Dan G. Blair

What do you do? I was named president and CEO of the National Academy of Public Administration in June 2011. The Academy is an independent, non-profit, and non-partisan organization, chartered by Congress to assist government leaders in building more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations. I was elected as an Academy Fellow in 2008. In … Continued

Lisa Bertagnoli

What do you do? I am a full-time freelance writer, living and working in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. I currently write lifestyle features and cover nonprofits for Crain’s Chicago Business as well as contribute to AARP Bulletin, CreditCards.com, and write for a number of custom publishers. I also wrote a book, Scarlett Rules: When Life Gives … Continued

Lauren Yarger, BJ ’80

Lauren Yarger, BJ ’80, is a reviewer for Publishers Weekly. She also is a member of the National Book Critics Circle.

Boyce Thompson, MA ’80

Boyce Thompson, MA ’80, was named to the Min magazine Hall of Fame. Min is a publication for the magazine industry. In addition to editing Builder magazine for 15 years and winning lots of awards, Thompson created a half dozen publications and acquired another six. He is the editorial director of several groups of magazines … Continued

Laura Bryant, BJ ’80

Laura Bryant, BJ ’80, is the director of corporate communications for Enterprise Holdings (Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands) in St. Louis.

Sandi Strother, BJ ’86

Sandi Strother, BJ ’86, is the executive director of the Veterinary Cancer Society, an international non-profit association consisting of veterinarians, residents, interns, students and technicians who specialize in veterinary oncology.

Pamela Johnson, BJ ’83

Pamela Johnson, BJ ’83, writes: “Things are going very well for me as the managing editor of the National Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. I’ve just completed the 2010 Consolidated Annual Report publication and am preparing the mailing for over 80,000 members, USCCB (United States Congress of 444 Catholic Bishops), Congress … Continued

Caroline Miller, BJ ’86

Caroline Miller, BJ ’86, works as a voice-over talent specializing in medical recordings, e-learning, and narration. Clients have included Elsevier/Mosby Publishing, Maritz, HP, Sprint, Shell Oil, Marriott International, Columbia College, FedEx among others. She is also a residential real estate agent, specializing in the central corridor area of St. Louis County and City. Her particular … Continued

Skye Dent, MA ’80

Skye Dent, MA ’80, writes: “Just a note of positivity in the midst of the layoffs of so many journalists. I’ve been able to parlay my journalism skills into some major and fun positions over the years. Writing scripts for Star Trek Voyager, The Burning Zone and Showtime. Producing and writing docs for Discovery Channel, … Continued