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Strategic Communications and Marketing Staff

Tom Perry

Tom Perry

Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing, Instructor

Dept: Strategic Communications and Marketing




Office: Irvine Basement

Degrees:Bachelor of Science in Journalism, West Virginia University, 1992, M.C.M., Marietta College 2005

Year appointed: 2003

Mr. Perry, who has nearly 20 years of marketing and journalism experience, is Marietta's Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing, a position he has held since January of 2003.

In that role he works to advance College goals, promote and enhance the image and visibility of the College, and to provide marketing, public relations, media and publications support for all Marietta College offices, departments, programs and services. Mr. Perry is also a integral part of the College's integrated marketing initiative.

He is also an editor and writer for the College's award-winning magazine, Marietta, The Magazine of Marietta College. Mr. Perry is part of a team that won a Gold Medal in the 2008 CASE Circle of Excellence Awards for Magazine Publishing Improvement.

As an instructor, he has taught Writing for the Media, Sports Marketing, Sports Writing, Editing and Corporate Communication.

Mr. Perry previously worked at Marietta College as Sports Information Director from 1996-99. His other experience includes City Editor at both the Zanesville Times Recorder (2001-03) and The Marietta Times (1999-2001), Sports Editor at The Times (1993-96), Sports Reporter at The Times (1992-93), and as a freelance reporter for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel (1989-92) and The Miami Herald (1987-88). He has won numerous awards from The Associated Press and Gannett Corp., for his work at The Times and Times Recorder. He was also part of 10 CoSIDA awards during his three years as Marietta's SID.

He and his wife, Traci, reside in Marietta, Ohio, with their daughter, Taylor, and son, Will.



G. Ryan Zundell

G. Ryan Zundell

Director of Creative Services

Dept: Strategic Communications and Marketing




Office: Strategic Communications and Marketing, Irvine basement

Degrees:M.A. Communications, West Virginia University, B.A. Public Relations & Advertising, Marietta College

Year appointed: 1997

Mr. Zundell, who has more than a decade of graphic design experience, has worked as Marietta College's Art Director since 1997. He has won numerous awards from CoSIDA for his design work on athletic posters and media guides.

Mr. Zundell designs a majority of the College’s brochures, posters and other printed materials. He also works on selected Web site designs. He should be contacted with questions about College artwork and logos.

He and his wife, Renea, live in Marietta, Ohio, with their son, Owen.





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Gi Smith


Dept: Strategic Communications and Marketing




Office: Strategic Communications and Marketing, Irvine Basement

Year appointed: 2007

Ms. Smith joined College Relations in June 2007. Her work emphasis will be on the bi-annual Trailblazer newsletters and the bi-annual publication Marietta: The Magazine of Marietta College.

Working most recently as the editor for Buckeye Family Magazine, a publication that circulates throughout central Ohio, Gi is an experienced budget creator, editor and feature writer.

She has also worked as a newspaper feature writer and a public safety reporter for the Times Recorder in Zanesville, the Coshocton Tribune in Coshocton and The Marietta Times.

She is a graduate of Ohio University and resides in Marietta with her husband and two daughters.



Jeff Moyers

Jeff Moyers

Supervisor, Print Shop

Dept: Strategic Communications and Marketing




Office: Irvine

Year appointed: 1997

Mr. Moyers, who has more than two decades of printing experience, joined Marietta College as the Print Shop Supervisor in September 1997.

He is the contact for paper, envelope and stationery on campus. Mr. Moyers can be found in the Print Shop across from Strategic Communications and Marketing in the basement of the Irvine Administration Building and can assist you with your printing and copying needs.



Tori Taylor

Tori Taylor

Publications Coordinator/Graphic Designer

Dept: Strategic Communications and Marketing




Office: Irvine

Degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Marietta College (2010)

Year appointed: 2013

Tori Taylor, who held positions on campus as a student in the Office of Student Life and College Relations (now Strategic Communications and Marketing), returned to her alma mater in 2013. Her responsibilities include coordinating all campus print jobs with the on-campus Director of Creative Services, in-house print shop and off-campus printers. She also works closely with on-campus partners to update them on the progress of projects.

After graduating in 2010, Tori worked as a graphic designer with a local newspaper and for New Creations Digital Art Studio.

While not working, Tori enjoys working out, spending time with her family and friends and outdoor activities. She lives in New Matamoras, Ohio.