Communication Spotlight

  • Nikki (Katnik) Sydlow

    February 4, 2020

    Nikki (Katnik) Sydlow  is the Event Manager for Innovation Hall STL, powered by the non-profit Venture Cafe St. Louis. Innovation Hall is the first public event space in the Cortex Innovation Community, St. Louis’ technology district. Before moving into the non-profit world, Nikki spent almost 5 years working in the hospitality industry. Nikki is a member … Read More

  • Tyler Unsell

    January 28, 2020

    Tyler Unsell is the Director of Debate and Forensics at Park Hill High School. During his fourteen years at Park Hill, his students have won numerous awards including multiple state championships and national awards. He also serves as the Editor-in-Chief at Signal Horizon, a magazine dedicated to enjoying horror and science fiction in and out … Read More

  • Jessica Gennuso

    January 21, 2020

    Jessica lives in Chicago and works in the benefits and healthcare communications industry. She’s very close to Lake Michigan, so she spends as much time as possible either on the beach or on the lake path, weather permitting of course! In her spare time, she likes to play tennis, go to concerts, read, draw (badly), … Read More

  • Erica Munton

    January 14, 2020

    Erica Munton is an experienced Certified Project Management Professional at Cerner with demonstrated success in healthcare information technology and implementing large-scale projects.  She is accountable for all aspects of project delivery within the constraints of a schedule, budget, and resources that include leading and directing cross-functional teams. Erica is passionate about connecting the right resources … Read More

  • Sarah Scott

    January 7, 2020

    Sarah Scott is the Digital Marketing Manager for Walsworth, the 27th largest printer in the U.S. and the fourth largest printer of yearbooks. She enjoys studying the ways print and digital mediums can be used to support each other. Before joining the Walsworth marketing department, she was a radio journalist in Kansas City. What year … Read More

  • Robert Jones

    December 31, 2019

    Rob Jones is a doctoral candidate in Strategic Communication at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He researches multi-ethnic marketing communication. Generally, Rob focuses on understanding minorities’ psychological, social, and cultural needs and how these may be leveraged for more effective digital branding. What year did you graduate and what was your concentration? I … Read More

  • Allyson Summers

    December 17, 2019

    Allyson Summers is the Executive Director of the FOX4 Love Fund for Children, a local children’s charity in Kansas City. In her role, Allyson is responsible for overseeing operations, leadership and strategic direction of the organization and staff. Focusing on growth opportunities that expand the Love Fund’s financial resources, allowing the organization to more effectively … Read More

  • Chad Davis

    December 10, 2019

    Chad Davis is a general assignment and arts reporter for St. Louis Public Radio. Chad attended Ladue Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis, MO before heading to Truman. Now, his work has appeared on Harvest Public Media, The St. Louis American, NPR’s All Things Considered, and The Pulitzer Center. You can talk to him … Read More

  • Tricia (Jaworski) McKim

    December 3, 2019

    With more than a decade of experience in marketing and communications, Tricia specializes in strategic planning, writing and persona building.  For 13 years she worked at a Kansas City-based marketing agency, where she guided clients, developed marketing strategies and crafted compelling content.  In 2018, she formed Tricia McKim, LLC and went out on her own … Read More

  • Claire Duran

    November 19, 2019

    Claire is a grateful Truman alumnus. Leaving in 2015, she was overwhelmed at what her future might look like. She took a leap of faith, moved to Texas and hasn’t looked back. Claire took a “gap year” and became a leader in the education sector with City Year. Working with at-risk youth put her through … Read More