Elizabeth Bartz, '80, M.A., '82, CEO of State and Federal Communications, used her public relations and political science degrees to build a lobbying compliance business in Akron, Ohio.
Leadership Across Industries
From non-profit newsrooms, to software development, to global communication firms, graduates of Kent State's School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) are leaders across industries. Learn about how some of them have used the skills they learned in JMC to become leaders regionally and around the world.
PR & Policy
Climbing the Ladder
Ben Brugler, '00, is President of AKHIA, a full-service communications agency in Northeast Ohio, where he landed his first job after graduation.
He planned on being a sportswriter, but a degree from JMC led Chas Withers, '87, to become president of Dix & Eaton, a long-standing public relations firm in Cleveland, Ohio.
'Google' of NEOH
Chris Baldwin, '94, is the founder of True Digital Communications. He employs a team of mostly Kent State JMC grads, who work with clients to develop a strong digital presence.
When Sidney Keith, ’11, started college, his plan was to one day work in entertainment public relations. But, he found himself named partner at a software development company before he graduated.
Her Own Vision
Allison Peltz, '06, has been part of the small-by-intent agency Hello LLC since its inception. In addition to using her public relations degree, as a leader, she has learned to become "everything to everybody."