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Lawrence Herbert School of Communication

Dean's Council

The Herbert School of Communication's Dean's Council consists of Herbert School of Communication alumni and friends of Hofstra. They are responsible for advising administrators and providing input concerning educational programs, events, student opportunities, and facilities and operations. The Dean's Council is essentially responsible for ensuring that the school continues to flourish in the rapidly changing world of communications and media convergence. The Council is also a networking tool for students seeking internships and job opportunities upon graduation. Each Council member brings something unique to the school and we are proud to introduce each one of them to you.

Beth Carey `94 
Senior Editorial Producer
Headline News "Primetime Justice with Ashleigh Banfield"

David Chauvin `04 
Vice President
Zimmerman/Edelson, Inc.

Heather Cohen `98 
Executive Vice President
The Weiss Agency

Lou Finocchiaro ‘94

Sherry Goldman `80 
President
Goldman Communications Group

Michael Harrison `71 
President
Focus Communications/Talk Media, Inc.

Donna Iucolano `86, `88, `94 
Digital Business Advisor & Adjunct Associate Professor 
Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University

Cameron Kadison `03 
Partner
Mortar Media

John Kominicki 
Publisher and Editor in Chief 
Innovate Long Island

Joseph Livecchi `90 
CEO
Noble Savages

Jed Morey `02 
President
Morey Publishing

Rich Muhlstock ‘89

Bonnie Optekman 
Consultant
Emerging Technologies

Lisa Pedrogo `88 
Vice President, NY Engineering & Strategic Initiatives
Turner Broadcasting System

Michael Rogers `73 
Co-Founder
Madandwall

Steve Rubel `91 
Chief Content Strategist
Edelman

John Salzinger ’93 
Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer
MPOWERD

John Shea 
Vice President and General Manager
Cox Media Group, Long Island

Lance Ulanoff `86 
Chief Correspondent and Editor-at-Large
Mashable

Joseph Vincent `02 
SVP Operations
Dow Jones & Company

Jay Wallace `00 
President of News
Fox News Channel

Maryann Watson `00 
EVP, Brand Marketing & Communications
PMK•BNC

Stevland Wilson `00 
Producer/Contributing Correspondent, ESPN
President, Landmine Productions