Cary Broussard
Cary BroussardPresident
Cary Broussard is the principal owner of Broussard Global, a marketing communications company that builds innovative, winning brands through inclusive, cause-related marketing and PR and internal team building.

Well known for creating Wyndham Hotels’ Women On Their Way travel program, and former Chief Staff Officer for the Washington, D.C. – based, Alliance for Women In Media, Cary returned to Dallas last year, and remains an adjunct professor at New York University’s Tisch Center of Hospitality and Tourism.

Cary is a founding member of the Dallas Chapter of Conscious Capitalism and her book, From Cinderella to CEO, How to Master the 10 Lessons of Fairy Tales to Transform Your Work Life, published in ten languages, features advice on a myriad of issues important to today’s global work force.

Cary’s extensive media and communications skill will bring a new level of professionalism to the Press Club and her business contacts will broaden our outreach activities.

Cory Smith
Cory SmithPresident-Elect
Cory Smith anchors NBC 5 News weekend evenings and also reports during the week. He joined the NBC 5 News team in December 2015. Born and raised in south Oak Cliff, Cory returned home after three years at KSAT 12, the ABC affiliate in San Antonio. During his time in the Alamo City he covered local and state politics.

Born and raised in south Oak Cliff, Cory returned home after three years at KSAT 12, the ABC affiliate in San Antonio. During his time in the Alamo City he covered local and state politics.

Cory’s extensive work in the field and love of storytelling has taken him across the Lone Star State – from the explosion in West to the devastating Memorial Day floods in Wimberley.

Cory received his degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He is also a proud graduate of Bishop Dunne High School.

He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and is the former president of the organization’s San Antonio chapter.

Our Valuable Team Members:
Media

Hugh Aynesworth
Hugh Aynesworth
Hugh Aynesworth has been a journalist for more than 65 years, a member of the Press Club of Dallas since 1960. He has worked at both The Dallas News and Dallas Times Herald — as well as Newsweek, The Washington Times, United Press International, The Arkansas Gazette and ABC News (20/20).
A winner of more than 80 local, state and national awards (including an Emmy last year for a documentary featuring 27 persons connected with the JFK assassination.) he is a former president of the club and onetime president of the Texas chapter of Sigma Delta Chi.
Kevin Farrell
Kevin Farrell
Kevin Farrell is a Dallas-based writer, travel & technology journalist, and award-winning restaurateur.

After spending years traveling the world working for publications like National Geographic, USA Today, Saveur and Vice, he moved to Texas in 2016 to serve as the Director of Marketing for DFW’s technology-enabled real estate brokerage, Door Homes. He remains passionate about the hospitality industry, his dog Loki, and eating his way across the globe.

Tristan Hallman
Tristan Hallman
Tristan Hallman has been a reporter for The Dallas Morning News since 2013. He currently covers Dallas City Hall, but has also covered breaking news, crime, the Dallas Police Department, Dallas Fire-Rescue and other public safety matters.
Before coming to Dallas, Tristan interned for The News’ Washington bureau, the Texas Tribune, the Houston Chronicle’s Austin bureau, Gannett’s Washington bureau and The New York Times. His work has also appeared in Crain’s New York Business, the New York Daily News, the Riverdale Press and City Limits Magazine.

He has a political science degree from St. Edward’s University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and he earned a master’s degree in journalism in 2012 from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

Barry Hoffman
Barry Hoffman
Barry Hoffman is a journalist, editor and communications executive with more than 50 years’ experience in wire service, print and broadcast news. He’s a Dallas native and spent his entire journalism career in the Northeast. He moved back to Dallas eight years ago. He is a partner and the founding editor of the HealthDay News Service, the world’s largest daily health and medical news service with more than 2,000 business clients.
He is a partner and the founding editor of the HealthDay News Service, the world’s largest daily health and medical news service with more than 2,000 business clients.

During his 50+ years in news, Hoffman has worked as a reporter and/or editor for a number of major news organizations, including the New York Herald Tribune, WNEW Radio in New York City, and the United Press International Audio Network news service, He has held top editorial and general management positions with Gannett and Times Mirror and is a past president of the New York State Associated Press Association.

He is also an instructor at Brookhaven College, teaching a Continuing Education course about the effect of the Internet and social media on newspapers and the role of journalism in our society.

News staffs under Hoffman’s direction have won more than 300 national and regional awards, including the national Headliner’s Award for public service, Associated Press Managing Editors award for in-depth reporting, and The Society of Professional Journalists award for enterprise reporting.

Hoffman is a Vietnam veteran, serving as a broadcast specialist and combat reporter for U.S. Army headquarters and the Armed Forces Network in 1968 and 1969.

Jo Ann Holt
Jo Ann Holt
Jo Ann Holt-Caussey was honored as a Living Legend by the Dallas Press Club in 2016 for her 30+ years as a North Texas journalist. She was lifestyles editor for The Oak Cliff Tribune from 1978-2009.

For 20+ years she also operated a boutique PR agency specializing in entertainment clients such as Dallas Summer Musicals. Now a freelance writer covering arts, autos, entertainment and travel industries for outlets including carladynews.com, Daily Commercial Record, Epoch Times, flashlist.com, Focus Daily News, Katy Trail Weekly, socialwhirl.com, and travellady.com.

Holt served on the PC board in 2004-2008 and again in 2016-2018. She also serves as Treasurer of Texas Outdoor Writers; past board member of Texas Auto Writers; voting member of DFW Film Critics; member PR committee for Dallas Arboretum; North American Travel Journalists; and International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association. Holt is married to past Press Club president Durhl Caussey.

