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

Renee Kopkowski

Renee Kopkowski
Vice President of Institute Communications

Briana Thomas
Assistant to the Vice President

Tracey Reeves
Associate Vice President of Research and Academic Communications

Blair Meeks
Assistant Vice President of External Communications

Michael Hagearty
Assistant Vice President of Campus News and Special Events

Louise Russo
Assistant Vice President of Strategic Marketing

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Research and Academic Communications

Tracey Reeves
Associate Vice President of Research and Academic Communications

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Administrative Assistant

Research Creative Services

Stephanie Stephens
Director of Research Creative Services

Bradley Jones
Lead Web Developer

Tim Whelan
Senior Web Developer

Josie Giles
Web Developer

Raul Perez
Senior Graphic Designer

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Managing Editor

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Video Producer

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Digital Designer

Research Communications

Georgia Parmelee
Director of Research Communications

Catherine Barzler
Senior Research Writer/Editor

Jerry Grillo
Writer/Communications Officer

Tess Malone
Research Writer/Editor

Péralte Paul
Marketing Communications Manager

Karen Kirkpatrick
Senior Writer/Editor

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AI Communications Officer

Research Communications Services

Angela Ayers
Director of Research Communications Services

Christa Ernst
IRI Research Communications Manager

Laurie Haigh
IRI Research Communications Manager

Carly Ralston
IRI Research Communications Manager

Walter Rich
IRI Research Communications Manager

Brent Verrill
IRI Research Communications Manager

Organizational, Academic, and Research Communications

Susie Ivy
Director of Organizational, Academic, and Research Communications

Benjamin Hodges
Senior Writer/Editor

Stephanie Kadel
Senior Writer/Editor

Faculty Communications

Patti Futrell
Program Manager of Faculty Communications

External Communications

Blair Meeks
Assistant Vice President of External Communications

Social Media and Media Relations

Steven Norris
Director of Media Relations and Social Media

Media Relations

Ayana Isles
Media Relations Representative

Siobhan Rodriguez
Media Relations Representative

Social Media

Brice Zimmerman
Institute Social Media Manager

Evan Atkinson
Institute Social Media Officer

Open Records

Jamila Hudson-Allen
Open Records Officer

Franchesca Virgil
Open Records Assistant

Campus News and Special Events

Michael Hagearty
Assistant Vice President of Campus News and Special Events

Campus Communications

Kristen Bailey
Director of Campus News

Victor Rogers
Communications Officer

Events

Serena Wallace
Institute Events Manager

Stephanie Sigler
Senior Coordinator of Institute Events

Jillian Cruser
Senior Coordinator of Institute Events

Strategic Communications and Initiatives

Rachael Pocklington
Program Director of Strategic Communications and Initiatives

Cathy Brim
Communications Officer

Strategic Marketing

Louise Russo
Assistant Vice President of Strategic Marketing

Analytics

Christine Brazill
Analytics Specialist

Consulting and Project Management

Doug Goodwin
Director of Marketing Communications Consulting and Project Management

Niccole Coleman
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

Tamara Wilder
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

Kennard McGill
Senior Institute Web Developer

Nicholas Baker
Front-End Web Developer

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Graphic Designer

Byron Stokes
Application Support Analyst

Creative Strategy

Brett Boatright
Director of Institute Creative Strategy

Jennifer Tomasino
Content Strategist

Design

Mark Ziemer
Institute Design Lead

Julie Watson
Senior Graphic Designer

Melissa McAlpine
Senior Graphic Designer

Katya Kouznetsova
Part-Time Senior Graphic Designer

Vacant
Front-End Web Designer

Digital Media

Troy Robinson
Assistant Director of Institute Digital Media

Maxwell Guberman
Senior Institute Video Producer/Director

Micah Eavenson
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

Stacy Braukman
Senior Writer/Editor

Jennifer Carlile
Senior Writer/Editor

Kelly Adams
Senior Writer/Editor

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

Derek McKenzie
Senior IT Support Professional

Rosalyn Law
Finance Admin Lead

Human Resources

Travis Proffitt
HR Business Partner
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