Alan Gottlieb is a nuclear engineering graduate of the University of Tennessee, but he has built a successful career in communications and politics. Gottlieb spoke to a group of students at the Baker Center during his visit to campus in November and also spoke to a couple of classes in the College of Communication and Information.
Gottlieb is president of Merril Associates, a noted direct response advertising agency specializing in direct mail, fundraising, and public relations. He is also president of Merril Press, a nonfiction book publishing company. Additionally, he is president of radio stations KBNP in Portland, Ore., KITZ in Seattle, Wash., KGTK in Olympia, Wash., and KSBN in Spokane, Wash. He is also former chairman of the Talk America Radio Network and former president of the Universal Talk Network. Gottlieb is the author of 18 books and has appeared on more than 3,800 TV and radio talk shows.
Randy Hopper visited campus on Monday, Nov. 23 to participate in the Accomplished Alumni Program. Hopper, a 1976 graduate in psychology, began his career working on a White House-sponsored urban education program, “Communities in Schools,” in inner-city Atlanta and the Bronx and Harlem neighborhoods of New York. He is now a senior partner for Zimmerman Reed P.L.L.P. in Minneapolis, Minn., and focuses on complex civil litigation and government relations. While on campus, Hopper spoke to a group of students from a variety of academic departments at the Baker Center.
For more information, please visit the Accomplished Alumni website.