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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, Chief of Staff to the President
  • Brooke Braun, Director of Communications and Marketing, McIntire School of Commerce
  • John Carfagno, Director of Communications, College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
  • Virginia Carter, Director of Communications, Student Affairs
  • Trish Cluff, Chief Strategic Relations and Marketing Officer, 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, Executive Director of Operations Communications, 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.