Mike Bruno, MA ’99

Mike Bruno, MA ’99, has been named Billboard’s VP of digital content and programming. Bruno joins Billboard after seven years at Entertainment Weekly. His resume includes stints at Citysearch, music editing at a digital startup, freelance writing for the NY Press, Chicago Reader and several EDM magazines. Bruno began at EW.com as the news editor … Continued

Sarah Copeland, BJ ’99

Sarah Copeland, BJ ’99, is the author of “Feast: Generous Vegetarian Meals for Any Eater and Every Appetite.”

Michael Churton

What do you do? I am an associate producer with NBC Peacock Productions. We make long-form shows for various networks including NBC Networks, Discovery Networks and MTV Networks. How did you get your job? I networked at a Christmas party and met an executive producer who, four months later, brought me in for an interview. … Continued

Jon Cook, BJ ’93

VML CEO and President Jon Cook, BJ ’93, was named Advertising Professional of the Year at the 2014 American Advertising Awards banquet held Feb. 15 in Kansas City. Cook has been with VML for more than 18 years, where he has seen the agency grow from 30 employees in Kansas City to more than 1,900 … Continued

Jennifer Gutknecht Lynch

What do you do? I am the director of marketing and physician recruiting for a hospital in central Texas. I’m a one-woman show for all aspects of marketing, including advertising, PR, internal communications, media relations and buying, community relations, social media and the like. I started in this position in 2000, and it’s morphed from … Continued

A.J. Schnack, BJ ’90

“Caucus,” a documentary by A.J. Schnack, BJ ’90, opened at Lincoln Center in New York on Nov. 8 and was a Critics Pick in The New York Times and Village Voice. “Caucus” tells the story of the 2011-12 campaign in Iowa as eight Republicans fight to become their party’s standard-bearer and take on Barack Obama. … Continued

Christa Beall Diefenbach, BJ ’95

Christa Beall Diefenbach, BJ ’95, is the new director of marketing for the Kansas City-based national Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA). She will lead initiatives to enhance the organization’s branding initiative and create more awareness for its flagship program, the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential.

Jane B. Singer, PhD ’96

Jane B. Singer, PhD ’96, was elected to the board of directors for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication as the new chair of the Professional Freedom & Responsibility Committee. Singer is a professor of entrepreneurial journalism at City University in London.

Curtis Jones, MA ’98

Curtis Jones, MA ’98, died Sept. 4, 2013. He served as West Virginia’s assistant athletic director for academic support at the time of his death.