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Communications Community

In the summer of 2015, University Communications launched a new structure for collaboration and alignment for communications across Grounds. This structure is designed to promote effective conversations and meaningful involvement among UVA’s many communications professionals. It is organized into three distinct tiers:

Communications Council

This group of senior communications leaders is charged with providing broad advisement and leadership to communications efforts across Grounds, and works to ensure that cross-University communications efforts are aligned. Current membership includes the following individuals:

David W. Martel, Vice President for Communications & Chief Marketing Officer (Chair)
Jon Bowen, Senior Assistant to the President
John Carfagno, Director of Communications, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Virginia Carter, Director of Communications, Student Affairs
Trish Cluff, Associate Vice President, Strategic Relations & Marketing, Health System
Julie Daum, Executive Director, Office of Communication & Marketing, Darden Graduate School of Business
Anthony de Bruyn, University Spokesperson
Todd Goodale, Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Services
Carol Keese, Associate Vice President for Marketing
Elizabeth Mather, Director of Communications, Engineering
McGregor McCance, Associate Vice President for Communications
Jerilyn Teahan, Area Communications Manager, Office of the EVP/COO
Richard Gard, Vice President, Communications, Alumni Association
Kim Whitler, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Darden Graduate School of Business
Mary Wood, Chief Communications Officer, School of Law

Communications Council Committees

Five committees report to the Communications Council on specific topics of shared interest, including the following: Issues Management, Content & Editorial, Brand Standards, Social Media, and Internal Communications.

Communicators Forum

A broad communicators forum, open to all UVA communications professionals, meets quarterly for programming and to discuss topics that are widely applicable to all. Join the communications forum now.