Kenneth Reid

What do you do? I am the editor at Washington Information Source, a publisher of FDA trade newsletters and compliance research sources, including and I also serve as supervisor of Leesburg District, Loudoun County (Virginia) Board of Supervisors (elected in 2011) and previously on the Leesburg Town Council (2006-11). How did you get … Continued

Pam Gerhardt, BJ ’83

Pam Gerhardt, BJ ’83, currently teaches narrative nonfiction in the Professional Writing Program at University of Maryland.

Pamela Gerhardt

What do you do? I write and teach. Here’s my quick bio: Pamela Gerhardt’s memoir about her father’s stroke, “Lucky That Way,” published by University of Missouri Press, Oct. 1, 2013, won the 2014 American Society of Journalists and Authors Outstanding Book Prize, memoir/bio category. It was also nominated for The American Book Awards and … Continued

Teresa Schmedding

What does it take to merge digital and traditional journalism within a newsroom, to reform the American Copy Editors Society and to take career-jeopardizing risks? Whatever it is, Teresa Schmedding, BJ ’89, MA ’09, has got it. She has the ability to see where improvement is needed within an organization as well as the confidence … Continued

Nancy Kohl, BJ ’82

Nancy Kohl, BJ ’82, is the director of marketing and strategic planning at Tiger Docks, effective May 30. She most recently worked for the SSM Medical Group and has more than 25 years of experience in internal and external communications, business promotion and marketing, advertising and public relations, community engagement, and customer/client/employee relations. Tiger Docks … Continued

Boyce Thompson, MA ’80

Boyce Thompson, MA ’80, is the author of “The New New Home: Getting the House of Your Dreams with Your Eyes Wide Open.” (Taunton Press, 2014) Thompson was the editorial director of business publishing company Hanley-Wood for many years. He left to write the book and is now the editorial direct of AgWeb, a website … Continued

David Hertz, MA ’86

David Hertz, MA ’86, has been promoted to managing director at Dix & Eaton, an integrated communications consultancy specializing in media relations, investor relations, crisis communications and marketing communications in Cleveland, Ohio. Hertz previously helped lead the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal’s coverage of some of the most significant stories that arose during his 15 years … Continued

Laura Bernhardt, BJ ’80

Laura Bernhardt, BJ ’80, is a senior consultant at The Oliver Group in Chicago. The company specializes in leadership development for individuals and companies.

Jim Camoriano, BJ ’89

Jim Camoriano, BJ ’89, is State Farm’s spokesman for Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Prior to his appointment, Camoriano was managing editor of a regional magazine for the insurer and an executive speechwriter.