Steve Kopcha

By Chrissy Sarcone In summer 1959, his parents dropped him off in Columbia, Mo. He had one suitcase. No lamp, stereo or computer. Steve Kopcha was the first in his family to go to college. He didn’t know what he was going to do with his life. Maybe law school, he thought. One day, he … Continued

William Cremins

What do you do? I am a trial lawyer practicing workers’ compensation, injury, and family law in Knoxville, Tenn. I speak and write for those who can’t speak and write for themselves, lending a voice to those who would otherwise be voiceless. Most often, I help folks who are hurt at work, or elsewhere, recover … Continued

Tim Dyer

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

Jason Mudd

What do you do, and what is most interesting about it?I’m the chief executive officer of a growing public relations firm. Every day is different. We represent a variety of clients who want to grow their visibility and sales across the U.S. How did you get your job?I developed a reputation for success in the public … 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

Dana Brzozkiewicz

What do you do? I manage the communications efforts for the broadband product team at Broadcom. Broadcom is a technology company based in southern California that drives connectivity in today’s devices like smart phones, set-top boxes and data centers. I write and edit the product group’s press releases, presentations (speaking and corporate), blog posts, contributed … Continued

Alicia Peirce

What do you do? After graduating from Mizzou, I was offered a full-time internship with 4ORCE, a digital agency in St. Louis, where I worked in the User Experience (UX) lab, and supported the account service team with Scottrade and Purina. After working for four months, I received a full-time account executive position at GROUP360 … Continued

Jake Edinger

What do you do at your job as a creative director? My job is to get the most interesting and effective ideas produced. What do you enjoy most about your job? The constant stimulus; chasing the unknown is invigorating and rewarding. What has been your greatest professional challenge? Getting a job. My first job came … Continued

Chenell Seaton-Hall

What do you do? I am a marketing manager for Cricket Communications. I joined the company to launch the St. Louis market, which was completed in 2008. I continue to build the Cricket brand via public relations, key corporate partnerships, mass media and community outreach efforts. How did you get your job? I applied for … Continued

John Duban

When John Duban got a “D” in his advertising principles and practices class, his professor told him, “Guys like you never make it in the advertising business.” Duban, BJ ’87, proved his professor’s judgments were wrong. After almost 25 years of advertising agency experience, he is now executive vice president, global managing director at Starcom … Continued