The purpose of the Journalism Advancement Council (JAC) is to support the mission and goals of the School of Journalism and Communication (SOJC). The council provides advice, advocacy and financial support for the SOJC. JAC members are selected for their professional expertise and ability to promote and personally participate in the ongoing improvement of the School.


Mark Zusman, MA ’78
Publisher/Editor, Willamette Week


Jon Anderson
President/Publisher, Random Length Publications

Steve Bass
President and CEO, Oregon Public Broadcasting

Scott Bedbury, BS ’80
Founder/CEO, Brandstream, Inc.

Barbara Blangiardi, BS ’79
SVP Strategies & Creative Partnerships, FOX Sports

Kari Boiler, BA ’93
Founder, Kari Boiler Inc.—Life and Talent Coach

Therese Bottomly, BA ’83
Managing Editor, The Oregonian

Tim Clevenger, class of ’86
Vice President – Brand, Creative, and B2C Strategy & Integrated Marketing, Cambia Health Solutions

John Costa
Editor-in-Chief, The Bulletin

Julie Dixon
Co-Founder (Retired), Sports Incorporated

Ken Doctor, MA ’79
News Industry Analyst, Newsonomics

Corey duBrowa, BA ’88
SVP Global Public Affairs, Starbucks Coffee Company

Brian Erb, BS ’85
Partner (Retired), Ropes & Gray, LLC

Shirley Hancock, BS ’80
JennaCooperPR; Contributing Writer for 1859 Magazine; Former anchor/reporter KOIN-TV

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

Steve O’Leary, BS ’69
Chairman, O’Leary and Partners

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

Scott Reames, BA ’89
Corporate Historian, Nike

Neal Rosen, BS ’74
Owner, Rosen Communications

Betty Staniak, BS ’80 
Sr. Writer/Producer, State Farm Creative

Gayle Timmerman, BA ’69
Classified Advertising Manager (Retired), The Oregonian

Tracy Wong, BA ’81
Chairman, Creative Director, WONGDOODY