Marketing & Communication
Design & Publications Photography and Video Media Coverage Web Design Logos and Stationary

The recently reorganized Marketing & Communication Office assists all offices and departments on campus to manage and distribute information about Wartburg College across all types of media to all of its target audiences in a strategic, integrated manner. The office also prepares and distributes information about Wartburg students and activities to the media. The office also supervises production of college publications, including the Wartburg Magazine, which is published three times a year.

Graham Garner
Graham Garner
Vice President for Marketing & Communication
Phone: (319) 352-8232
Graham oversees the office and gives special attention to overall institutional marketing and communication needs. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, he collaborates with division vice presidents and the college president to shape Wartburg’s brand.
Chris Knudson
Chris Knudson
Director of Creative Strategy

Chris serves as strategic counsel for the vice president of marketing and communications and generates campaign and marketing approach ideas for the institution’s marketing and communication needs. He is an account executive and manages the creative staff. Chris also provides leadership and vision for the college’s online marketing.
Emily Christensen
Editor and News Director

Emily is an account executive and the college’s chief news and feature writer, and the primary media relations liaison. She is editor of the Wartburg Magazine and manages internal e-newsletters.
Clint Riese
Communication Specialist

Clint is an account executive and serves as a writer and editor supporting the other directors and provides creative input for institutional marketing needs. He provides oversight for on-campus communication and the college's social media presence.
Julie Drewes

Julie Drewes
Visual Media Manager

Julie is the chief institutional photographer and manages the editing and distribution of video projects. She works with a team of students to keep the institution’s myriad events and happenings covered from a visual standpoint, and keeps a digital catalog of our photos and video. Julie also provides graphic design services.

Josh Peterson
Graphic Designer

Josh is the lead graphic designer for the college. He provides creative vision and execution for all campus publications. He also assists with creating graphics for web and other digital presentations.
Simon Sager
Digital Media Producer

Simon directs, shoots, and edits video for campus marketing initiatives. He also serves as co-advisor to Reel Orange, a student video production house.
Lori Poehler
Lori Poehler
Print Center Manager

Lori manages the production of publications and other print-related mediums produced by the Digital Print Center or submitted to an outside vendor for production. She runs the business side of the center, overseeing the front desk, job intake and tracking, and billing.
Richard “Rich” Betts
Richard “Rich” Betts
Print Center Operator

Rich is responsible for the center's equipment operation. He ensures timely delivery of all finished jobs and ensures quality control with equipment and supplies.
Eileen McGuine
Office Coordinator, Speakers Bureau Coordinator

Eileen provides clerical support for the Marketing and Communication and Information Technology Services teams. She manages the online calendar for the college, distributes news and information to media, coordinates technology purchases, and schedules speakers for the college’s Speakers Bureau. She also handles stationery, business card and nametag orders She previously worked in the University Information and Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
KatieJo Kuhens
KatieJo Kuhens
Sports Information Director

Katie Jo is responsible for all Wartburg athletics-related news, information and photography. Duties include managing statisticians for college events, preparing sports news releases and maintaining