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Steve Mehr Named Board Member of Chapman’s School of Communication
[ORANGE, CALIFORNIA – June 25 2019] Chapman University’s School of Communication has selected Steve Mehr as one of the founding members of its Board of Councilors. Mehr, a successful attorney, CEO, and serial entrepreneur, brings extensive business and communication experience to the University.
As an attorney, Mehr has overseen hundreds of successful recoveries for his personal injury, class action, and mass tort clients. He routinely works on high-profile cases and his celebrity clients include Grammy and Golden Globe winners, social influencers and award winning actors.
Additionally, Mehr has found success as an entrepreneur. Creating businesses that include various media and advertising agencies. He also serves as an investor and board member for LA Weekly, one of the largest alt weekly newspapers in the country.
Mehr has judged and coached business competitions at UCLA and USC, and is an in-demand speaker in subjects of law, entrepreneurship, and media. Foundr magazine has featured Mehr in their “Most Influential Entrepreneurs” book and his no nonsense advice has been the subject of an entire chapter in a New York Times best selling business book.
Mehr credits his pursuit of new technology for much of his success. “Innovation, especially today, is key to a successful enterprise. Creating and keeping pace with evolving technologies is essential for the success of any entrepreneur,” explained Mehr. “That is one of the strengths I see in Chapman; its spirit of innovation has spurred its impressive growth and advancement in recent years and that’s why I’m so excited to contribute to their future success.”
Chapman University’s School of Communication prepares leaders to shape commerce through strategic communication, public opinion, health behavior and communication innovation, by engaging in evidence-based research projects, campaigns, academic partnerships and practical applications; setting the stage for the 21st-century scholar. The School of Communication faculty are among the most productive and respected scholars in the communication discipline, consistently publishing cutting-edge peer-reviewed research in top academic journals and books.
The School of Communication Board of Councilors plays an integral role in fulfilling its mission. Board members work in partnership with Dean Lisa Sparks to determine the School’s priorities, programs, and community partnerships. Their leadership and professional expertise serve to guide and advise the Dean in her work to raise the profile of the School of Communication, both in the Southern California region and nationally.
“We are honored and excited to have Steve join our Board. Beyond his extensive experience, he brings a passion for solving problems, which is something we try to instill in our faculty and students. We know that Steve is an important addition to our team, and will help us achieve our ambitious goals for the School of Communication,” says Lisa Sparks Ph.D., Dean of the School of Communication, Chapman University.
About Steve Mehr
Steve Mehr lives in Orange County, California with his wife and two children. He stays very busy as a practicing attorney, director of multiple businesses, and advisor to aspiring entrepreneurs. In addition to numerous awards and pro bono projects, Steve continuously gives back to the community through his work and mentorship with local rescue missions and charities.
About Chapman University School of Communication
The School of Communication prepares leaders to shape commerce via strategic communication, public opinion, health behavior and communication innovation, via evidence-based research projects, campaigns, academic partnerships and practical applications. Founded in 2016 Chapman’s School of Communication is home to three undergraduate academic programs, a Master of Science in Health and Strategic Communication, and a Ph.D. in Communication.