Jon Cook

Jon Cook, BJ ’93, named CEO and President of VML, Inc., a global digital marketing agency.

Stacy Burks Howard

What do you do? I am the Southwest District office director for U.S. Senator Christopher S. “Kit” Bond. I oversee a staff of three, listen to phone calls and answer questions for constituents, make travel arrangements for the Senator, and attend various meetings on his behalf. I also maintain a working relationship with media markets … Continued

Richard Buckley

What do you do? Director of communications and marketing, Greater Missouri March of Dimes. How did you get your job? Through networking. What is the best professional lesson you learned at the J-School? Be thorough. What advice do you have for current students? Take a double major and/or get another degree in something in addition … Continued

Tim C. Bryant

Small-Town Ambitions Born in Warrensburg, Mo., between Kansas City and Columbia, Bryant got his first start in journalism as a high school sports correspondent for his hometown newspaper, The Daily Star-Journal. It would be eight years before he returned to Warrensburg to work there again. After graduation, Bryant left the small town of 13,000. He … Continued

Thomas Blood

What do you do? I’m the creative director of Summit Marketing, a full-service marketing and communications firm with offices in St. Louis, Kansas City, Atlanta, Chicago and Washington, D.C. We create a wide variety of marketing communications for consumer, business-to-business and government-related accounts. How did you get your job? Previously, I was the creative director … Continued