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.

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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.

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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.

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Matt Rowley, Assistant Director for Communications in University Marketing & Communications

Matt Rowley

Matt Rowley serves as Assistant Director of University Communications at the University of West Florida, where he develops internal and external communications plans, strategies and initiatives to increase the visibility of the University.

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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.

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Staff

Christina Anderson

Christina Anderson

Christina Anderson is the Front-End Web Designer for University Marketing & Communications. She possesses a strong background in script programming and graphic design and works closely with Jay Massey, Jason O'Connell, and the growing community of content providers across the university, assisting with content integration and development in the campus web content management system.

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rhea azamar

Rhea Azamar

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Julia Thorpe, Communications Assistant

Julia Thorpe

Julia Thorpe has been a member of the Communications Unit since Spring 2015 and currently serves as the Communications Assistant. In her role, she manages all publicity clips, develops the weekly publicity report, drafts and manages the @UWF Faculty and Staff Newsletter, along with completing other administrative tasks.

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Olivia Wise, Communications Assistant

Olivia Wise

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.

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