Meet the Team

Our department’s structure supports the mission and vision by:

  • Building awareness of Georgia Tech as a highly respected and highly ranked learning and research institution in Georgia by sharing stories locally, nationally, and globally.
  • Creating and maintaining an engaged and informed campus community focused on transparency and ethics.
  • Building and protecting the reputation of Georgia Tech by sharing consistent and compelling messages, responding to questions, requests, and suggestions readily.

Senior Leadership

Abbigail Tumpey
Vice President of Institute Communications

Briana Thomas
Assistant to the Vice President

Angela Ayers
Assistant Vice President of Research Communications

Michael Hagearty
Assistant Vice President of Campus News and Special Events

Blair Meeks
Assistant Vice President of External Communications

Louise Russo
Assistant Vice President of Strategic Marketing & Communications

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Research Communications

Research Communications

Angela Ayers
Assistant Vice President of Research Communications

Lacey Cameron
Marketing Communications Manager

Breanna Durham
Marketing Strategist

Shelley Wunder-Smith
Director of Research Communications

Michelle Azriel
Senior Writer/Editor

Catherine Barzler
Senior Research Writer/Editor

Jerry Grillo
Writer/Communications Officer

Tess Malone
Senior Research Writer/Editor

 

Enterprise Innovation Institute

Péralte Paul
Director of Research Communications - EI2

Chris Ruggiero
Video Producer/Director 

Eve Tolpa
Senior Writer/Editor

Karen Kirkpatrick
Senior Writer/Editor

Research Communications Services

Laurie Haigh
Director of Research Communications Services

Christa Ernst
IRI Research Communications Manager

Savannah Williamson
IRI Research Communications Manager

Walter Rich
IRI Research Communications Manager

Brent Verrill
IRI Research Communications Manager

Priya Devarajan
IRI Research Communications Manager

Amelia Neumeister
IRI Research Communications Manager

Breon Martin
AI Research Communications Manager

Audra Davidson
IRI Research Communications Manager

Research Creative Services

Stephanie Stephens
Director of Research Creative Services

Tim Whelan
Lead Web Developer

Josie Giles
Web Developer

Raul Perez
Senior Graphic Designer

Mark Harrison 
Senior Web Developer

Chris McKenney
Video Producer

External Communications

External Communications

Blair Meeks
Assistant Vice President of External Communications

Media Relations

Angela Barajas Prendiville
Director of Media Relations

Ayana Isles
Sr. Media Relations Representative

Siobhan Rodriguez
Media Relations Representative

 

Social Media

Brice Zimmerman
Assistant Director of Social Media and Thought Leadership

Evan Atkinson
Institute Social Media Manager

Open Records

Jamila Hudson-Allen
Open Records Officer

Franchesca Virgil
Open Records Assistant

Campus News and Special Events

Campus News and Special Events

Michael Hagearty
Assistant Vice President of Campus News and Special Events

Campus Communications

Kristen Bailey
Director of Campus News

Steven Gagliano
Communications Officer II

Events

Serena Wallace
Director of Institute Events

Jillian Cruser
Senior Coordinator of Institute Events

Rachel Miller
Senior Coordinator of Institute Events

Shea Morris
Project Support Specialist

Lauren Overton
Event Coordinator II

Organizational and Academic Communications

Brittany Aiello
Faculty Communications Program Manager

Julian Hills
Senior Writer/Editor

Benjamin Hodges
Senior Writer/Editor

Strategic Communications and Initiatives

Rachael Pocklington
Program Director of Strategic Communications and Initiatives

Cathy Brim
Communications Officer II

India Maul
Communications Program Manager

Shannon Tillison
Content Strategist for the Office of Administration and Finance

Strategic Marketing & Communications

Strategic Marketing & Communications

Louise Russo
Assistant Vice President of Strategic Marketing & Communications

Analytics

Christine Brazill
Analytics Specialist

Consulting and Project Management

Niccole Coleman
Director, Marketing Communications Consulting

Doug Goodwin
Director, Communications Programs and Project Management

Tammy Parrett
Senior Marketing Communications Consulting and Project Manager

Danielle Drexler
Marketing Communications Consulting and Project Manager

Elise Berk
Traffic, Production, and Analytics Coordinator

Stephanie Phillips
Traffic, Production, and Analytics Coordinator

Mariabelen Romero
Traffic, Production and Analytics Coordinator

Digital Strategy and Signage

Mance Ellenburg 
Director of Digital Strategy and Signage

Fletcher Moore
Lead Web Developer

Darin Givens
Senior Institute Web Developer

Bruce Hilicus
IT Support Professional Senior

Kennard McGill
Senior Institute Web Developer

Nicholas Baker 
Front-End Web Developer

Byron Stokes 
Application Support Analyst

Sarah Gilbreath
Senior Institute Web Developer

Creative Strategy

Brett Boatright
Director of Institute Creative Strategy

Jennifer Tomasino
Institute Communications Manager of UX Strategy

Tamara Wilder
Content Strategist

 

Design

Mark Ziemer
Institute Design Lead

Katya Kouznetsova
Part-Time Senior Graphic Designer

Stephen Mullinax
Senior Graphic Designer

Davis Newell 
Front-End Web Developer Sr.

Rachel Pilvinsky 
Front-End Web Developer

Julie Watson
Senior Graphic Designer

 

Digital Media

Troy Robinson
Assistant Director of Institute Digital Media

Micah Eavenson
Senior Institute Video Producer/Director

Maxwell Guberman
Senior Institute Video Producer/Director

Adam Karcz
Senior Institute Video Producer/Director

Rob Felt
Photography Manager

Allison Carter
Photographer

Joya Chapman
Photographer

 

Editorial

Brigitte Espinet
Lead Writer/Editor

Kelly Adams
Senior Writer/Editor

Stacy Braukman
Senior Writer/Editor

Robert Stalker
Senior Writer/Editor

Institute Strategic Priorities

Ian Webb
Director, Institute Strategic Priority Communications

Licensing

Aimee Anderson
Program Director of Licensing and Trademark

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Business Operations and Human Resources

Business Operations

Julie Bryant
Director of Budgeting and Finance

Leiadra Baker
IT Support Professional II

Rosalyn Law
Finance Admin Lead

Human Resources

Travis Proffitt
HR Business Partner
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Marilyn Ponder
Sr HR Consultant
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