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.

Future Events

Please save the date for the 2019 Annual Communication Forum.

It will be on October 2019 in Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center (located on the Fairfax Mason campus).

More information about the event will be released soon.

 

Committee Members

Katherine Boettrich

Chief Communications Officer

INOVA Health

 

Carl Botan

Faculty Member, Department of Communication

George Mason University

 

Christopher R. Brewster

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

 

Andrew Cuneo

Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

Polycom

 

Carolyn Cuppernull

Director, Business Development

Inmarsat Government

 

Marie Dyak

CEO

The Entertainment Industries Council (EIC)

Executive Producer, EIC Productions

 

Kate Houston Gatto

Vice President of Communications

National Alliance of Forest Owners

 

Tonya Klause

Communications Director

Microsoft

 

Clay McConnell, Vice Chair

Vice President, Communications

Airbus Americas Inc.

 

Suzanne Mims

MimsPR

 

John Lippman

Deputy Director for Programming

Voice of America

 

Julie Litzenberger Murphy

Partner & SVP, PR

Sage Communications, LLC

 

Anne Nicotera

Chair, Department of Communication

George Mason University

 

Dan Rene

Senior Vice President

Levick

 

Logan Rice

News Bureau Lead

Northrop Grumman

 

Mark Root

Corporate Director, Media Relations

Northrop Grumman Corporation

 

Katherine Rowan

Faculty Member, Department of Communication

George Mason University

 

Sergei Samoilenko

Faculty Member, Department of Communication

George Mason University

 

Danny Selnick

Senior Vice President

Strategic Markets

Business Wire

 

Angela Sweeney

Vice President & CMO

Peterson Companies

 

Kate Sweeney, Faculty Liaison

Faculty Member, Department of Communication

George Mason University

 

Chad Tragakis, Chair of Insight Committee

Director, Communications

Northrop Grumman Corporation

 

Christina Wenks

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Communication

George Mason University