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Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors for The School of Advertising & PR was formed in the spring of 2020. The mission of the board is to advise and support the school, its faculty and students.

Our board is comprised of industry leaders, young professionals, and dedicated researchers across the fields of advertising and public relations.

The ADPR Advisory Board is governed by its Bylaws.

Current board members are listed below in the SIS Advisory Board Directory. The ADPR Advisory Board provides counsel and advice regarding goals and objectives, student experiences, and resources and financial support. Their leadership and guidance help to ensure the school continues to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s information environments.


Dr. Sally McMillan, ex officio

Job Title: Interim Director & Professor

Place of Employment:  School of Advertising & PR

University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Lauren Ziegler, ex officio

Job Title: Coordinator

Place of Employment: School of Advertising & PR

University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Kellie Davie

Job Title: Founder

Place of Employment:  KeyCom PR


Laura Gamo

Job Title: Jr. Brand Planner

Place of Employment:  Edelman, NYC


Kierra Harvey

Job Title: Transportation Solutions Specialist

Place of Employment:  Veritiv Corporation


Lynn Jansons

Job Title: Owner & Founder

Place of Employment:  Digital Lens Advertising & Digital Strategy


Dr. Laura Lemon

Job Title: Assistant Professor

Place of Employment:  Dept. of Advertising & PR

University of Alabama


Marc Loffredo

Job Title: Chief Analytics Officer

Place of Employment: The Tombras Group


Adrienne Taylor Long

Job Title: Brand Marketing

Place of Employment: Bush Brothers & Company


Devi Mehta

Job Title: Program Director

Place of Employment: TIAA


Dr. Jaehee Park

Job Title: Associate Professor

Place of Employment: Dept. of Advertising & PR

University of North Florida


Carol Poston

Job Title: Senior Marketing Manager

Place of Employment: Life Point Health


Curtis Rose

Job Title: Chief Operating Officer

Place of Employment: EP&Co.


Abbie Jo Schlechter

Job Title: District Sales Manager

Place of Employment: Empire Distributors


Gina Stafford

Job Title: Assistant Vice Chancellor, Communications & Marketing

Place of Employment: University of Tennessee, Chattanooga


Issac Wright

Job Title: Partner

Place of Employment: FSSG