Scott Keenan
Scott Keenan
Scott Keenan is a veteran television management executive with a proven track record for successfully managing multiple silos within an organization, including; designing and executing brand strategies, analyzing and restructuring operations, developing and maintaining vendor relationships along with managing/forecasting multi-million dollar budgets.

Masterful at operations and organization and also an editorial leader and innovative thinker who has a firm grasp of technology, both digital and production.

Keen ability to lead in crisis, orchestrating coverage of countless national events in a senior leadership role, navigating live coverage and issues on the ground for network anchor remotes, political conventions, major natural & man-made disasters, Super Bowls, World Series, Papal trips and more.

Decisive leader with the ability to problem solve under tight deadlines and who motivates staff with a common sense approach to management. Tireless innovator with executable ideas on all platforms and known as a respected, results oriented manager with proven success in team building.

Angela Madison
Angela Madison
Angela Marie Madison is a seasoned expert in Broadcast Media, Public Relations, Branding, Sports and Entertainment. Angela has co-authored and authored research on the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), as well as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Her experience is unique in that she has worked with professional sports organizations in various and diverse roles: as a print journalist, in broadcasting, in marketing and as a representative and strategist for entertainers and athletes.

Angela founded IMBUE Symposium. IMBUE is a philanthropic symposium designed to inspire, educate, and motivate students and parents as they chart paths to short-term and long-term success. Students are provided with resources and best practices to identify opportunities and address unique challenges as they matriculate from HS and college to life as a professional in any field they pursue.

She is currently an Assignments Editor and the face of an on-air segment that she writes and produces weekly for WFAA TV, Dallas, TX titled Angela’s A-List. Angela’s A- List covers events and entertainment in North Texas. As a public figure, Angela strives to pour positive energy into the community while raising the bar in every aspect.

Public Relations

Ayona Anderson
Ayona Anderson
Ayona Anderson is the Founder & CEO at EJP Marketing CO. LLC, one of the only Millennial-led marketing and public relations consulting firms in North Texas

She has more than ten years of agency and corporate experience managing and implementing integrated marketing, digital & social media campaigns and public relations strategies. Prior to launching her firm, she worked with brands such as: the U.S. Army, L’oreal, ExxonMobil, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Paul Quinn College, U.S. Federal Reserve, Verizon Wireless, CVS/Pharmacy, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, RushCard, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Pine-Sol, and more.

Her specialties include digital & social media marketing, public relations strategy development and implementation, media and community relations, community management and digital crisis communication, etc.

During her career, Ayona has earned more than 50 million media impressions for clients in top national media outlets and blogs, e.g. TODAY show, ESSENCE, Ebony Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, USAtoday.com, Huffington Post, etc.

Ayona is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Communications-Public Relations.

Lauren Finegan
Lauren Finegan
A native of Dallas, Lauren has pursued successful artistic careers in Professional Ballet and Certified Romana’s Pilates Instruction around the world. After settling back to her Texas roots in 2012 with a renewed focus on Digital and Social Media Content, Lauren has been an early adopter of all things social.

Her communications, marketing, and management skills combined with her passion for people and networking, have led her to successful clients and opportunities; including corporate experience as the Marketing Manager for Macrospect and agency experience as the Account/Project Manager for White Pants Agency.

In 2016, Lauren founded REED & CO. a boutique agency focused on providing custom events and digital marketing services for businesses and brands. To support these efforts, Lauren is also immersed in the Dallas start-up and entrepreneurial community where she cultivates collaboration and networking opportunities with local brands and influencers.

Scott Goldstein
Scott Goldstein
Scott is Chief of Policy and Communications for Dallas Mayor Michael S. Rawlings. In that position, he oversees media relations and policy development and he serves as a liaison to City Council members and other elected and appointed officials. His duties also include speech writing and communications with senior city staff.

Prior to this role, he was the digital content editor for Baylor Scott & White Health, where he blogged and worked on social media for the largest nonprofit health care system in Texas.

Scott previously worked as a reporter and blogger for The Dallas Morning News for more than eight years, covering Dallas City Hall, crime, courts and general assignments. He has worked in newsrooms at The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, and Richmond Times-Dispatch. His reporting garnered national attention and Scott has made appearances on Dateline on NBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and Investigation Discovery.

Frank Librio
Frank Librio
Frank Librio is the Chief Marketing Officer at VisitDallas working with his team to promote Dallas as a top travel, leisure, and meetings destination in a cosmopolitan city where optimism meets opportunity.
Frank was the Director of the City of Dallas’ Communications / Media Relations and Public Information Office for eight years. In that role, he served as a member of the City’s senior management team providing communications, public affairs and media relations advice and counsel to the City Manager, the Mayor, members of the City Council and Department Directors, and served as the City spokesperson. Frank also served as the Chief of Staff for Dallas Mayor Laura Miller.

Prior to his transition into government communications, Frank was an award-winning broadcast news journalist for 17 years in Dallas, Boston and Hartford, CT. For his work as a news producer and executive producer, he has won dozens of press awards including an Emmy, and numerous Associated Press awards for his reporting and producing.

Frank is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.

Frank says,” I would be honored to continue serving on the Board of the Press Club of Dallas to help transform the club into an organization relevant to today’s media and public relations landscape – while honoring the club’s long history as a journalistic institution.”

Martha Tiller
Martha Tiller
D Magazine once called Martha Tiller “Famous for Making People Famous.” She is known in Dallas business, civic, social, and media circles as a public relations executive with a substantial…used to be called Rolodex….then BlackBerry….now iPhone Contact List.

You may not know that her professional life before Big D included CBS Television, Goodson-Todman Productions and the TV show “Password,” Gov. John Connally, and a post-White House LBJ. She often shares with groups a slice of life in the role of press secretary, social secretary and director of special projects for Pres. and Mrs. Johnson at the LBJ Ranch and Library.