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Board of Directors

The non-profit corporation Duke Student Publishing Corporation, Inc. was established in 1994 to provide an independent structure for the student media operations serving the Duke University campus. The corporation is governed by a board of directors primarily composed of former Chronicle editors.

Board Bios:

David Morris ‘92

David is currently working in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina as an Attorney at Forrest Firm, P.C. In addition to his undergraduate Duke degree that he received in 1992, David graduated from Duke School of Law and completed advanced coursework at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. David has previously worked as Associate Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at UBS Warburg and Managing Director and General Counsel at Oracle Capital Partners LLC. David also lectured in finance at North Carolina Central University and Co-Founded äLuxuRē, a company that simplifies consignment for improved productivity and a better customer experience.

Danielle Muoio ‘15

Former editor in chief of The Chronicle, Danielle graduated from Duke in 2015 with a degree in English and History. Since graduating, Danielle has worked as a Reporter at Business Insider where she covered topics such as Tesla, self-driving cars, electric vehicles, battery storage, and solar for the tech and transportation teams. Danielle currently works as a Policy Reporter at POLITICO New York in New York City where she covers energy and environmental policy.

Chris O’Brien ‘91

Chris graduated from Duke in 1991 and has been a professional journalist since 1992. He recently moved to Toulouse, France where he is now European Correspondent for VentureBeat, a technology blog based in Silicon Valley. Prior to that, he was a technology reporter at the Los Angeles Times, covering Apple and Silicon Valley. He began his time in Silicon Valley at the Mercury News, working there from 1999 to 2012. In May 2008, he became a business columnist for the Mercury News writing about business and technology in Silicon Valley.

Amrith Ramkumar ‘17

Amrith graduated from Duke in 2017. Before graduation, he was editor in chief his junior year on The Chronicle and sports editor his senior year. After graduating, Amrith interned at The Wall Street Journal where he covered markets with a focus on stocks for Wall Street Journal’s Moneybeat blog and stocks team. Currently, he is a reporter at The Wall Street Journal where he covers markets with a focus on metals such as gold and silver.

Carleigh Stiehm ‘16

Before she graduated from Duke in 2016, Carleigh was editor in chief of The Chronicle during her junior year at Duke. After graduation, Carleigh worked as a Corporate Communications Intern at Hearst in New York City. Since then, she has moved to work full time at Hearst. She started for a year as the Coordinator of Marketing Communications, then took on the position as Manager of Marketing Communications. Since 2015, Carleigh has also worked as a Social Media Content Consultant at Qnary.

Phillip Poley ‘91

Since graduating from Duke in 1991, Phillip has worked in a variety of sectors including government, technology, consulting, health care, and publishing. Phillip has worked at Accenture since 2010, first as Senior Manager of Health and Public Service, then as Managing Director which is his current role. Phillip previously worked as the Chief Operating Officer of Medicaid for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and held a variety of roles with Commonwealth Medicine and Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency. He also received an M.A. from Tufts University in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning.

Rui Dai ‘13

Rui Dai wrote as a columnist for The Chronicle from 2010 to 2011 and graduated from Duke in 2013. After completing her undergraduate BS in Neuroscience, Rui obtained a degree from Oxford University in English Literature. Rui has now returned to Duke and is pursuing a MD/PhD at Duke University School of Medicine.

Beau Dure ‘91

After receiving his undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Music in 1991, Beau continued to study at Duke, receiving his M.A. in Liberal studies in 2000. In his time at Duke, Beau served as sports editor for The Chronicle. Beau has since worked at a number of publications, including Morning Star, News & Record, Knight Ridder Tribune, and USA TODAY. Currently, Beau works as a freelance reporter for Duresport Media LLC and is embarking on his 25th year of reporting.

Leigh Dyer ’92

Leigh Dyer graduated from Duke in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Public Policy Studies. Prior to her current position as Director of Public Relations and Publications at the Mint Museum, Leigh worked for The Winston-Salem Journal and Charlotte Observer. She continues to work to support Duke through The Chronicle and The Duke Endowment.

Scott McCartney ‘82

Scott McCartney, former editor in chief of The Chronicle and 1982 Public Policy graduate at Duke, currently works as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal. McCartney creates and authors the weekly Middle Seat column on airline and travel as well as the Middle Seat Terminal blog. Before working at The Journal, McCartney spent over 11 years writing for The Associated Press. He has also written four books, and is an acclaimed multi-engine private pilot.

Nina Gordon ‘80

Nina Gordon graduated from Duke in 1980 and currently works as a Partner for Broad and Cassel in Miami. Nina focuses on representing founder-controlled public and private companies. In addition to the areas of corporate finance and transactions and securities law, Gordon has experience in all aspects of banking law and bank regulatory matters. Nina is also an active member in the community. Alongside her work at The Chronicle, Nina serves on the Boca Raton Museum of Art’s Professional Action Committee and the Northwestern Law School Fund Board.

Peter Applebome ‘71

Peter was a longtime editor and writer at The New York Times; most recently Deputy National Editor, helping drive desk's digital transformation. Other jobs have included Metropolitan Page columnist and Atlanta and Houston Bureau Chief. Peter has also taught at Vanderbilt and Princeton as well as a authoring two books.

Thaddeus Herrick ‘82

Thaddeus is currently head of communications at Phillips 66 in Houston after many years in journalism at The Wall Street Journal and Houston Chronicle.

Dan Carp ‘15

Dan is a former sports editor for The Chronicle and is now working in McLean, VA for Gannett | USA Today as a product manager after three years with ESPN.

Claire Ballentine ‘18

Claire is a recent graduate and recent editor for The Chronicle. She is currently working in a post graduate internship at NY Times via the James Reston Reporting Fellowship at The New York Times. Claire will intern at Bloomberg’s NYC office starting in August.