Alumni Updates

Name Alumni Update Graduation Year Job Fields
Kempf, Ryan

Live and work in Milwaukee, WI. Career in sales in the traffic/safety/parking industry.

2004
  • Advertising/Marketing/Sales
Kim, Danny

The documentary film Love Child that I have been working as a producer has been selected in 2014 Sundance World Documentary section / World documentary competition.

http://www.indiewire.com/article/sundance-2014-world-cinema-documentary-competition

2008
  • Film and Television
  • Journalism
Klein, Harlan

Special Projects Chief Photojournalist KSNV Channel 3 NBC Las Vegas.

1993
  • Film and Television
  • Journalism
Klein, Michael

Mike Klein is CEO and Editorial Director of WTN Media, a leading business-to-business media and events company. He founded and is editorial director for The Wisconsin Technology Network. Klein has over 28 years of experience in information technology publishing as a Group Publisher, and Vice President for major technology publications including PC Magazine and InformationWeek. He served as VP, Group Publisher for IDG Communication's Executive Forums and DevX.com and held management positions with Ziff-Davis, and CMP Media. He was the founding publisher for Knowledge Management Magazine. Klein also founded the Portofino Group, a professional services company that provides strategic planning, business plan development, market research and brand development for emerging and established businesses. Klein graduated from the University of Wisconsin and has studied business, journalism and information technology at the postgraduate level.

1978
  • Business/Finance
  • Communications/PR
  • Information Technology
Knipschild, Karen

I just started a new job at UW-Madison as the Career Adviser for the English, Philosophy and Comparative Lit departments.

1993
  • Education
Kortendick, Bryana

Marketing & Business Development Coordinator at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP.

2014
  • Advertising/Marketing/Sales
  • Law/Government
Kramer, Erika

Head of programming for waywire.com.

2009
  • Digital Media/Computing
  • Film and Television
  • Journalism
Kring, Shaun

I am a Walgreens Store Manager in Milwaukee, have a 11-month-old daughter and wife of four years.

2005
  • Advertising/Marketing/Sales
Krolowitz, Ben

I am working with ABC News and have been since April 2006. Specifically, I have worked for Good Morning America since late 2007 -- currently serving as producer for GMA in the Washington, D.C. bureau of ABC News. Mostly, I work on political or DC-related stories but am often tapped to take on any story that's out there.

2005
  • Film and Television
  • Journalism
LaVanway, Jackie

I'm currently living in NYC, and I work at New World Stages, an off Broadway theatre in NYC in Programming and Administration. I also have my own non-profit theatre company, On the Square Productions (taken from the capitol of course!). We began in 2008 and have grown into something really special! We do original work and construct programming centered around the playwright. Currently, we're working on a devised adaptation of The Snow Queen and are Artists in Residence at University Settlement. Check us out here at www.onthesquareproductions.com.

2006
  • Art/Acting/Theater
  • Business/Finance
Lefebvre, Gavin

AV Engineer at Epic in Verona, Wisc. Proprietor of Greyhound Sound recording studio in Madison.

2011
  • Radio and Sound
Legge, Robert

I work with corporations to dramatically improve strategy implementation. My clients have included Wm. Wrigley & Co., Paychex, Valeo, Mutual of Omaha and many others. I played a key executive role helping to lead Adelphia Communications through their high-profile bankruptcy.

1978
  • Advertising/Marketing/Sales
  • Communications/PR
Lehman, Rosemary M.

Dr. Lehman's third book with Jossey-Bass, Wiley Press is co-authored with Prof. Simone C. O. Conceição and will be published in October. Motivating and Retaining Online Students: Research-Based Strategies That Work, addresses the challenge for educational institutions in the rapidly changing teaching and learning environment. Using our years of online experience, the authors have designed this book to help increase and improve the retention of online students and thereby increase the overall retention rates for educational institutions. The book is filled with empirical research from the authors’ study of motivation and retention strategies that can reduce online learner dropout. It provides effective online strategies that help minimize student dropout, increase student retention, and support student learning management. It puts the focus on issues of course design, student engagement and motivation, and institutional, instructional, and informal support for online students.

This is the third book for the authors in the Jossey-Bass Guides to Online Teaching and Learning. Their first two books are: Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching: How to “Be There” for Distance Learners and
Managing Online Instructor Workload: Strategies for Finding Balance and Success.

1977
  • Digital Media/Computing
  • Education
Levy, Breanna

I am currently a junior agent at DT Model Management in Los Angeles. (www.dtmodelmanagement.com) I left with my boss from Nous Models back in June to start his own company. I've been helping to build an agency from the ground up. We have been very busy booking and just booked the Paco Rabanne fragrance worldwide campaign.

2009
  • Art/Acting/Theater
  • Business/Finance
Lilienthal Frey, Michelle

Professional runner and looking for communications job!

2005
  • Communications/PR
  • Other
Lipsky, John

Worked for WHA-TV for a short time after graduation then moved to Conn. to work in the family's high-tech manufacturing business in gas chromatography (chemical analysis) doing all marketing and corporate communications. Now, full owner. Also became an accomplished potter, doing my own work and teaching for the last 17 years.

