Federal Credit Union in Kensington, Md.

Melissa Madigan '10 is a certified event planner and the marketing and events coordinator for Wilkins Automotive in Glen Burnie. Twitter

Marisa Manning '10 is a marketing analyst in branded entertainment network sales at NBC Universal in New York City.

Kara Manos '10 is a marketing consultant for Vocus, Inc., a cloud marketing and PR software company in Beltsville, Md. She is also the founder and editor of the D.C. based beauty blog, Politics of Pretty. Twitter LinkedIn

Danielle Marmorale '10 is a product manager for Macy’s Merchandising Group at LFUSA overseeing product design, development and commercialization. 

Ida Martin '10 is a reception coordinator for the Career Management Center with the Columbia Business School.

Melissa C. Novak '10 is a graduate assistant and online relations/web editor at Rowan University, graduating with a M.A. Public Relations in May 2012. Twitter

Christina Peterson '10 is a marketing coordinator for the architecture firm Hord | Coplan | Macht.

Stacia Prassinas '10 worked at the Baltimore Sun as an advertising sales associate and is currently enrolled in the Chesapeake School of Esthetics. Twitter

Havilah R. Ross '10 is working as a recruitment manager at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth Ruth '10 is a marketing and account manager at VueCare Media.

Melissa Springer '10 is an account coordinator at Second Wind in Wyomissing, Pa.

Colin Stevens '10 is working as a sports reporter at The Gazette in Prince George's, Montgomery and Frederick Counties.

Danielle Vykol '10 is a manager of retail partnerships at Mally Beauty in Towson.Amanda

Tyler Waldman '10 is the editor of Essex-Middle River Patch. Twitter

Amanda Warfield, APR, '07 (B.A.) and '10 (M.S.) is a communications manager at Northrop Grumman.

Lindsay Worek '10 is a student housing office assistant at Princeton University where she coordinates graduate housing.

 

2009

Kiersten Babicki '09 is a Communication Assistant for Goldwell and KMS California Kao USA.

David Biglari '09 is a digital strategist at Johns Hopkins University, developing and managing the graduate nursing school's digital presence.

Stephanie Colao '09 is an associate manager of membership and marketing at The Center Club in Baltimore.

Matt Cruz '09 is a video journalist at Dual Cam Productions in Silver Spring, Md.

Nick DiMarco '09 is a digital content producer with ABC2 News in Baltimore. He specializes in multimedia and enterprise reporting, social media strategy and digital content management. Twitter

Jennifer Dodson '09 founded Adashmore Creative, a marketing and design business. Twitter

Matthew Grant '09 is a special assistant for social media and online communications for the United States Senate, Sergeant at Arms.

Alaina Graves '09 is a hospitality coordinator for Swiss Post Solutions where she plans conferences and events.

Christine Johnson '09 is the director of marketing and new media for Friends of John Sarbanes. Twitter

Jeff Koslofsky '09 works is a digital manager at the Johns Hopkins University Office of Alumni Relations. Twitter

Ilyse Landsman '09 is a sales consultant for Kao USA, supplier of Goldwell and KMS California professional hair care products, in Linthicum Heights, Md.

Shanna Liberman '09 is a digital producer at Ketchum. Twitter

Krystina Lucido '09 serves as the online communications editor for the Greater Baltimore Committee, as executive director of Sports Boosters of Maryland, a volunteer-based nonprofit raising money for youth sports programs, and as a columnist for 20-Something Magazine. She graduated from Georgetown University '11 with a Master's in journalism. Twitter

Elizabeth Malliakos '09 is senior program manager for Best Buddies International in Baltimore, Md.

Kiel McLaughlin '09 is a marketing communications coordinator at Johns Hopkins University.

Dean Opriasa '09 is a content strategist at Deutsch. Twitter LinkedIn

Patrick Smith ’09 is an award-winning freelance photojournalist covering the Baltimore/Washington metro region and beyond. Website

Win Nie Soon '09 is an account manager with Naga DDB, an advertising agency in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

Rebin Wong '09 is a broadcast journalist in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia at 8TV.

