Amanda Scott

Producer, Georgia Public Broadcasting

Scott graduated from Brenau University with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in radio and television broadcasting in 2005. She worked in community radio for three years before becoming part of the GPB Radio family as an intern for Radio in the fall of 2005. She began her broadcasting career in college radio at Brenau University’s WBCX-FM as the host of “The World Wind Wind Up,” a world music show as DJ Ms. Unique and as student promotions director. She has also used her talents in broadcasting as a freelance production assistant for radio and film.

Rachel Roe

Public Relations, Lincoln Specialist
Ford Motor Company, Charlotte, N.C.

For about a year after her 2003 graduate as a mass communications major, Chi Omega

Roe served as an associate producer at WSB-TV in Atlanta before breaking into the automobile marketing business in 2005 at Curry Honda in Chamblee, Ga. After two years she began her steady progress up the food chain in the industry – first in regional sales management roles from General Motors Chevrolet and Cadillac divisions, and since September 2011 with Ford’s luxury car division. Her responsibilities include a wide range of dealer support and training in customer service and a variety of other disciplines.

Ronda Rich Tinker

Author, Speaker, Syndicated Columnist

Rich, a 1983 journalism major, started her career, believe it or not, as a sports writer – an award-winning one at that. She exploded into national prominence a little more than a decade ago with the syndication of her newspaper column and with the publication of the first of several books, What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should), which has now topped 30 printings. Her most recent is There’s A Better Day A-Comin’, a personal accounting of dozens of people – famous and non-famous – who triumphed over tribulation and setbacks to push through adversity. In between came What Southern Women Know About Faith, What Southern Women Know About Flirting, My Life in The Pits (a critically acclaimed memoir of her years in NASCAR racing as a reporter and publicist) and the novel, The Town That Came A-Courtin’, which has been optioned for a movie. She has appeared on dozens of television shows including The View, The Other Half, Fox Sports and CNN, as well as in the pages of Redbook, Cosmopolitan, New York Times, Washington Post, Southern Living, and Woman’s Own.

Heather Parker

Parker, HeatherMultimedia account executive, reporter
Gwinnett Times, Lawrenceville, Ga.

Parker, a 2005 Women’s College mass communications graduate, emphasized advertising and public relations in her Brenau studies and was the advertising sales manager for The Alchemist as well as its managing editor. She started her professional career in advertising sales at The Times of Gainesville. Since 2006 she has been employed with Southern Community Newspapers, Inc., as a multimedia sales selling and managing print, digital and direct mail campaigns primarily for Gwinnett Daily Post, the second largest Sunday newspaper in Georgia.  The Suwanee, Ga., resident also serves as communication chairwoman for Suwanee Performing Arts, a nonprofit community arts organization.

Brandy Stanfield Nagel

Marketing Catalyst
Roswell, Ga.

The Alpha Gamma Delta member graduated from the Women’s College in 1991 with a degree in psychology. However, she bills herself as a “marketing catalyst.” A sought-after speaker on creative processes, her background includes print and online marketing communications with an emphasis on social media. She has developed and launched marketing plans at corporations, non-profits, small businesses and agencies. Most recently, she worked at Georgia Tech’s Innovation Institute, where she focused on strategic communications and social marketing. Her first book, From Wedding Gown to Divorce Dress, is available on, and her second book, Digitally Famous, will be published shortly.