Senior Leadership Team.

Jaff Nall

Jeff Nall, Executive Director

Jeff Nall serves as the Executive Director of University Marketing & Communications at the University of West Florida. As the University’s chief branding officer, Jeff is responsible for driving the data-driven integrated marketing communications plans and unified brand strategy for the University. Read More...

Megan Prawdzik Gonzalez

Megan Prawdzik Gonzalez, Director of Communications

Megan Gonzalez serves as the Director of Communications for the University of West Florida, where she is responsible for University strategic communications and media relations. Megan manages a proactive newsgathering operation by developing strategies that support and promote the University’s mission. Her passion for public relations and innate understanding of integrated marketing allow her to serve as a strong leader in taking University communications to the next level. Read More...

Pola Young

Pola Young, Creative Director

Pola Young serves as the Creative Director for University Marketing and Communications, and her passion shows through everything she does. She must now return to her daily jive of juggling and herding cats… Bio to be continued! Read More...


Support Staff

Christina Anderson

Christina Anderson, Front-End Web Designer

Christina Anderson is the Front-End Web Designer for University Marketing & Communications. She possesses a strong background in script programming and graphic design and assists with integration of the new content management system and responsive web project. Read More...

John Blackie

John Blackie, Photographer

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 and Communications team, John has been providing a variety of photography services to the campus community. Working closely with the Assistant Director of Digital Media, in-house designers and campus clients, John’s photography is largely utilized as a key component of marketing pieces for the University. His services extend to departmental needs, campus events, student organizations and beyond.  Read More...

Brittany Boyd

Brittany Boyd, Creative Services Specialist

Brittany initially joined the University Marketing and 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 Creative Services Specialist. Brittany’s daily operations include streamlining the design and printing process by working closely with the Creative Director, clients and printing agencies. Read More...

Andrew Detar

Andrew Detar, Graphic Designer

Designer by day, superhero by night, Andrew Detar was added on as a valuable part of the University Marketing and Communications team in the beginning of 2011. Through his position as Graphic Designer, Andrew has set out to not only develop his own design career but also play an active part in contributing to the development and growth of the University’s brand. Read More...

Kaylynn Hawkins

Kaylynn Hawkins, Office Manager

Kaylynn Hawkins serves as the Office Manager for University Marketing and Communications. From updating and managing departmental policies and procedures, to actively assisting the Executive Director in budgetary and media buying needs, Kaylynn fills in multiple puzzle pieces and keeps the UMC team operating efficiently. Read More...

Jay Massey

Jay Massey, Assistant Director of Web Services

Jay Massey is responsible for implementing enterprise-level web and internet marketing strategies, policies and procedures for the University. Jay brings more than 25 years of commercial experience to the table, with 15 of them dedicated to specifically managing web application development and internet marketing. Having a solid understanding of all things web within the context of the vast world of integrated marketing equips Jay to serve as a valuable resource within the University Marketing and Communications team. Currently Jay is developing the next iteration of the University web presence, including content management system, mobile web and social integration. Read More...

Jennifer Peck

Jennifer Peck, Senior Graphic Designer

Jennifer Peck serves as the Senior Graphic Designer for University Marketing & Communications where she spends each day crafting projects to meet the needs of University clients and working with the team to develop the UWF brand. Jennifer has managed to gain a wide array of experience through her work, creating award-winning projects on local, regional and national levels. Read More...

Margaret Roberts

Margaret Roberts, Communications Manager

Margaret Roberts serves as the Communications Manager at the University of West Florida, where she is responsible for public relations, writing, social media, University publicity and serves on the University Crisis Communications Team. Her dynamic passion for education and proactive approach to public relations marks her as a strong individual and professional in the Communications Unit within University Marketing and Communications. Read More...

Lauren Smith

Lauren Smith, Assistant Director of Digital Media

Lauren Smith currently serves as the Assistant Director of Digital Media for University Marketing and Communications. Her responsibilities in this dynamic position include overseeing the digital assets acquisition, working with the campus photographer to collaborate with clients in order to get “the perfect shot” and the development of potential new media outlets. She also works with videographers to produce videos and television spots for the various projects and campaigns across campus. Read More...

Brittany Carr

Brittany Swinford, Communications Manager

Brittany Swinford serves as the Communications Manager at the University of West Florida, where she is responsible for writing and editing, public relations, media relations, University publicity and serves as a member of the UWF Crisis Communications Team. Her passion for writing and proactive approach to strategic communications make her a key to success in the Communications Unit within the University Marketing and Communications Department. Read More...

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