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.

Kim England, BJ ’88

Kim England, BJ ’88, was named Teacher of the Year by the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association during its 45th annual Scholastic Journalism Awards Day held at the University of Missouri on April 2, 2014. England teaches journalism at Lee’s Summit North High School.

Scott Kent, BJ ’88

Scott Kent, BJ ’88, started a new job as the opinion page editor of The News-Journal in Daytona Beach, Fla. Previously he served as editorial page editor of The News Herald in Panama City, Fla. Kent has also worked at the Savannah (Ga.) Morning News and The Republic in Columbus, Ind.