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Communication Advisory Board

The Communication Advisory Board links the communication program at Marist College with the external professional community. Specifically, the mission of the Board is to provide guidance on current industry trends and offer links among faculty, students, and the various professional communities that comprise the communication program at Marist College.

Michael O'Brien, '86, Chair

Partner & Global Chief Client Officer, Ketchum, Inc.
Lark-Marie Anton, '99 James Baumann, '90
Chief Communications Officer at Jump Ventures Experience Architect and Director, First Bourn
Thomas F. Coyne, '91 Christine Blaine, '88
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Coyne Communications, Inc. Senior Vice President, Sweety High
Jessie (Yesenia) Cruz-Troy, '95 Michael O'Looney, '87
Director, Brand Partnerships, mitu Head of Communications, Hedge Fund Management Firm
John Gilmartin, '75 Kevin MacLellan, '89
Senior Producer & Director, NBC Sports   Chairman of NBCUniversal International
Maria Gordon Shydlo, '87 Christine Petrillo, '88
Communications Consultant, Shydlo Communications,  
Public Relations Director at UnitedHealthcare
Vice President, Brand Partnerships, Al Roker Entertainment
John Liporace, '88 Robert Reynolds LaForty, '85
Managing Partner of Taylor Global (formerly Alan Taylor Communications) Producer, CBS Early Show
H. Gita McCutcheon, '00 J.W. Stewart, '93
Founder, Gita Group Sports Anchor/Reporter, NBC Connecticut,
Adjunct Professor, University of New Haven