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Lawrence Herbert School of Communication

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.

Mark Bracco ‘92
EVP Programming and Development
Dick Clark Productions

Leslie Belzberg
Independent Producer

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 
Director of Operations
Northwell Health

Sherry Goldman `80 
Goldman Communications Group

Michael Harrison `71 
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 
Mortar Media

Eric Lempel '96
Senior Vice President Marketing & Head of PlayStation Network

Joseph Livecchi `90 
Noble Savages

Rich Muhlstock ‘89

Hillary Needle '89
Hillary Needle Events
President, Lawrence Herbert School of Communication Alumni Association

Bonnie Optekman 
Emerging Technologies

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

Michael Rogers `73 
Chair, Dean's Council

Steve Rubel `91 
Chief Content Strategist

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

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

Lance Ulanoff `86 
Tech Journalist and Commentator

Joseph Vincent `02 
SVP Operations
Dow Jones & Company

Jay Wallace `00 
President of News
Fox News Channel

Maryann Watson `00 
EVP, Brand Marketing & Communications

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