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Dean's Council

The SOC Dean's Council serves as the principal external volunteer board of the School of Communication at American University. Composed of leading alumni, parents, and friends of the University and a current SOC student, the SOC Dean's Council provides a high level national resource network from the business, government and non-profit communities. Council members serve as ambassadors of AU to build broad-based support for the School's initiatives, partnerships, Centers and academic programs, and to elevate the visibility of the School, nationally and internationally.

Jeff Rutenbeck
Dean, School of Communication, American University

Patrick H. Butler, MA/SOC ’96, Chair
President and CEO, Association of Public Television Stations,

Jim M. Brady, BA/SOC '89
CEO & Founder, Billy Penn

Chris Bravacos, BA/SOC '87
President and CEO, Bravo Group

Rhonda Joy Brown, BA/SOC ’76
CEO/Founder, Greystone Advisors

Alisyn Camerota, BA/SOC ’88
Anchor, CNN Worldwide

Lorraine Cichowski, MA/SOC ’76

Jennifer Collins, BA/SOC ’96
Event Planning Group, LLC

Rick D. Davis BA/SPA '81
Executive Vice President, CNN

David R. Drobis, MA/SOC ’65
Chairman Emeritus, Ketchum, Inc., Member, American University Board of Trustees

Carey M. Earle, BA/SOC ’88
Director, Market Development, National Life Group

Keith G. Fleer, BA/SPA ’64, JD/WCL ’67
Owner and Entertainment Lawyer, Keith G. Fleer Professional Corporation  

Darryl B. Frank, BA/SOC ’91
Co-Head, DreamWorks Television

Erin M. Fuller BA/SPA '93, MPA/SPA '98
President, Coulter

Barry J. Josephson, BA/SPA ’78
President, Josephson Entertainment  

Michael W. Kempner, BA/SPA ’81
President and Chief Executive Officer, The MWW Group  

Barry L. Levinson, ND/SOC ’67
Writer, Director, and Producer, Baltimore Pictures

James E. Middleton, BA/SOC '84
Motion Picture Producer

Joy Thomas Moore, BA/SOC ’72, MA/SOC ’73
President and CEO, JWS Media Consulting  

Mitchell H. Nedick, BA/SPA ’73
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The CW Television Network

Anthony D. Perkins, BA/SOC ’81
Anchor, Fox 5 News

William L. Reihl, BA/SOC ’94
Managing Director, Global Brand Marketing Practice, Ketchum, Inc.

Steven M. Saferin, BA/SOC ’70
President, Scientific Games' Properties Group, Chief Creative Officer, Scientific Games Ventures

Diane Sutter, MS/SOC '74
Trustee, KFWB Asset Trust, President/CEO ShootingStar Broadcasting 

Sergio Terra
Regional Manager, Eastern Region Sales
Professional Solutions of America, Sony Electronics Inc

Amy Weiss, BA/SOC '87
Chief Executive Officer, WEISS Public Affairs

Susan W. Zirinsky, BA/SOC ’74
Senior Executive Producer, CBS News 

The Campaign for SOC

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