UWF names executive director of University Marketing and Communications

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The University of West Florida announces Jeff Nall, APR, CPRC, as executive director of University Marketing and Communications within the division of University Advancement, effective Aug. 4. Nall comes to UWF with more than 20 years of marketing and public relations experience.

In this role, Nall drives the data-driven marketing and branding strategy for the University, oversees the development of marketing and creative materials and digital media presence, and ensures the University’s official messaging is represented appropriately. Additionally, he provides leadership to all personnel within the University Marketing and Communications department.

“University Marketing and Communications plays a vital role in the University’s strategic initiatives, and I have great faith that Jeff will execute our overall mission and vision to ensure continued successes,” said Dr. Brendan Kelly, vice president of University Advancement.

Prior to joining University Marketing and Communications, Nall served as the vice president of communication & development at the Council on Aging of West Florida in Pensacola, where he implemented integrated marketing programs; ensured organizational publicity; served as editor-in-chief of the Council’s award-winning magazine; served as executive producer and host of the Council’s television program; built relationships with external publics; and established data-driven fundraising and development initiatives.

“This is certainly an exciting time in the history of the University of West Florida,” Nall said. “I look forward to working with our talented team of marketing and communication professionals, faculty and staff to remain focused on our mission and further develop the UWF brand as we continue to grow as an institution, as well as advance the economy and quality of life of our region.”

Nall’s numerous awards include Communicator of the Year by Florida Public Relations Association, Pensacola Chapter; the Big Brother Award by Florida Public Relations Association, Northwest Florida Coast Chapter; FPRA Member of the Year by Florida Public Relations Association; and the Rotary District Governor’s Citation for Outstanding Service.

An avid partner in community engagement, Nall’s involvement has included member of Clear Channel Radio Pensacola Advisory Board; media contact for Panhandle Tiger Bay Club; columnist for Northwest Florida’s Business Climatemagazine; development committee member for the Center for Community Engagement and Public Services, School of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts; day chair for Leadership Pensacola Curriculum Committee; member of Leadership Pensacola Class of 2009; member of Funds Distribution Panel for United Way of Escambia County; and advisory board member for Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Currently, Nall serves as immediate past state president of the Florida Public Relations Association, a member of the Marketing Advisory Team for United Way of Escambia County; and president-elect of Pensacola Five Flags Rotary.

Nall earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas and a master’s degree in strategic communication and leadership from the University of West Florida. He holds the Accredited in Public Relations designation from the Universal Accreditation Board of the Public Relations Society of America and the credential for Certified Public Relations Counselor from the Florida Public Relations Association.

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