Kristen Meyer

What do you do? I work in corporate communications for a natural gas pipeline company, doing employee communications, crisis communications, media relations, community relations, a little bit of everything. I can honestly say I love my job. How did you get your job? My network. I contacted a former colleague on Facebook and asked her … Continued

Conrad L. Lohoefer

What do you do? I worked on newspapers in Texas and Oregon until 1957 when I entered public relations. In 1961 I started in the cotton business as an independent merchandiser operating in Lubbock, Texas, and in Visalia, Calif. Today, I am retired and live in Plano, Texas, near my five children and eight grandchildren, … Continued

David Lammers

What do you do? Editor in chief of a website about chip manufacturing, Semiconductor Manufacturing and Design. It survives with company sponsors, and covers semiconductor production fabs, equipment, materials, markets and related topics. How did you get your job? After the print magazine Semiconductor International was closed by RBI in April 2010, I worked with … Continued

Warren Kininmonth

What do you do? Own and operate a full service advertising agency in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Just completed our 32nd year of operation. What is the best professional lesson you learned at the J-School? Honesty and integrity goes before anything. What advice do you have for current students? Don’t waste one minute … Continued

Toby Gerber

What do you do? Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, a large international law firm, practicing out of its Dallas office. How did you get your job? Following graduation from Mizzou, I attended Georgetown University Law Center. Passed the bar and began practicing in Dallas, eventually joining Fulbright as a partner. What is the best professional … Continued

Scott H. Cytron

What do you do? Cytron and Company is known for helping companies and organizations improve their bottom line through strategic public relations, communications, marketing programs and top-notch client service. An accredited consultant, Scott works with companies, organizations and individuals in professional services (medical, legal, accounting, engineering), high-tech and B2B/B2C product/service sales. Pierpont Communications is a … Continued

Ryan B. Cummings

What do you do? I am the design manager at a national association. My main responsibility is the production of a monthly magazine, PAYTECH. My husband and I moved to my hometown in 2005 and I’ve worked at the American Payroll Association since 2006. Best professional lesson learned at J-School? Your portfolio must be perfect! … Continued

Damen Clow

What do you do? I am a secondary history teacher and a freelance writer. What is the best professional lesson you learned at the J-School? Have faith in experience, and listen to what those who know have to say. No matter how good you think you are, there’s always someone out there, in your newsroom … Continued

William Brown

What do you do? Television play-by-play broadcaster for Houston Astros baseball games. How did you get your job? Interview process. What is the best professional lesson you learned at the J-School? Commitment to the craft and dedication to being thorough. What advice do you have for current students? Seek internships and networking. Seek people of … Continued

Bill Bridgeforth

What do you do? After working in niche sports publishing for 10 years, I started my own company in 2008. I create interactive magazines for Web and tablet devices and also do more traditional graphic design and branding. Some of the organizations I’ve worked for are USA Baseball and USA Football, Duke University, Texas Christian … Continued