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Communication Advisory Council


Emeritus Communication Advisory Council

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
- First Vice President-Investment Officer

  • derek.hull@wellsfargoadvisors.com
  • Member Term: 2019-2022
  • 270-781-8444
  • Disclosure Wells Fargo Advisors is a trade name used by Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC, Member SIPC.
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.
- Professor, University of Pittsburg

Alan Palmer

Alan Palmer
- Director of Marketing, TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital (Ret.)

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
Tamela Smith, Ed.D.

Tamela Smith, Ed.D.
- AV Manager

Derrick Starks

Derrick Starks
- Commercial Real Estate Broker, Starks Group

Doris Thomas

Doris Thomas
- Vice President Marketing/Development, Commonwealth Health Corp.

  • dcthomas@chc.net
  • Member Term: 2019-2022
  • 270-745-1589
  • Speech Communication (WKU) BA
  • Corporate Communication (WKU) MA

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 Last Modified 10/22/19