Advisory Council

Chip Babcock
Attorney
Jackson Walker, L.L.P.
Dallas

Donnis Baggett
Executive Vice President
Texas Press Association
Austin

Michael Blackman

Scott Burns
Financial Columnist
The Dallas Morning News
Dallas

Wanda Garner Cash
Associate Director
University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism

Tim Doke
Senior Vice President
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Denton

David Donaldson
Attorney
Austin

Laura Peterson Elkind
Attorney
Laura Elkind Law, PLLC
Fort Worth

Dionicio “Don” Flores
Media Consultant
Flores Media Consulting
El Paso

Yolette Garcia
Assistant Dean for External Affairs and Outreach
Southern Methodist University
Dallas

Gary Hardee
Research Project Manager
The University of Texas at Dallas
Dallas

Cathy Hartman
Associate Dean of Libraries
University of North Texas
Denton

Shelly Katz
Photographer Emeritus
Time Magazine
Dallas

Retta Kelley van Auken
Co-founder
Gone for Good.net
Austin

Shelley Kofler
News Director
Texas Public Radio
San Antonio

Ralph Langer
Executive Vice President and Editor (retired)
The Dallas Morning News
Rockwall

Thomas Leatherbury
Partner
Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P.
Dallas

David Lowery
Former Manager, Communication Services
Lower Colorado River Authority
Austin

John O. Lumpkin
Former Director
Texas Christian University College of Communication Schieffer School of Journalism
Fort Worth

Jim Lydon
Area Vice-President SBC Global (retired)
Austin

Phil P. Magers
Southwest Correspondent (retired)
United Press International
West Tawakoni

Cathy Martindale
Co-owner
Double Diamond Editors
Amarillo

M.J. Nicchio
Austin

Larry Norwood
Communications Consultant
Austin

William Ogden
Attorney
Ogden, Gibson, White, Broocks & Longoria, L.L.P.
Houston

Ruth Ann Ragland, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Government
University of Texas at Brownsville, Brownsville

Don R. Richards
Attorney
Richards & Elder, L.L.P.
Lubbock

Jennifer Riggs
Attorney
Riggs Aleshire & Ray, P.C.
Austin

Tracy Rowlett
Dallas

Randy Sanders
President
Sanders Communications
Lubbock

Brett Shipp
Senior Reporter
WFAA-TV
Dallas

Pete Slover
Special Counsel
Pedernales Electric Cooperative
Johnson City

Vicky Teherani
CEO
VT Capital
Dallas

Rob Wiley
Attorney
Stewart & Wiley, P.C.
The Woodlands

Clarence Woosley
President
Premier Printing
Dallas

Tony Pederson
Belo Distinguished Chair in Journalism
Southern Methodist University
Dallas

Nick Voinis
Senior Associate Athletics Director
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin

Fred Zipp
Editor-in-Chief (retired)
Austin American-Statesman
Austin