1978
  • Advertising/Marketing/Sales
  • Art/Acting/Theater
  • Communications/PR
Lubeck, Lindsay

Currently working as Executive Administrator with the Lakewood BlueClaws Professional Baseball team, an affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, in Lakewood, N.J. Work with the team in Accounting, Marketing, Special Events, Administration, and other miscellaneous responsibilities.

2010
  • Advertising/Marketing/Sales
  • Communications/PR
Luebke, Jennifer Schalmo

I have been employed by American Public Media/MN Public Radio since 1994. Currently, I am the Technical Producer and Editor of American Public Media’s “The Splendid Table,” our national broadcast/podcast about food. I’ve held this position for 20 years. At the end of 2017, our founding host, Lynne Rossetto-Kasper retired and in January of this year, our new host, food writer and cookbook editor, Francis Lam, began hosting full-time. The Splendid Table can be heard on public radio stations across the country and is available for download at Apple Podcasts or other podcast hosting sights.

1984
  • Radio and Sound
Lundgren, Betsy Johnson

Currently VP of Marketing at Thrive, the Madison Region economic development partnership.

2003
  • Advertising/Marketing/Sales
Lundin, Carey

My documentary "Jens Jensen The Living Green" (PBS, Amazon) won the Professional Communications Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, https://www.asla.org/2017awards/327902.html.

And the comedic webisode series "The Worst Travel Show" won Best Webisode/New Media from the http://himpff.com/april-2018-winners.html Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival (HIMPFF)
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/12/prweb15019633.htm.

1984
  • Film and Television
Maier, Lee

After graduating, I took a full-time job with LiquidThread, a branded entertainment firm here in Chicago. My education within the Communication Arts department has served me multiple times, as much of what I do focuses on entertainment properties, communication and production. Furthermore, having taken a few Marketing courses through the business school, I couldn't be happier that I chose a Comm Arts degree instead. I plan to eventually move closer to production, ideally in the documentary film industry and am confident that my education will continue to serve me well.

2011
  • Communications/PR
  • Film and Television
Maltz, Ashley

I work at Evolution Entertainment; talent manager to be.

2009
  • Advertising/Marketing/Sales
  • Art/Acting/Theater
  • Communications/PR
  • Film and Television
Mandel, Loring

The PhB was a godsend for me, since it enabled me to put together a program of courses that kept me happy and active. I was interested in Drama, which was not then a department: I was involved in 11 productions---in one capacity or another---in my freshman year. I've had a long and rewarding career as a writer for radio, television and film. But my first production was an original drama called Red Snow in 1948 on WHA. I don't believe WHA had ever produced a student drama production prior to mine. I still have a tape of it somewhere. It featured Gerald Hiken and Cliff Owen. With an original music score.

1949
  • Art/Acting/Theater
  • Film and Television
  • Radio and Sound
Manthey, Brian

Manager of Media Relations for WEC Energy Group/We Energies.

1978
  • Communications/PR
  • Radio and Sound
Matsoukas, Peter

Writing, producing and directing films and web series while working full time at DePaul University.

1999
  • Education
  • Film and Television
McCartney, Kelsy Martin

After graduating from Madison and accepting a job at Target Headquarters in downtown Minneapolis, I quickly left my Corporate position to pursue a dream of wedding photography with my husband. We have been full-time wedding photographers for four years and couldn't be more grateful for the opportunities that have come our way! It feels amazing to work for yourself and wake up every single day absolutely loving what you're doing!

2008
  • Art/Acting/Theater
McDermott-Spencer, Terry

Professor Lawson and Teaching Assistant Kenji Kittatani must have planted some good seeds in my head as this year my husband and I are celebrating our 14th year in business operating a Concept to Completion video production company in Denver, Colo.: Colin Spencer Productions.

1980
  • Film and Television
McGinnis, Kellie

I am currently working at Summerfest (Milwaukee World Festival, Inc.) in Milwaukee as the Social Media and Digital Content Coordinator.

2012
  • Advertising/Marketing/Sales
  • Digital Media/Computing
  • Film and Television
McKenna, John

I am presently the Director of Engineering and Technology for the YES Network, the Fox Regional Sports Network in New York telecasting New York Yankees, Brooklyn Nets, and New York Football Club among other events and shoulder programming. As an Undergrad I preformed technical sport for the TV Lab at the old 600 North Park building. While at UW as staff after graduation, I was involved in the original technical construction of the Radio & TV facilities at Vilas Hall for both WHA AM-FM-TV and the Department of Communications Arts. After leaving Madison I worked for the ABC Television Network where I won an Television Academy Award (Emmy) for Technical Team for the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada.

1967
  • Film and Television
Millichap, Chris

Working as Brand Strategist at Digitas Chicago.

2007
  • Advertising/Marketing/Sales
  • Business/Finance
  • Communications/PR

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