Contact Us

University Marketing and Communications is located at:
409 Cohodas Hall
Phone: 906-227-2720
Fax: 906-227-2722

To request assistance from UMC on any marketing related project, complete the form located at the button below:

Marketing Request

Hall, Derek

Derek Hall
Chief Marketing Officer

I am lucky enough to lead a team of amazing professionals and students as we build and enhance the marketing efforts of the university. I also serve as spokesperson for the university dealing with the many issues that arise. Additionally, I work on numerous committees and advise campus leadership on marketing and communication strategies. To continue to enhance my skills and build relationships with students, I am an adjunct assistant professor for the College of Business teaching marketing and communication courses.


Evans, Kristi

Kristi Evans
News Director (906-227-1015)

Please contact me for help publicizing NMU events and student/employee achievements. Or share your ideas for feature stories, individual profiles and other newsworthy activities. I oversee the production and distribution of NMU news releases to appropriate print, broadcast and new media outlets, develop content for the faculty/staff newsletter, handle media queries and write feature stories for Northern Magazine. I can also offer advice and/or training to prepare for media interviews.  

Forester, Mike

Mike Forester
Senior Creative Services Director (906-227-2685)

As the art director, I lead our talented team of creative designers, photographers and videographers who come up with the visual landscape that represents NMU. From athletics to academics, we deliver the brand message of NMU to potential and current students, staff, faculty and alumni. Both in print and digitally, we create the campaigns that cover everything from admissions to the programs that have stories to share.

Hadley, Cam

Cam Hadley
Graphic Designer/Printing Manager (906-227-2759)

As university graphic designer my responsibilities include contributing visual content for the web, print and other collateral material as well as project management and prepress production. I meet with customers to assess project scope and offer design options provided by a team of full time staff and student interns cross-trained for graphic design, photography and video production.

Hytinen, Kerry Kerry Hytinen
Principal Secretary (906-
Johnson, Eric

Eric Johnson
Web Systems Director (906-227-2313)

My responsibilities include overseeing the development, implementation and support of the NMU web presence.

Kinnunen, Michael

Michael Kinnunen
Web Developer (906-227-2795)

I develop, test and maintain websites and web-based applications for the university.

Tom O'Connell

Tom O'Connell
Senior Graphic Designer ((906-227-2738)

I am pleased to be part of the Northern Marketing & Communication's team as the Senior Graphic Designer. My duties include conceptualizing and producing creative designs that assist in projecting the Northern message and goal in an innovative and creative direction, along with collaborating within the creative team and across campus to help communicate the university vision.

Potes, Kelsey

Kelsey Potes
Marketing Director (906-227-1017)

As a proud Northern graduate, I manage the team that delivers the university's marketing campaigns, paid advertising, social media strategy, special projects and promotional inventory. I am available to assist on-campus departments with their marketing needs, and I encourage you to reach out to me so we can work together on your next project.

Quinn, Andrew

Andrew Quinn
Web Systems Manager (906-227-1031)

My responsibilities include the implementation and management of the university-wide content management system and all supporting applications. This includes both the management of outside software products and the development of custom software for specific university needs. In addition I assist in the design, maintenance and administration of the university homepages and underlying pages, as well as other sites of interest to prospective students, current NMU community members and NMU alumni.

Carley Saint-Onge

Carley Saint-Onge
Senior Social Media Coordinator (906-227-2663)

I am the university's social media coordinator, assisting departments and organizations in the creation of and maintaining of their online presence, as well as representing the university as a whole. My responsibilities include content strategy, planning, creation, and execution. I aim to positively engage prospective students, current students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff, and the community with the university and provide them the information they want and need. Stay connected with us on your favorite social media platform!

Ryan Stephens

Ryan Stephens
Photo/Video Director (906-227-2720)

As the Photo & Video Director, I oversee and create visuals that show the unique qualities of NMU, students, and staff. With a talented team of interns, we create images and video for print and digital media across all of NMU’s platforms.

Tavernini, Rebecca

Rebecca Tavernini
Publications Director (906-227-1016)

I am editor of Northern Magazine, the magazine for alumni and friends of NMU, and write and edit other university publications. I am available to assist in the coordination, design, proofreading and editing of any print and electronic materials produced on campus for an external audience. Please let me know how I can help you with your next project.