Board of Visitors

The School of Media and Communication’s Board of Visitors provides counsel and advice in the development of strategic plans, policy formation and academic matters. Members, who are appointed to three-year terms, serve as ambassadors for the school and provide information about the trends, challenges and needs in the fields of communications and theater that may impact the strategic direction of the school.


Lew Klein, Chair
Adjunct Professor
Former Producer, American Bandstand

Steve Capus, ’86
NBC News 

Tom Conti, ’83
G2 Interactive

Bill Daly, ’77
Senior VP, Features Post Production
Warner Brothers

Johanna DeStefano
Professor Emeritus
Ohio State University

H. Chase Lenfest
President and CEO
Lenfest Broadcasting, LLC

Brian S. Mattes ’77, SBM ’84
Principal, Government Relations
The Vanguard Group, Inc. 

Jane Creamer Sullivan ’70, Co-chair
The Sullivan Company

Shirley M. Powell, ’88
Executive VP of Communications
The Weather Channel Companies

Bernie Prazenica, ’79
President and General Manager

Tony Summerlin
Vice President and Director, Consulting
SRA Touchstone Consulting Group