Los Angeles Alumni Mentor and Network Program

The Marquette Entertainment & Communications Alumni (MECA) provides networking and mentor support to MU alumni working in the entertainment, communications and new media business sectors of Southern California. In addition to social networking events, MECA also hosts a committee of engaged and established alumni who volunteer to serve as mentors to new Marquette grads looking to pursue their career goals in Los Angeles. Each mentor on the committee represents a specific job discipline and will serve as a resource for new grads in the following manner:

  • By offering support, guidance and motivation when it comes time to take a giant step in a new direction after graduation
  • By helping grads decide what directions to pursue in a career and how to overcome obstacles
  • By sharing professional contacts & stories and building a personal relationships with fellow MU alum
  • By teaching what we've learned and share these lessons to better prepare young MU professionals for their own careers
  • By becoming a point of connection between Marquette and the City of Los Angeles

Fill out this form if you wish to reach out to any of the listed Los Angeles based Marquette graduates. The time is now to explore your future goals and make your career dreams a reality.

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Joel Andryc '79

Managing Director, Saban Capital Group

TV production & development, children's animation, brand management, media investments

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Ann Buckingham '85

Global Vice President, Consumer Products, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.

Merchandising & Licensing, Brands, Marketing, Hollywood Studio business

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Eryn Doherty '91

Vice President, Labor Relations, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Entertainment Law and Labor Relations

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John Eckel '81

CEO & Founder, Rock and Sock'em Marketing, LLC

Talent agent/ad agency/marketing & promotions

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Jenna Santoianni '06

Senior Vice President of Television Series, Sonar Entertainment

TV production and development

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Brian Hodous '85

Chief Customer Officer, Activision Blizzard Publishing, Inc.

New media/digital entertainment/electronic gaming/marketing

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Rebekah Ingraham '05

Producer, E! Networks

Entertainment news, TV reality production

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John Lockhart '81

President & CEO, People Media Worldwide, Inc.

Public relations/marketing/agency

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Carl Mueller '09

Associate Attorney at The Maloney Firm, APC

Law Practice

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James Ford Murphy '86

Director, Pixar Animation Studios

Animation, Directing, Writing (San Francisco Bay Area)

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Danny Pudi '01

Actor, Comedian, Director, Writer

"Community," "Gilmore Girls," "ER," "Untucked," "The Second City"

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Michael Schilf '97

President and Co-Founder, The Script Lab

TV & Film Screenwriting

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Rondell Sheridan '80

Actor/ Stand-up Comic / Writer/ Director

"That's So Raven", "Cory in the House", "Cousin Skeeter", "Minor Adjustments", The Tonight show with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, Conan Obrien, and Craig Ferguson, Showtime and Comedy Central

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Ben Tracy '98

CBS News, National Correspondent

Television Journalism/Broadcast Media