Megan Gonzalez

Megan Gonzalez

  • Executive Director of University Marketing and Communications
  • megang@uwf.edu

Megan Gonzalez serves as the Executive Director of University Marketing and 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 also serves as the university’s central point of contact regarding institutional branding, media relations and crisis communication. She provides counsel to the Vice President for University Advancement and University leadership regarding reputation building opportunities and assists in resolving various communication issues. Megan also serves as the executive editor of all major publications.

Megan’s experience spans from higher education to agency and corporate communications, where she has managed various aspects of public relations, marketing and advertising.

Prior to joining UWF, Megan managed the development and implementation of an extensive, organizational rebranding initiative. She has secured coverage for clients on national media outlets such as The Today Show, ABC News, Good Morning America and MSNBC, among others.

Megan is also a member of the Florida Public Relations Association, the American Advertising Federation and volunteers as an advisor for Alpha Delta Pi sorority at UWF. Megan and her husband Nick recently welcomed their first child, Isabella "Ella" Victoria.

Education

  • B.A. Communication Arts, Emphasis in Public Relations, Minor in Marketing
    University of West Florida – Pensacola, Florida
  • M.A. Strategic Communication and Leadership
    University of West Florida – Pensacola, Florida

Awards & Honors

  • 2015 American Advertising Federation Gold ADDY Award
  • 2015 American Advertising Federation Silver ADDY Award
  • 2014 American Advertising Federation Gold ADDY Award
  • 2014 CASE District III Award of Excellence
  • 2014 Florida Public Relations Association Image Award
  • 2014 Florida Public Relations Association Judges Choice Award
  • 2014 Florida Public Relations Association Award of Distinction
  • 2012 Independent News Rising Star
  • 2009 American Advertising Federation Gold ADDY Award
  • 2009 Southern Public Relations Federation Lantern Award
  • 2008 American Advertising Federation Gold ADDY Award

Affiliations

  • American Advertising Federation, Fourth District
  • Florida Public Relations Association, Pensacola
  • Southern Public Relations Federation

Leadership

  • 2014-2015 American Advertising Federation, Fourth District, Northwest Florida liaison
  • 2013-2014 American Advertising Federation, Pensacola, President
  • 2012-2013 American Advertising Federation, Pensacola, Vice President
  • 2009-2011 American Advertising Federation, Tallahassee, President

 

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