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February 2023 Accolades

Katori Hall (1999), award winning playwright and creator of P-Valley, won 3 NAACP Image awards, including Outstanding Drama Series for P-Valley.

Jake Basden (2002) is the new President of Sandbox Entertainment after 12 years as head of PR at Big Machine Label Group. Jake’s career accolades to date include being named Country Music Association (CMA) publicist of the year. He was also named PR Week’s Young PR Professional of the Year, and was honored as one of the magazine’s “40 Under 40” in 2019.
Craig Kessler (2003), former Top Golf Executive, was named Chief Operating Officer for the PGA of America. Craig recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Buff City Soap, a fast-growing, experiential retail company based in Dallas that has grown from 100 to 260 locations across 32 states since he became CEO.