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School of Mass Communication at Loyola University New Orleans Inducts Alumni into Den of Distinction


May 29, 2014 --
School of Mass Communication at Loyola University New Orleans Inducts Alumni into Den of Distinction

New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) May 29, 2014

Three Loyola University New Orleans mass communication graduatesa network TV executive, a nonprofit leader passionate about the common good and a national media directorwere inducted into the Mass Communication Den of Distinction Friday, May 9.

Russell H. Myerson 76, Veronique Niles Spruill 80, and Reid I. Steinberg 94, comprise the Class of 2014 of the School of Mass Communication alumni hall of fame. The Den of Distinction recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves nationally by a lifetime of accomplishments or by extraordinary achievement. The 2014 inductees were honored, along with the School of Mass Communication graduating seniors, during an afternoon reception in the Communications/Music Complex on Loyolas main campus.

Myerson is executive vice president of affiliate relations and technology for The CW Television Network. During his career he has worked in communication sales, programming, marketing, distribution, production, finance and technology. Myerson spearheaded the 1997 launch of a 24/7 basic cable network for The WB Television Network, a unit of Warner Bros., and helped launch the Game Show Network in 1994. Myerson is the former chairman and CEO of NATPE International. A native of St. Petersburg, Fla., he now lives in California.

Spruill is president and CEO of the Council on Foundations, a national nonprofit association of philanthropic organizations and corporations. She served as president and CEO of the Ocean Conservancy and founded and led SeaWeb, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing ocean issues. Spruill also had a 15-year career in public relations, including five years as senior vice president of Ruder Finn. At Loyola, she studied communications and religious studies, graduating in 1980. She then received a masters in communications from the University of West Florida. She currently lives in Washington, D.C.

Steinberg is senior vice president and media director at ICONInternational Inc., a company specializing in corporate barter that is part of the Omnicom Group. He is a member of the Association of National Advertisers. Steinberg studied marketing and advertising at Loyola. He was a member of the first Loyola Ad Team to advance to the finals of the American Advertising Federations National Student Advertising Competition with a campaign for Eastman Kodak. Steinberg currently resides in Connecticut.

Through the Den of Distinction we recognize distinguished alumni who have made their mark in the communications field. We are thrilled with their success and feel fortunate to have been a part of it, said Sonya F. Duhé, Ph.D., director of the School of Mass Communication.

The Mass Communication Den of Distinction was founded in 2012 to honor outstanding Loyola communication alumni. The 2014 honorees join previous inductees Peter Finney, Sr. 49, Maurice Guillerman 58, Gary G. Hymel 54, Bob Marshall 71, Judith Reese Morse 84, John Deveney 88, Shawn M. Donnelley 91, and Michael Smith 01.

For media inquiries, please contact James Shields in the Office of Public Affairs at jshields(at)loyno(dot)edu or 504-861-5888.

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