Communication Spotlight

  • Zach Luedtke

    April 14, 2020

    Zach Luedtke is a communications specialist with a background in writing, online media, and proposal development. For the last three years, he has worked in St. Louis, MO as a proposal writer on Centene Corporation’s Information Technology Business Development team. At Centene, Zach is responsible for developing responses to complex Requests for Proposals and assessing … Read More

  • Xander Winkel

    April 7, 2020

    Xander Winkel helps people start businesses. He’s worked in business development for almost 8 years, and in that time, he has consulted with over 4000 people on their business ideas and helped them to successfully start over 200 businesses. In his free time, Xander likes to make things like furniture, food, art, gadgets, etc. What … Read More

  • Josh Smith

    March 31, 2020

    Joshua Smith is a PhD candidate in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas. At KU, Josh studies environmental rhetoric, with interests in publics theory, new materialism, and decolonial theory. Josh’s dissertation is focused on Bears Ears National Monument (BENM) in southeast Utah, and examines stakeholder rhetorics about land and resource use. … Read More

  • Tuong-Minh Ly-Le

    March 24, 2020

    Minh works as a full-time public relations and marketing consultant at EloQ Communications, her own agency in Vietnam, and a part-time academic lecturer and researcher. Her research interest is crisis management and new media communication, and how to apply the research results to my practical, day-to-day consultancy. Minh also serves as a board member of … Read More

  • Billy Greenwood

    March 17, 2020

    After attending the University of Kansas for three semesters, Billy transferred to Truman State University where he completed his degree in Public Communication. Using his degree, Billy started his professional career as a teller for US Bank. After bouncing through a variety of jobs, Billy finally settled down at Empower Retirement where he has been … Read More

  • Neosha (Hayes) Franklin

    March 10, 2020

    Neosha Franklin is strategist, creator, innovator, connector, and communications enthusiast. Neosha works in the nonprofit sector in St. Louis for the St. Louis Community Foundation as the Marketing & Communications Manager, where she oversee all marketing efforts, focusing on strategic marketing and communications initiatives for key internal and external audiences, digital strategy, social media, media … Read More

  • Shelby Zink

    March 3, 2020

    Shelby is 28 years old and is getting married next summer. She met her fiancé, Benton, at Express Scripts five years ago and they have been together ever since. They met when they were both working in the Proposals department. Currently, Shelby is an Account Manager at Express Scripts and loves her job. She is … Read More

  • Todd Kuhns

    February 25, 2020

    Todd Kuhns has spent most of his career in educational technology and marketing. After teaching at a Japanese high school for three years, he led web development and IT curriculum support at Truman State University. He was the web integration manager for nearly 10 years, eventually directing the university’s online/social media recruitment efforts. While in … Read More

  • Caroline Hamera Menges

    February 18, 2020

    Caroline Hamera Menges is currently working as a University Relations Recruiter at Garmin International in Kansas City. She recruits entry level engineering talent by attending career fairs, conferences, and industry events nationwide to help improve Garmin’s brand recognition in the tech community. In her free time, she loves traveling (having recently returned from a 3-week … Read More

  • Samantha Jones

    February 11, 2020

    Samantha Jones left Truman State University in 2013 for Truett Theological Seminary, where she earned a Master of Divinity in 2016. While in seminary, Sam served as the youth pastor at Bosqueville Baptist Church and University Baptist Church. When she moved back to the Chicagoland area, she honed in on her passion for speaking and … Read More