Director of Wallace House
Lynette Clemetson '10 is the Charles R. Eisendrath Director of Wallace House, home of the Knight-Wallace Fellowships for Journalists and the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists at the University of Michigan. She is a Knight-Wallace alum and came to the university from National Public Radio where she was Senior Director of Strategy and Content Initiatives, guiding projects across broadcast, digital and events. Lynette spent several years as a magazine and newspaper reporter before moving into media strategy and leadership. In addition to her work as a domestic correspondent for The New York Times and Newsweek magazine, she was also an Asia correspondent for Newsweek based in Hong Kong. A former Director of Content Strategy at Pew Center on the States, she was also founding managing editor of the website TheRoot.com. Lynette has a passionate interest in sustaining journalism in a variety of forms and supporting journalists in the pursuit of their craft.
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Robert Yoon '18 is the Associate Director of Wallace House. In his role, he supports the director with the management of the Wallace House programs and the daily operations, activities and outreach of the Knight-Wallace Fellowship programs and initiatives. Rob, a 2018 Knight-Wallace Fellow, oversaw CNN’s political research operation for more than 17 years. In that role, he planned, organized and covered major political news stories and events including five presidential campaigns, numerous congressional and gubernatorial elections and Supreme Court nominations. He has prepared moderators from multiple news organizations for more than 30 presidential debates. His contributions to CNN’s election and breaking news coverage have earned him two Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, and two National Headliner Awards, including one for his work on the investigation of the 9/11 terror plot. In 2016, he was named by Mediaite as one of the most influential people in the news media. In addition to his role at Wallace House, Rob will continue to teach courses on political messaging and campaigns within the university's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts during the fall 2020 semester. He holds degrees from Harvard and the University of Michigan. Rob will start at Wallace House on July 1.
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Melissa Riley is Program Manager for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists and the Wallace House Presents event series and Communications Manager for Wallace House. She manages all aspects of the Livingston Awards, plans outreach events for Wallace House and oversees marketing and communications for all of the Wallace House programs. Melissa began her career in marketing and advertising for Trans World Airlines. She worked as a production coordinator on commercial films and television advertisements and was a producer at "Saturday Night Live." She founded the television production department for the BBDO advertising agency in Moscow, Russia, which grew to be the most award-winning creative agency in Russia. A native of California, Melissa graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University. After living overseas, in Russia, Israel and Malaysia, Melissa is happy to call Ann Arbor her home.
Project Coordinator, Knight-Wallace Fellowships
Patty Meyers-Wilkens joined the Wallace House staff in 2007 and has worked on the Fellowship side of things ever since. Prior to that, she spent 10 years working as a reporter, columnist and eventually editor for a now 139 plus year-old family-owned weekly newspaper in southeastern Michigan. The staff was small and the demands were both exhausting and exhilerating. Originally from New York and a graduate of Rutgers University, she moved to Michigan with her young family back in the late 1980s. The family is no longer young and she and her husband live in a little log cabin on a lake in the beautiful Irish Hills area of southeastern Michigan.
Marketing and Engagement Associate
Joey Mastro joined the Wallace House staff as the Marketing and Engagement Associate in February 2019. Prior to arriving at Wallace House, Joey was the Communications Specialist for Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan Medical School. In addition, he held multiple positions within membership and development at Detroit Public Television, Detroit’s PBS affiliate station. Joey has a B.A. from Michigan State University and an M.A. in arts administration from Eastern Michigan University.
Lisa Morrow manages the finances at Wallace House. Before coming to Wallace House in May 2019, she was a financial analyst at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Lisa also worked as an accounts receivable supervisor at U-M Shared Services Center and an accountant at U-M College of Literature, Science and the Arts. She earned a B.S. in accounting and management information systems from Central Michigan University and an M.B.A. from Wayne State University. While raising her two children, Lisa was a literacy tutor and enjoyed inspiring a love of reading in young children. email@example.com
Office Services Assistant
Alexis Lamb recently joined the Wallace House staff as the Office Services Assistant. Prior to arriving at Wallace House, Alexis was the Business Manager at the Lanthorn Newspaper at Grand Valley State University. In addition, Alexis also worked as an Inpatient Rehab Scheduler at Michigan Medicine. Alexis is a recent graduate with a B.A. in marketing management from Grand Valley State University. firstname.lastname@example.org