I’m pleased to announce changes within the Alumni Association Marketing Communications team that will take effect in late August.
First, Josh Flynt ‘11 has been promoted from Program Director to Assistant Director, Marketing Communications. In this new position, he will have two direct reports—Josh Stowe, Writer/Editor, and Jackie Thomas, Young Alumni Program Director. He and his team will lead our executive communications, marketing copywriting, storytelling (video and print), and student and young alumni engagement, including shepherding our new Young ND board. He will also co-lead the communications needs for the myND3 initiative, our deployment of a new affinity community engagement platform; direct marketing needs for all of our affinity communities (ND Women Connect, Diversity Council, Senior Alumni, etc); as well as direct our creative work for UND Celebrations.
Second, Chris Palmquist ’13, an alum from Minneapolis, will become Assistant Director, Engagement Marketing. Chris will be joining our marketing team on August 19. Chris will have one direct report—Grace Morrison, Digital Specialist. Together, they will lead our social media strategy. Chris will also direct marketing for Football Fridays, Shamrock Series/bowls, Reunion, Alumni Education, and Spirituality/Service. Finally, he will host a number of our “Catching Up With” interviews during Football Fridays and provide some light video production. Chris currently serves as Media Coordinator with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, a nonprofit with the mission to help set policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems. There he directs their social outreach, media affairs, writing/editing, videography, and general marketing needs. Before that, Chris served as sports director/reporter with KCAU-TV in Sioux City, Iowa. Chris has been actively involved with the Notre Dame Club of Minnesota and directs their social media and is involved in a number of their efforts including outreach, membership and retention efforts.
Chris is an FTT major and served as the managing editor for The Dome during his time on campus. He (former resident of Duncan Hall) will be joined in South Bend by his fiancee Dagny Nagengast ’13 (Lewis Hall). Chris and Dagny are getting married next year in June in Minneapolis.
Please join me in congratulating Josh and welcoming Chris (firstname.lastname@example.org)!