Office of Communications and Marketing

The Staff


Debra Del Toro, Director of Communications and Marketing

Debra Del Toro has been in the communications industry for over 20 years. Her strengths include 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  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



Brance Arnold, Publications Coordinator

Brance Arnold serves as Publications Coordinator for the University of the Incarnate Word. He is responsible for coordinating The Word Magazine, the university's alumni publication. His duties also extend to the production of the university style guide and media guide. He edits various materials and publications for UIW and the high schools of the Brainpower Connection.

He holds experience in marketing, event coordination and sales including positions with Engine Components Inc., The Scooter Store, Jim Keim Ford, Interstate Adjusters Inc., and an internship for the San Antonio Museum of Art. In addition, he is a musician and songwriter as part of a local duo, Chacho & Brance. Brance holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Communications from St. Mary's University and a Masters of Arts in Communications from the University of Incarnate Word.

He can be reached at (210) 829-6001 or


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  


Taylor_NurmiTaylor 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 the Way.

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 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 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 or (210) 829-6001.