Courtney Cox, BJ ’09
Courtney Cox, BJ ’09, is engaged to Jeff Shore. She is currently the new media and digital marketing manager for Custom Marketing Group in Kansas City. Her fiance graduated from MU with a finance degree and is a project manager software consultant at Samsung Telecommunications. The couple plan a June 2, 2012, wedding in Kansas … Continued
Laura Grossman, BJ ’09
Laura Grossman, BJ ’09, married Robert Brandt on March 10, 2012, in Dallas. She is in her third year of law school at SMU Dedman School of Law and will be employed at SettlePou in Dallas upon graduation in May. Her husband earned his bachelor and master’s degrees in business at MU and is a … Continued
Susan (Lowrey) Gill, BJ ’05
Susan (Lowrey) Gill, BJ ’05, joined the department of communications and marketing in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech in March 2012. She is a digital content specialist, responsible for creation and editing of Web content for CALS and the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Gill also gets to dabble in her first … Continued
Grady Laird, BJ ’01
Grady’s Cold Brew, created by Grady Laird, BJ ’01, was featured in an April 15, 2012, “New York Magazine” article on artisanal products made in Brooklyn.
Didi Tang, MA ’00
Didi Tang, MA ’00, has been named a correspondent in Beijing for The Associated Press. Previously, she covered business and education in Missouri, most recently for the Springfield News-Leader.
What do you do? After an eight-year stint in the Omnicom advertising and marketing world, I founded a transmedia agency called Manifesto. As the chief storyteller, I shape the agency vision and create brand stories across a variety of channels. Leading a small team pulled from the political sphere, film and motion graphics, global brand … Continued
Wan Xu, MA ’06
Wan Xu, MA ’06, is a news reporter for Reuters in Beijing, China.
What do you do? Now I work for Reuters as a company news reporter, based in Beijing, China. I cover energy companies like PetroChina (the 2nd-largest oil company in the world) and Sinopec (the biggest refiner in Asia), which play important roles in the world energy market. Before joining Reuters, I worked for Dow Jones … Continued
Carly Kaufman Scaduto
What do you do? I am a communications manager at Monsanto Company, supporting our Vegetable Seeds division. I work in Monsanto’s public affairs department at our headquarters in St. Louis, but collaborate with colleagues around the world to communicate about our vegetable seed products both internally and externally. What is the best professional lesson you … Continued
Kristy Siegfried, MA ’04
Kristy Siegfried, MA ’04, has been living in Johannesburg, South Africa since graduating. She works for IRIN, an online humanitarian news service put out by the United Nations. Siegfried covers the southern Africa region with a special focus on migration issues. She is married, with a two-year-old daughter.