Illinois Wesleyan
Office of Communications

Communications Staff

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Ann Aubry

Director of Communications

While overseeing operations of the Communications Office, Ann Aubry manages internal campus communications and strategic initiatives to broadly promote awareness of the University. She joined Illinois Wesleyan in 2002 after 10 years as a print journalist.

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Kristen Buhrmann

Digital Content Manager

Kristen Buhrman is responsible for the University's public-facing online presence, including the primary website and flagship social media platforms. She joined IWU in 2019, with previous experience as a marketing specialist at COUNTRY Financial.

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Chris Francis ’12

Magazine Editor & Communications Specialist


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John Lock

Associate Director of Engagement Communications

John Lock holds primary responsibility for the development and implementation of alumni and advancement communications. He joined Illinois Wesleyan in 2021, with more than eight years of experience in sports information.

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Eric Niemiller

Web Developer


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Julia Perez

Assistant Director of Communications

Julia Perez manages media relations for Illinois Wesleyan. She joined the university in 2022 with previous experience as director of communication for District 87 schools and as an education reporter at The Pantagraph.

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