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Professional Mentoring & Partnerships

Build your network and learn from professionals in the field in Saint Louis University's Department of Communication. 

St. Louis area professionals serve as guest speakers in classes, offer mentoring and networking opportunities for students, and teach some of our classes. In addition, our Communication Advisory Board ensures that the Department of Communication develops students who are competitive in the workforce and keeps up with changes in the communication field.

Communication Advisory Board

 Our advisory board consists of professionals in a wide range of communication careers. Our board members offer insight into the essential skills the Department of Communication should teach its students and make suggestions about how the department can improve its curriculum to reflect changing communication industries.

Once a year, our board hosts a communication networking event, giving students an opportunity to interact directly with board members and ask them questions. The board is made up of a mix of SLU alumni and friends of SLU.

Board Members

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Kristen Aldenderfer

Senior Brand Manager 
Nestle Purina


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Dr. Kevin L. Armbrust

Manager of Editorial
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod


Jon Butler
Jon Butler

Consumer Engagement and Content Strategist
Commerce Bank


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Julia Cain

Freelance reporter and blogger


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Maggie Crane

Communications Director
BioSTL


Emily Daigh
Emily Daigh

Digital Product Manager II 
Commerce Bank


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Rich Eichwald

Senior Vice President & Partner
Fleishman-Hillard


Amanda Honigfort
Amanda Honigfort

Producer of Special Projects and Programs
HEC-TV


Katie Fultz
Katie Fultz

Program Manager
MaritzCX


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Erik Lunsford

Staff Photojournalist and Editor
The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod


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Ryan McClure

Executive Director
Gateway Arch Park Foundation


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Bess McCoy

Public Information Specialist
Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District


Doug Moore
Doug Moore

Director of Communications
 St. Louis County Executive Sam Page


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Rebecca Nashan

Senior Brand Manager
Purina PetCare Company


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Rodney Pruitt

Senior Associate
Weber Shandwick


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Lauren Schmeider

Product Manager, Advice Quality
Wells-Fargo Advisors


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Bailey Tripp

Communications Project Coordinator
St. Louis Regional Chamber