College Communications manages internal and external messaging and communications. Internal clients include all departments with the exception of Athletics; platforms include the main and academic websites and printed material, from catalogs and brochures to posters and invitations. The AVP also functions as the College's spokesperson and collaborates on strategic messaging with senior leadership, including the Board of Managers. I was a journalist before returning to the College in 2007, my online and television work honored with multiple awards, including Emmys for films such as the "Black Hawk Down" documentary that aired on CNN. A lifelong musician, I've been awarded multiple patents for innovations applicable to the electric guitar and other stringed instruments.