Strategic Communications, Marketing, and Engagement

Educate & Inspire

Inspires investment in the university through compelling storytelling, engagement, and information sharing. The team develops strategies, crafts messaging, produces materials and coordinates communications with UF Advancement and campus partners.

  • Campaign Communications: Informs and educates stakeholders to champion and implement a shared campaign communications plan, raising UF’s awareness and reputation through key messaging and storytelling
  • Unified Brand: Fosters “Go Greater” unified brand through an integrated and collaborative university advancement communications model
  • Communications Project Management: Executes strategic advancement communications through priority system and with high-quality and efficient production
  • World Class Events: Engage and inspire constituents by producing signature University of Florida events that promote institutional priorities and support the fundraising enterprise
  • Wow Stewardship: Engages and steward donors through a comprehensive campaign donor relations strategy and structure

Team Listing

Strategic Communications, Marketing and Engagement

Luke Anderson
Associate VP, Strategic Communications & CMO
352-392-8950      click to email

Jim Baer
Art Director
352-392-8212      click to email

Tina Banner
Assistant Director of Social Media & Digital Communities
352-392-5494      click to email

Chris Barnett
Senior Web Administrator
352-392-9535      click to email

Aaron Daye
Multimedia Specialist
352-392-4068      click to email

Barbara Drake
Content Editor & Writer
352-846-3643      click to email

David Finnerty
Senior Director of Development Communications
352-392-8971      click to email

Tonya Gibbs
Digital Communications Manager
352-392-7636      click to email

Maddie Haggbloom
Graphic Designer
352-392-8304      click to email

Marissa Hartman
Project & Operational Specialist
352-392-0677      click to email

David Houder
Executive Director of Creative Services
352-392-8076      click to email

Martha Jakab
Digital Applications Manager
352-846-3610      click to email

Robert Mack
Associate Art Director
352-392-8495      click to email

Nicole Neal
Executive Director of Strategic Communications
352-846-3447      click to email

Jason Phenicie
Senior Director of Digital Marketing and Engagement
352-392-5980      click to email

Brenton Richardson
Multimedia Specialist
352-392-7491      click to email

Jennifer Romero
352-392-3160      click to email

Cindy Spence
Assistant Director of Communications
352-392-5491      click to email

Monica Vosilla
Director of Digital Communications
352-392-8081      click to email

Nicole Yucht
Senior Director of Campaign Initiatives
352-392-5412      click to email

Donor Relations

Lindsey Farah
Senior Director of Donor Engagement
352-392-2529      click to email

Claire Burns
Director of Donor Programs
352-392-7762      click to email

Megan Christopherson
Associate Director of Donor Engagement
352-392-5862      click to email

Micah Hyle
Associate Director of Stewardship & Data
352-392-8310      click to email

Rachel Smith
Donor Relations Coordinator
352-392-3881      click to email

Vice President and Campaign Events

Missy Poole
Director of Special Events & Engagement
352-392-5489      click to email

Anja Fairholm
Assistant Director
352-392-3379      click to email

Giovanni Lugo
Special Events Manager
352-392-5973      click to email

Jaclyn O'Brian
Associate Director
352-392-7758      click to email