Nicole Wolosoff '09 is an attorney and Vice President and Counsel of Langdon Title Agency, LLC.

 

2008

Krysten Applebaum '08 is the marketing coordinator for Girl Scouts of Central Maryland running the organization's social media and Internet marketing.

Catherine McCormack '08 is a media supervisor at Edelman in New York City working with national health and consumer health clients.

Matt Milligan '08 is the project and marketing manager at MOS Creative, Columbia, Md. LinkedIn

Ashley Oliver '08 is a career specialist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, recruiting nursing support staff for the hospital.

Ryan Reed '08 is a multimedia producer at Smithsonian magazine. Twitter

Matt Vensel '08 is a reporter and blogger who covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun. Twitter

 

2007

Jessica Carambelas ‘07 is a clothier at Tom James.

Kristi Funderburk ’07 has begun a new reporting job at the Asbury Park Press covering Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, Point Pleasant and Point Pleasant Beach (a.k.a. The beach beat in Ocean County).

Kathleen Neary '07 is an account executive at Medical Knowledge Group.

Emily Rill '07 is a social architect at Salesforce Marketing Cloud working in a pre-sales strategy with global enterprise-level clients.

Renee Schapiro ‘07 is an operations coordinator and strategic media analyst for I.M.P. where she coordinates show confirmation details and analyzes marketing efforts for local concert venues.

Brian Stelter '07 is a senior media correspondent for CNN and the host of Reliable Sources. While working for The New York Times, he was featured in the 2011 documentary Page One. Twitter

Derek Szczyglowski '07 is a media buyer at PrecisionDemand in New York City and is responsible for planning and buying television ad campaigns on the national level.

Darnay Tripp’07  has just accepted a new position as the Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter at KREM 2, the CBS affiliate in Spokane, WA.

 

2006

Todd Eckman '06 is an account executive with Network Media Partners. www.networkmediapartners.com  working with professional and trade Associations to grow their media and event offerings.

Joey Flyntz '06 is an editorial producer for MLB.com. Previously, he was sports information director at the University of Maryland and sports editor at the Logansport Pharos-Tribune.

Roseline Hooks '06 is an interactive eHealth manager at IQ Solutions, Inc. in Rockville, Md. Twitter

Mollie Parker '06 is an online marketing consultant for RSO Consulting in San Francisco managing client SEO, SMO and PPC strategies. Twitter

Deirdre Parry’06 is the special sections manager at The Gazette/Comprint Military Publications, a division of Post Newsweek Media.

Brooks Perry '06 is a marketing program manager at Merkle, Inc.

Stefanie Hare Roeder '06 is a marketing specialist at Metro Bank overseeing the marketing for 17 locations.

 

2000-2005

Emily Coburn '05 is a marketing coordinator for Meritain Health, an Aetna Company.

Leslie Cox '05 is a public relations coordinator at Visit Baltimore.

Kelly R. Creamer ’03 is a Sales Operations Project Manager for USA TODAY Newspaper/Gannett Corporation.

Chris Daley '03 is manager of business and partnership development with Maroon PR.

Frani Lieberman '05 is a senior account supervisor at M Booth & Associates. Website Twitter

Ryan Mitchell '04 is a senior account executive at IMREFacebook Website

Meghann Siwinski Malone '00 is marketing manager at IMRE, a full-service marketing firm in Sparks, Md., that specializes in the financial services, healthcare, home and building and sports industries.

Danielle Babcock Sapienza '05 worked as a community liaison for Home Instead Senior Care in Melbourne, Fla.

Ron Snyder '00 is the editor of Essex-Middle River Patch.

 

1990s

Robyn F. Johnson '99 is senior technical writer/editor at SAIC, a scientific, engineering and technology applications company in Baltimore.

Adam Marton '99 is director of interactive design at The Baltimore Sun. He teaches mass media graphics in our department. Website

Jonathan Oleisky '92 is the CEO/Founder at Media 924, an integrated social media marketing and social media strategy firm. LinkedIn

 

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