John Means

Affiliate Faculty, Brenau University
Kings Bay, Ga.

Since he graduated from law school in the ’80s Means wanted to teach what was then called “Business Law” to college-level students, but never got the chance because he was busy, well, practicing it – including time he spent at one of the most innovative and legally interesting entities in the communications field. Means worked for a decade in the legal department of CNN parent Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta, then – as part of the well-publicized series of mergers and corporate divorces involving Time-Warner, AOL, etc., that led ultimately to the sacking for founder Ted Turner – Means did several short temporary stints with Warner Bros. from 2006 through 2008.   In 2007, my wife and I moved from the Atlanta area to St. Marys, Georgia.  We live about 15 minutes from the Kings Bay Submarine Base. He has been teaching at the Kings Bay campus since 2009.

Anna Elizabeth McCloud

McCloud, Anna ElizabethMarketing ManagerMaintaining Sanity

McCloud, a 2002 conflict resolution and legal studies graduate and Alpha Gamma Delta member, is the marketing manager in charge of visually oriented media for her Atlanta-based company, Maintaining Sanity, which specializes in photography, image-burnishing, posters, advertisements, portraiture and head-shots for entertainers, including some up-and-coming rappers around Atlanta. She also shares whimsical musings on her blog, Maintaining Sanity, with the motto: “Adventures of a Red-Headed Squirrel.” “Brenau taught me that I really can do 234 things at once and do them all well,” she says.

Melinda Kelleher

Vice President of Resource Development
Habitat for Humanity, Atlanta

Kelleher, a 1984 journalism and English graduate and member of Zeta Tau Alpha, joined Atlanta Habitat for Humanity in February 2011 to oversee all resource development initiatives, volunteer management, and the overall marketing and communications strategy for the organization. She previously served in various capacities with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta and the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Greater Georgia. She also was a director for an Atlanta-based consulting firm specializing in services for non-profit organizations, where she successfully managed capital campaigns in the $3 million to $12 million range and led other resource development initiatives for various clients. Kelleher began her career in the hospitality industry at the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB), followed by director of sales positions at convention hotels in Bozeman and Helena, Mont.

Valerie Goswick Hegwood

Hegwood, Valerie GoswickWriter, public relations coordinator, Dalton, Ga.

An English major and a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, the 1989 Women’s College graduate has worked as a grant writer and public relations coordinator for the visual and performing arts in Atlanta and Dalton, where she resides now. She writes regularly for Dalton Magazine and other publications, and she created The Diabetic Snob, a blog about living a full and creative life with the chronic disease. In 2011 she published her first novel for young adults, Addie August, Junior Mystery Writer: The Case of the Long Lost Brother under the pen name “Vee Gee Hegg,” and she is working on a second book in the “Addie August” series.

Anna Alexandar Jacobs

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Jacobs Media, Gainesville, Ga.

Jacobs, a 1986 Women’s College graduate and member of Alpha Chi Omega, majored journalism and public relations. She went to work for Jacobs Media as an intern while she was a Brenau student.  Currently she serves in a senior management role at the radio, television and Web news operation. She was recently elected to the Brenau Board of Trustees.