Leadership Team

Megan Gonzalez

Megan Gonzalez

  • Executive Director, University Marketing & Communications
  • megang@uwf.edu

Megan Gonzalez serves as the Executive Director of University Marketing & Communications at the University of West Florida, where she develops and manages implementation of the university’s integrated marketing communications plan. Megan leads the department comprised of creative, marketing, web and public relations professionals.

Megan's Bio
Brittany Boyd

Brittany Boyd

Brittany initially joined the University Marketing & Communications team as an intern while finishing her degree here at UWF. Because of her previous experience within the department, Brittany understands the daily pressures it operates under, making her a perfect fit as the Assistant Director.

Brittany's Bio
Jennifer Peck

Jennifer Peck

Jennifer Peck serves as the Art Director for University Marketing & Communications where she is responsible for the visual components of the university’s marketing, communication and branding efforts.

Jennifer's Bio
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John Perkins

John Perkins serves as Assistant Director of Photography and Video at the University of West Florida, where he curates and guides the production of visual assets for the university’s marketing and communications team.

John's Bio
Matt Rowley, Assistant Director for Communications in University Marketing & Communications

Matt Rowley

Matt Rowley serves as Assistant Director of Digital Strategy at the University of West Florida, where he develops and implements a proactive strategy for the university’s digital presence, including web, digital signage and digital communications.

Matt's Bio
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Tom St. Myer

Tom St. Myer serves as Assistant Director of Communications at the University of West Florida, where he develops communication strategies to increase the institution’s visibility. Tom proactively identifies, pitches and secures publicity opportunities to elevate the University’s profile among key constituencies and works with the UMC team to manage relationships with members of the media.

Tom's Bio
Pola Young

Pola Young

Pola Young is the Creative Director for University Marketing & Communications, having served the department for more than 10 years. She provides conceptual design strategies for both the University’s campaigns and internal campus client projects.

Pola's Bio


Christina Anderson

Christina Anderson

Christina Anderson is the Web Manager for University Marketing & Communications. She possesses a strong background in script programming and graphic design and works closely with the department as well as the growing community of content providers across the university, assisting with content integration and development in the campus web content management system.

Christina's Bio
rhea azamar

Rhea Azamar

Rhea Samantha Azamar joined the University Marketing and Communications Fall 2016 and serves as Marketing and Communications Assistant.

Rhea's Bio
John Blackie

John Blackie

John serves as the photographer for the University of West Florida. Throughout the course of his 20 years as an active part of the University Marketing & Communications team, John has been providing a variety of photography services to the campus community.

John's Bio
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Shelley Henseler

Shelley Henseler recently joined the UMC team as a Graphic Designer. Under the leadership of the Art Director, Shelley provides design services with a primary role of reproducing, maintaining and developing creative concepts to support strategic messaging.

Shelley's Bio
Jason O'Connell

Jason O'Connell

Jason O'Connell serves as the Web Content Strategist for University Marketing & Communications where he is responsible for enhancing the web user experience, content quality, search optimization, analytical measurement as well as improve client support.

Jason's Bio
mayra quinones

Mayra Quinones

Mayra serves as the University Marketing and Communications Assistant. In her role, she assists with the management of the institutional photo library, recruits for and organizes student photoshoots, manages and develops content for various digital communications and completes other administrative tasks.

Mayra's Bio
Brittany Swinford

Brittany Swinford

Brittany Swinford is a writer for University Marketing & Communications, where she is responsible for drafting and editing press releases and other public relations writing, as well as copywriting and editing for the University’s marketing initiatives.

Brittany's Bio
Olivia Wise, Communications Assistant

Olivia Teeney

Olivia joined the communications unit as public relations assistant in Spring 2014, and currently serves as the social media specialist. In this role she manages the University’s social presence through various platforms to create an ongoing narrative with various audiences.

Olivia's Bio
Julia Thorpe, Communications Assistant

Julia Thorpe

Julia Thorpe joined University Marketing and Communications in Spring 2015 and serves as the Communications Assistant. In her role, she writes and edits press releases and media pitches, develops publicity reports, researches and compiles media lists, tracks media relations and facilitates various other administrative tasks.

Julia's Bio
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