Debra Del Toro, Director of Communications and Marketing
Debra Del Toro has been in the communications industry for over 20 years. Her strengths
include brand development, media relations, crisis communications, strategic planning,
event planning and promotions. Prior to joining UIW in 2004, Debra worked with the
San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, St. Mary's University and as a freelance PR consultant
to the City of San Antonio's Alamodome. She has been involved with numerous special
events including the Rodeo, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, and Disney
on Ice. Debra graduated from St. Mary's University with a Bachelor of Arts degree
in English/Communication Arts.
She can be reached at email@example.com or (210) 829-6001.
Margaret Garcia, Associate Director of Communications and Marketing
Margaret Garcia serves the University of the Incarnate Word as Associate Director
of Communications and Marketing. She has extensive experience in the communications
industry including work with a local advertising and public relations agency, the
Edwards Aquifer Authority, FOX TV Houston and KMOL (now WOAI TV) in San Antonio.
Margaret's responsibilities include media relations for UIW, SACHS and IWHS. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin.
She can be reached at (210) 829-6001 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marissa Rodriguez, Publications Coordinator
Marissa Rodriguez serves the university as the Publications Coordinator. Her responsibilities include managing The Word Magazine and coordinating the university style guide and the media resource guide. She also assists various university departments with writing and editing, as needed.
Marissa has worked in the magazine industry for more than 15 years as an editor, writer and content development professional. Most recently, she was the editorial director of “Vista Magazine,” which reached 3.3 million readers across the country. She was formerly an editor of “Hispanic Magazine,” interim editor of “Qué Rica Vida” and worked on “PODER Magazine,” “Hispanic Enterprise Magazine,” and others. She has also written for “USA Today” special publications, “San Antonio Magazine,” TodoBebe.com and many other publications and websites.
Marissa is a blogger and social media content creator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Trinity University and a master’s degree from the Missouri School of Journalism.
Carl Myers, Social Media/Communications Specialist
Carl Myers serves as the university’s Social Media/Communications Specialist. His
duties at UIW include planning and implementing comprehensive social media strategies
to maintain the university’s brand. He also manages the daily employee newsletter
and various communication tools utilized by the department.
He most recently served as Marketing Copywriter and Social Media Specialist at Rainman Creative, a local advertising and marketing agency. He holds a Bachelor of Communication Studies from The University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Business Administration from Hope International University in Fullerton, CA.
He can be reached at (210) 829-6001 or email@example.com.
Taylor Nurmi, Marketing and Advertising Coordinator
Taylor Nurmi serves UIW as the the Marketing & Advertising Coordinator for the Office
of Communications and Marketing. Taylor coordinates the university's advertising efforts
while also pursuing new advertising avenues, maintaining the university's advertising
schedules and media contracts, and providing support and guidance to the schools of
the Brainpower Connection. Prior to her role as Marketing and Advertising Coordinator,
Taylor served as UIW Special Events Coordinator responsible for planning and promoting the
university's special events including the annual holiday lighting celebration, Light
Taylor is an alumna of Virginia Tech, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Marketing Management. She previously worked for Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation where her duties included managing public relations and coordinating community outreach events.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (210) 829-6001.
Ashley Davis, Special Events Coordinator
Ashley Davis serves as the Special Events Coordinator for the University of the Incarnate
Word. Her responsibilities include planning and overseeing the annual Light the Way
celebration, as well as other major UIW events. She is also the liaison between the
university and its two Brainpower Connection high schools, Incarnate Word High School
(IWHS) and St. Anthony Catholic High School (SACHS).
Ashley is a two-time UIW alumna with a bachelor’s degree in Art and a master’s degree in Administration and Communications. She previously worked for UIW as the Events Coordinator for the Office of Admissions and has since worked in marketing and business development at Perrin-410 Animal Hospital, Phyllis Browning Company, and as a freelance consultant for other local companies.
She can be reached at email@example.com or (210) 829-6001.
Amanda Bennett, Secretary
Amanda Bennett serves as the Secretary to UIW's Office of Communications and Marketing.
She handles the daily operations of the office and manages the work study program.
She has extensive experience in staffing and recruiting and has managed busy offices
having previously served as Executive Administrative Assistant to the Office of the
Provost at Yale University. Amanda is a graduate of UIW's Theatre Arts Program where
she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (210) 829-6001.