Office of Communications Staff

Matt Kurz
Vice President for Communications
(309) 556-3203

Matt Kurz was named vice president for communications at Illinois Wesleyan in 2006.

Kurz provides leadership for communications from the President's Office, Board of Trustees, Advancement and Admissions. He directs Illinois Wesleyan's identity and visibility programs, serves as the University spokesperson and manages crisis communications. Kurz is a member of the President's Cabinet, Strategic Planning and Budgeting Committee, Advancement Working Group, Web Advisory Group and provides communications leadership for the Transforming Lives campaign.

Ann Aubry
Assistant Director for Electronic Communications

(309) 556-3874

Ann Aubry is responsible for content on the University website and social media channels. She produces electronic newsletters for internal and external audiences and manages the University's internal e-communications.

Aubry joined Illinois Wesleyan in 2002.

Kim Hill

Senior Communications Specialist
(309) 556-3960

Kim Hill handles news coverage involving the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Nursing, assists with communications for the offices of Alumni and Advancement and contributes articles to the Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine.

Tim Obermiller
Editor, Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine
(309) 556-3183

Tim Obermiller joined Illinois Wesleyan as editor of Illinois Wesleyan University Magazine in 1997.

Under his editorship, the magazine has won Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) regional awards for most improved periodical (2005) and best institutional/alumni magazine (2006).

Stew Salowitz
Director for Sports Information
(309) 556-3206

A 1976 Illinois Wesleyan graduate, Stew Salowitz has been the school's Sports Information Director since November 1988.

He manages all publicity, media relations, news and online information for IWU's 18 varsity sports.

Susan Sombeck
Director of Publications, Printing and Mailing Services

(309) 556-3055

Susan Sombeck oversees the University's publications, printing and copying, graphic design and mailing services.

Sherry Wallace
Director for News and Media Relations

(309) 556-3792

Sharlyn (Sherry) J. Wallace manages University media relations, copy editing and photography. She directs news coverage regarding the College of Fine Arts, The Ames Library, Student Affairs, student news and campus events.

Wallace came to Illinois Wesleyan University in 1972.

Amy Young
Video Production Specialist

(309) 556-3175

Amy Young creates videos for prospective students to learn more about our campus community, faculty, academic programs, the arts, study abroad, scholarship opportunities, etc. She also makes campaign-related videos that help to explain key priorities and thank donors. Video requests should be directed to Matt Kurz or Ann Aubry.

Grant Brougher Press Operator (309) 556-3087
Marc Featherly University Photographer (309) 556-3217
M. Eric Gordon Mailing Service Coordinator (309) 556-3086
Carrie Hymer Graphic Designer (309) 556-3712
Tim McMullen Press Operator (309) 556-3087
Paul McNamara Graphic Designer (309) 556-3798
Mose Mowery Press Operator (309) 556-3087
Neal Olomon Mail Route Clerk (309) 556-3110
Gary Schwartz Graphic and Magazine Designer (309) 556-3522
Pamela Taylor Mailing Services Assistant (309) 556-1035
Kathy Thilmany Office Coordinator II (309) 556-3181