Join Orange County Business Council for The Washington Briefing with Hugh Hewitt, a well-known author, NBC News Political analyst, and Host of the Hugh Hewitt Show. Mr. Hewitt will provide insight and analysis from the nation’s capital on U.S. society, politics and cultural trends! He will be interviewed by Brian Calle, Vice President, Opinion Page Editor, Southern California News Group. Thank you to Emcee Lisa Sparks, PhD., Dean of School of Communication, Chapman University and to event sponsors, Chapman College of Communication and Cadiz!
Lisa Sparks, PhD, Emcee
Dean, School of Communication
Dr. Sparks is the Inaugural Dean of the School of Communication and Endowed Professor at Chapman University, Orange, CA. She previously served as Chair of the Department of Communication Studies and Founding Head/Director of the Master of Science graduate program in Health and Strategic Communication. Dr. Sparks is a highly regarded teacher-scholar whose published work spans more than 150 research articles and scholarly book chapters, and is the author and editor of 12 books in the areas of communication, health, and aging.
Brian Calle, Moderator
Vice President, Opinion Page Editor
Southern California News Group
Brian Calle manages the opinion teams for SCNG’s 11 daily newspapers and websites. He is also editor-in-chief of CalWatchdog.com, a Presidential Fellow and professor at Chapman University and was co-host of Fox 11’s “You Decide: SoCal” weekly news broadcast. Prior to his current professional endeavors, Brian was the Director of Sales and Marketing for Sally Ride Science where he worked under noted Astronaut and CEO Sally Ride.