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Board of Directors

The nonprofit 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:

Claire Ballentine ‘18

Claire completed a post graduate internship via the James Reston Reporting Fellowship at The New York Times. Claire currently works in Bloomberg’s NYC office.

Bre Bradham ‘20

Bre served as editor of Vol. 114 and is interning at Bloomberg summer 2020. She plans to work on the 2020 elections team for The Atlanta Journal Constitution starting fall 2020.

Likhitha Butchireddygari ‘19

Likhitha served as editor of Vol. 113 and then as Digital Strategy Editor her senior year. She interned at both The Wall Street Journal and FiveThirtyEight the year after graduation. She will start Columbia Law School in the fall of 2020.

Dan Carp ‘15

Dan is a former sports editor for The Chronicle and is now working for Shift Technologies as a product manager. Dan also worked for USA Today and ESPN.

Nina Gordon ‘80

Nina Gordon graduated from Duke in 1980 and currently works as a partner for Nelson Mullins 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.

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 studied English Literature at Oxford University. 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.

Armando Gomez ‘91

Armando is currently a partner at Skadden Arps in Washington, DC. He served as business manager for The Chronicle.

Gautam Hathi ‘17

Gautam worked as an interactive intern for The New York Times the summer after graduation. While at The Chronicle he was Digital Content Editor and then Towerview Editor. Gautam currently works for Google as a software engineer.

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.

Amrith Ramkumar ‘17

Amrith was editor in chief his junior year on The Chronicle and then went on to be 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.

Lindsey Rupp ‘12

Lindsey is a former editor and long-standing DSPC board member. She currently serves as co-chair along with Scott McCartney managing our strategic planning efforts and digital transformation. Lindsey is News Editor at Bloomberg where she manages online content for Bloomberg.com.

Philip 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.

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. Scott currently serves as co-chair along with Lindsey Rupp.

Bar Pachino ‘81

Bart is current Executive Director at Valley Beth Shalom. He was sports editor during his time on Chronicle staff when Coach K came to Duke.