John D. Graham

What is a typical day for you? My day to day varies a great deal. I travel a lot. If I were to go to New York, I would be meeting with one of our key clients, perhaps talking about some of the work we’re doing for them and some of the opportunities and challenges … Continued

Don Etling

What do you do? I’m a senior vice president/senior partner at Fleishman Hillard, leading internal communications for AT&T as an embedded contract employee. I co-founded our agency’s internal communication practice in 1993. The practice helps companies align employees behind their goals and strategies by engaging them, creating a dialogue with them on issues that matter … Continued

Rachel Ebeling

What do you do? I run a nonprofit organization called “The Angel Band Project.” Our mission is to promote hope and healing through music for those affected by sexual violence. This project was founded after the rape and murder of a dear friend, Teresa Butz, in her home in Seattle. It was inspired by her family’s … 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