Bill Bledsoe

What do you do? I’m a senior product manager for Best Buy’s Media Network. I’m responsible for building systems that help Best Buy monetize their digital surfaces; think Web, APP and digital experiences in-store. Retail advertising is actually the fastest-growing part of digital marketing and I’m lucky enough to be right in the middle of … Continued

Valon Beasley

What do you do? As an entrepreneur, I increase revenue for and exposure of businesses by building their brands. As an educator, I’ve taught junior high and high school students English and Journalism while leading professional development workshops and coordinating events. How did you get your job? After earning a masters in English Education from … Continued

Gail F. Baker

Life on the Leading Edge: The Story of Dean Gail F. Baker, PhD ’91 Gail F. Baker, PhD ’91, APR, Fellow PRSA (Public Relations Society of America), calls it the highlight of her career thus far. She began the 2006-07 academic year as the newly appointed dean of the one-year-old College of Communication, Fine Arts … Continued

Meredith Artley

Senior vice president and editor-in-chief of CNN Digital Worldwide Meredith Artley, BJ ’95, has nothing but fond memories of Missouri. “I am proud to be Missourian,” says Artley. “I love the university and the state and what they stand for.” Having grown up in what she describes as a “tight-knit, very social neighborhood” in North … Continued

Rachel Ebeling, BJ ’92

Rachel Ebeling, BJ ’92, is the co-founder of The Angel Band Project, a nonprofit that promotes hope and healing through music for those affected by sexual violence.

Amy Zlatic, BJ ’96

Amy Zlatic, BJ ’96, is the group communications manager for Ceva Animal Health in St. Louis.

David Lieb, BJ ’95

David Lieb, BJ ’95, is the Missouri Capitol correspondent for The Associated Press, where he leads coverage of governmental and political news.