Key Contacts

Looking for assistance? Not sure who to contact? This handy list will help you connect with the expertise available through the Office of Public Affairs. Get to know all of our team members and their roles in our staff directory.

Strategy and Planning

All effective communications efforts start with a plan, one that outlines measurable objectives and strategies and positions your work in a way that achieves your organizational objectives.

Jill Friedman

News & Media Relations

Whether through press releases, carefully crafted pitches, op eds, contributed articles or spokesperson development, we have a fabulous team dedicated to shaping and sharing university stories with local, national and international media.

Danforth Campus News
Sue Killenberg McGinn


Creative Services

Bring your communications to life through exceptional design and engaging, message-based copy. Special invitations, presentations, environmental graphics, magazines and annual reports are just a few of our specialities. Your work will never look so good.

Jackie Ritchie


Managing a system of university logos is just one way that we help ensure consistency and clarity in our communications. Please refer to the Communication Guidelines for questions or help with university, school, or unit logos. If you have questions or need assistance in creating a logo or mark, we can help.

Tracy Collins

Video & Photography

Need to schedule a photo or video shoot? Want to see what media assets are available for your use? Need help identifying a freelancer for your event? Our multimedia team is here to help. Depending on your project, our team can provide video or photography support, either in-house or through one of our freelance partners.

Anne Davis

You also can use our online photo request form to schedule a shoot.


Do you have questions about a university website, WashU Sites, e-communications, or other digital needs?  We can help.

Chris Amelung

URL & Email Address Approval

Our trademark licensing team approves all university URL and email requests.

Karen Daubert

Social Media

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and more. What does it all mean? Get help with your social media strategy.

Cassaundra Sigaran

The Record

The Record is the daily-email that reaches our faculty and staff with all the latest news from around the university. All story ideas are welcome.

Kelly Wiese Niemeyer

Washington magazine

Washington magazine is the university’s signature publication for alumni and friends. Story ideas are always welcome.

Terri Nappier

Not sure where to turn? Any member of our leadership team can point you in the right direction or help you get started with your work:

Chris Amelung

Karen Daubert

Julie Hail Flory

Jill Friedman

Ellen Rostand

Visit us?

While we prefer to come to you, you are welcome at our offices anytime. We are located at:

276 N. Skinker Blvd, 3rd Floor (above Kayak’s Coffee)

This is also our delivery address.