Advisory Council

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

Donnis Baggett
Executive Vice President
Texas Press Association
Austin

Michael Blackman
Journalist

Scott Burns
Financial Columnist
Dallas

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

Tim Doke
Communications Executive
Dallas

David Donaldson
Attorney
Austin

Laura Peterson Elkind
Attorney
Laura Elkind Law, PLLC
Fort Worth

Dionicio “Don” Flores
Media Consultant
El Paso

Yolette Garcia
Assistant Dean
Southern Methodist University
Dallas

Gary Hardee
Research Project Manager
University of Texas at Dallas
Dallas

Cathy Hartman
Associate Dean of Libraries
University of North Texas
Denton

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

Shelley Kofler
Public Relations Manager, University Health System
and longtime Texas journalist
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
and longtime Texas journalist
Austin

John O. Lumpkin
Former Texas Bureau Chief, Associated Press
Former Director, TCU Schieffer School of Journalism
Dallas

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
Director of Government Relations
Raise Your Hand Texas
Austin

Larry Norwood
Communications Consultant
Austin

William Ogden
Attorney
Houston

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

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

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

Tracy Rowlett
Longtime Texas journalist
Dallas

Randy Sanders
President
Sanders Communications
Lubbock

Brett Shipp
Media consultant,
longtime Texas journalist
Dallas

Pete Slover
Attorney
and longtime Texas journalist
Austin

Vicky Teherani
President
More2 Wealth Management
Dallas-Fort Worth

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
Communications Specialist
Austin

Fred Zipp
Editor-in-Chief (retired)
Austin American-Statesman
Instructor, University of Texas
Austin