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Communication Advisory Council


Mentorship:

The Communication Advisory Council is a group of active and engaged alumni of the WKU Communications department. Each of these hand-picked individuals are proud members of the Hilltopper family and hope to help enrich student opportunities with their expertise.  

Collette Carter, M.A.
Collette Carter, M.A.
- Director, Owensboro Health Healthpark
Kay Coomes, M.A.
Kay Coomes, M.A.
- Manager Public Affairs, Atmos Energy
Craig Dezern
Craig Dezern
- Vice President Brand Communications at Hilton
Derek Hull, CFP
Derek Hull, CFP
- Managing Director/Investments, Ridley and Hull Wealth Management Group of Stifel
Jeff Key
Jeff Key
- Vice President, Business Development at Mainstreet Healthcare
  • jeffkey8499@gmail.com
  • Member Term: 2018-2021
  • 502-457-4183
  • Preferred Mailing Address 576 White Mills Road Glendale, KY 42740
  • Education Corporate Communications, WKU
John Lyne, Ph.D.
John Lyne, Ph.D.
- Emeritus Professor, University of Pittsburg
Alan Palmer
Alan Palmer
- Director of Marketing, TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital (Retired)
Chip Polston
Chip Polston
- Sr. VP, Communications, PR and Social Responsibility at Kentucky Lottery Corporation
  • chip.polston@kylottery.com
  • Member Term: 2018-2021
  • 502-560-1675
  • Preferred Mailing Address 14622 Cressington Cir., Lou 40245
  • Education WKU, B.A. with a double major in broadcasting and political science, 1989
Derrick Starks
Derrick Starks
- Commercial Real Estate Broker, Starks Group
Doris Thomas
Doris Thomas
- Vice President Marketing/Development, Commonwealth Health Corp. (Retired)
  • dcthomas@insightbb.com
  • Member Term: 2019-2022
  • 270-745-1589
  • Speech Communication (WKU) BA
  • Corporate Communication (WKU) MA

 


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 Last Modified 8/25/22