College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Insight Committee

The Insight Committee of the GMU Department of Communication was formed to build and enhance relationships between the department, the students and the larger community of practicing public relations and communication professionals. The committee also strives to maintain an ongoing dialogue that helps focus the department’s research and teaching efforts as a means of meeting and furthering the needs of the professional communication community.

The Insight Committee meets several times a year and appoints sub-committees from time-to-time to lead the development of specific programs that support its key missions. The annual GMU Student/Industry Communications Forum is one of these outreach programs, with others focusing on career enhancement and communication job fairs.

Committee Members

Carolyn M. Cuppernull, Chair
Director, Business Development
Inmarsat Government
Christopher R. Brewster
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Christopher Colford
Communications Officer
External and Corporate Relations
World Bank Group
Marie Dyak
The Entertainment Industries Council (EIC)
Patrick J. Fn'Piere
The Public Management Group, LLC
Tom Hoog
Hill & Knowlton Strategies, Inc.
Clay McConnell
Vice President, Communications
Airbus Americas Inc.
Mark Root
Corporate Director, Media Relations
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Larry Rosenfeld 
Chief Executive Officer
SAGE Communications
Tara Ruszkowski
Founder & Principal
Ruszkowski and Assoc.
Danny Selnick
Senior Vice President
Strategic Markets
Arzu Tuncata Tarimcilar
Managing Partner of Impact, LLC
Shareholder and Board Member of Gama Holding
Chad Tragakis
Vice President of Communications
Partnership for Public Service
Beth Jannery, Faculty Liaison
Communication Department Faculty Member
Michael Dickerson
Insight Committee Member
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