Hawaii Pacific University Department of Communication Advisory Council
The HPU Communication Advisory Council (CAC) is an integrative forum where students, faculty and important professionals in our community discuss topics related to current Department of Communication programs. Many ideas from previous meetings have aided in the enhancement of the educational experience HPU provides. Members of the Communication Advisory Council are hand-selected from Department of Communication faculty, students and representatives of Hawaii’s leading communication-related companies and organizations.
The CAC meets yearly to provide external program review of the Department of Communication’s course offerings, curriculum and design of majors. Current communication industry members are listed below.
Mr. Rick Blangiardi - General Manager, Hawaii News Now
Mr. Chuck Boller - Executive Director, Hawaii International Film Festival
Mr. Chuck Cotton - Vice President & General Manager, Clear Channel Hawai'i
Mr. Kerry Gershaneck - Director of Governmental & Public Relations, Pacific Forum CSIS
Ms. Marylou Foley – Director of Community Outreach, Waikiki Aquarium
Mr. Mike Kelly - President & General Manager, ESPN 1420 & 1500
Mr. Stafford Kiguchi – Senor Vice President & Corporation Communications Manager, Bank of Hawaii
Ms. Kitty Lagareta – President, Communications Pacific
Mr. Joseph McNamara - President & General Manager, KHON2
Ms. Anne Murata - Director of Marketing & Busines Development, Pacific Aviation Museum
Mr. William Meyer III - Attorney, Dwyer Schraff Meyer Grant & Green
Ms. Barbara Pleadwell – Partner, Hastings & Pleadwell Communications & Public Relations
Ms. Olena Heu – Reporter, KHON 2
Mr. J. Kenneth Sanders - Chairman, Co-founder, President, Ocean Network
Ms. Georja Skinner - Chief Officer, Creative Industries Division Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Mr. Lance Tanaka - Manager, Government Relations & Public Affairs, Tesoro Hawaii Corp.
Ms. Barbara Whitman – President, BJW Public Relations
Mr. Phil Wood - Executive Vice President, Laird Christianson Advertising
Mr. John Temple – Editor, Honolulu Civil Beat
Mr. Kevin Bumgarner - Editor, Pacific Business News
Ms. Sherry Menor-McNamara - Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii