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Account Executive
Cardinal Health

Stephanie is an account executive with Lesic & Camper Communications, a public affairs based PR agency with offices in Columbus and Cleveland. In her role, Stephanie provides expertise in media relations, social media strategy, advocacy support, grassroots development, event planning, writing, research and design.

Vice President

Director/Special Sections, MCT Campus & Syndication
McClatchy-Tribune Information Services

Wendy Zang is Director of Special Sections at McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. Her department of editors and designers produce paginated pages and niche story/visuals packages for use in newspapers and websites world wide, as well as MCT Campus, a wire service for student newspapers and yearbooks. Before taking on the director role in 2008, Zang was assistant managing editor of Special Sections, and also had served as lifestyle/food editor and assistant news editor. Before joining MCT (then Knight Ridder/Tribune) in 2001, Zang worked at the Reading (Pa.) Eagle, where she held positions as a designer, reporter and section editor. She is a 1996 graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.


Community Marketing Manager Events
DICK’S Sporting Goods

A 2006 Ohio University graduate from the Scripps School of Journalism, Chelsea graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism majoring in Public Relations. She is a member of PRSA, serving on the PRSA Student Liaison Committee for the Central Ohio Chapter. Chelsea also sits on the Ohio University Scripps Alumni and Friends Board where she assists in helping connect students to alumni.

Prior to her current position at Bob Evans, which she obtained in March 2008, Chelsea was the Marketing Manger at Real Living HER in Columbus, Ohio and before that was an assistant publicist with MRC in Beverly Hills, California.

Chelsea was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Past President

Automotive Reporter
The Wall Street Journal

Mike graduated from Scripps in 1996 under the Magazine sequence. His first job was at the Ironton Tribune, covering virtually all the beats available. He moved from there to Hilton Head Island at the Packet, then to Wilmington, N.C. to cover city hall at the Star-News. From there he went on to cover city hall at The State in Columbia, S.C. and then up north to Detroit at the AP. He began covering the auto industry at the Ann Arbor News and left for Bloomberg News in 2006. He joined the Wall Street Journal in April of 2010 covering the Asian automakers.

Senior Saturday Co-Chair

Freelance Reporter, FOX 19 Cincinnati
Media Relations Consultant, JSE Communications

Senior Saturday Co-Chair

Deputy Managing Editor and Copy Chief
Slate Magazine

Multimedia Chair

Associate Media Director
Fahlgren, Inc

Newsletter Editor

Freelance Journalist

Scholarship Chair

Publications & Graphics Manager
Lake Metroparks

Sharon Metzung is the Publications & Graphics Manager at Lake Metroparks. She is responsible for producing all printed materials, editing, copywriting, print buying, graphic design, content development and organizational branding.

Over the past few years, Sharon has received six Apex awards and numerous marketing/communications awards from organizations across Ohio. She has also served as a judge for the American Business Awards and the International Business Awards.

Sharon is a member of the Ohio Parks & Recreation Association and is on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Ohio Regional Parks Conference.

Recent Graduate and Student Engagement Chair

Ryan Lytle became the recent grad/engagement chair for the Scripps Society of Alumni & Friends after graduating from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism this past June with a degree in Online Journalism. During his time at Ohio University, Ryan worked for a number of organizations including, The Post and WOUB, and completed internships with The Cincinnati Enquirer, Washington Post Digital and The TODAY Show. Ryan was selected by the Scripps faculty with the Outstanding Senior in Online Journalism award and graduated with honors.

Most recently, Ryan competed in the MTV Twitter Jockey competition where he was one of 20 candidates selected after a national search. He went on to finish fourth in the live finale which took place on MTV. Ryan looks forward to helping new and prospective students find their way in the world of journalism and hopes his journey can help or inspire others.

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