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Renew Retreat Facilitators

Each retreat will have a number of facilitators to ensure you don’t get lost in a zoom room crowd. They will serve as coaches in breakout reflection sessions, as well as expert panelists. Here is the roster of facilitators you might see in your retreat! 

Josie Ahlquist

Renew Founder and Lead Facilitator

Maya Demishkevich

Chief Marketing Officer, Carroll Community College

Myla Edmond

Associate Vice President, Communications and Marketing, CSUDH

Jenny Li Fowler

Director of Social Media Strategy, MIT

Eddie Francis

Founder & Principal, Edify Ventures 

Callie Goodwin

Marketing and Communications Manager, ZeeMee

Kati Hartwig

Digital Media Specialist, Columbus Regional Airport Authority and Marketing Manager, Dr. Josie, Inc.

Dayana Kibilds

Strategy Director, Ologie

A J Lopez III

Social Media & Media Relations Manager, Texas Woman’s University

Matt Nazario-Miller

Communications Manager, University HR, Stanford University

Carrie Phillips

Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Rachel Putman

Director of Communications, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith

Agassy Rodriguez

Social Intelligence and Insights Manager, Campus Sonar

Kin Sejpal

Vice President of Marketing and Communications, University of Redlands 

Katy Spencer Johnson

Digital Strategist, Dr. Josie, Inc.

Allison Turcio

AVP Enrollment and Marketing, Siena College 

Josie Ahlquist

Academy Creator
She/Her/Hers

Over the last ten years, I have trained thousands of students and professionals across the globe on how to craft purposeful and values-driven social media strategies that are effective and engaging.

The one thing I miss about working at a campus is guiding students over time and being part of their transformation. The creation of this academy is a result of the last twenty years spent developing strategies, and I look forward to meeting you and your students.

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Maya Demishkevich

Chief Marketing Officer, Carroll Community College

Maya Demishkevich is a chief marketing officer at Carroll Community College in Westminster, Maryland. She has over 15 years of experience in higher education, ranging from leading marketing and retention initiatives and teaching undergraduate and doctoral level courses to developing and accessing programs.

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Myla Edmond

Associate Vice President, Communications and Marketing - California State University, Dominguez Hills

Myla Edmond is an innovative collaborator with more than 15 years of higher education marketing and communications experience. She has a deep understanding of departmental interdependence having created and led marketing strategy for academic affairs, alumni relations, and international education. She builds teams of leaders and strategic partners by focusing on disruptive thinking, emotional intelligence, active inclusion, and comprehensive integration. Myla currently leads the communications and marketing strategy at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She resides in Southern California and loves traveling, reading fiction, and writing short stories, novels, and essays.

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Jenny Li Fowler

Director of Social Media Strategy at MIT

Jenny Li Fowler is the director of social media strategy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and author of “Organic Social Media, How to Build Flourishing Online Communities”. She is also host of the podcast, “Confessions of a Higher Ed Social Media Manager”. Jenny heads the development and execution of Institute-wide social media initiatives and campaigns and provides consultation for crisis communications.

She provides guidance and direction for more than 260 departments, labs, and centers, and manages MIT’s flagship social media accounts. Prior to MIT, she served as Social Media Manager and Web Editor for the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Jenny is a trusted voice in higher ed social media and across the social media marketing space.

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Eddie Francis

Founder & Principal, Edify Ventures

He/Him

Eddie Francis has over a decade of experience in higher ed marketing and communications. Most recently, he directed marketing and communications at Dillard University where he led the development of the “Write Your Legacy” brand evolution campaign. Prior to Dillard, Eddie led marcom at Southern University at New Orleans and Paul Quinn College. Leveraging his marcom and talent acquisition backgrounds, Eddie is the founder and principal of Edify Ventures, and he hosts the podcast “I Wanna Work There!”

Because of his perspectives, Eddie has appeared on panels and podcasts to discuss employer branding, diversity in higher ed marketing, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He was also nominated twice for the AMA Foundation’s Higher Education Marketer of the Year. The New Orleans native earned his master’s degree in strategic leadership from Tennessee State University and his bachelor’s in mass communication from Loyola University New Orleans.

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Callie Goodwin

Marketing and Communications Manager, ZeeMee

She/Her

Callie Goodwin is a dynamic entrepreneur, educator, and social media strategist who has made a name for herself in both the small business and education worlds. She is the founder of Sparks of Joy Co, a thriving small business that offers pre-stamped greeting cards for all occasions.

Callie’s innovative use of social media enabled her to launch her business on TikTok, where she has gained over 100k followers and sold over 40,000 cards. In addition to her entrepreneurial pursuits, Callie is well-known in the higher education community. She is the Marketing and Communication Manager at ZeeMee, a social app that is redefining the way students and colleges connect and build community, and an educator who teaches courses in social media and web design at Columbia International University.

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Rebekah Tilley

Assistant Vice President, University of Iowa Center for Advancement

Rebekah Tilley is the assistant vice president of communication and marketing for the University of Iowa Center for Advancement (UICA). In that role she supports fundraising and alumni engagement efforts for the university, including its CASE Gold winning Iowa Magazine, and serves UICA in a variety of strategic communication efforts.

Previously she was the director of strategic communication for the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business, and the director of communication for the University of Kentucky College of Law. She is a Kentucky native and a proud alum of the University of Kentucky.

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