Meet the MarCom Staff

Who We Are and What We Do...

The Office of Marketing and Communications champions and advances the master brand enterprise-wide, enriches the BenU website to make it first-in-class as the primary institutional marketing piece, and enhances institutional marketing and communications to increase Benedictine University’s exposure and raise our profile. Primarily focused on institutional initiatives at the master brand level, the office will also serve as a resource throughout the enterprise.

The Office of Marketing and Communications is located at the Naperville Operational Center.

Executive Leadership

Mercy Robb
Executive Director
of Marketing and Communications

Mercy is the chief communications officer and oversees all areas of marketing and communications for Benedictine University. She is also the University spokesperson.

Kathy Shive
Office Assistant
Kathy is the first point of contact for the Office of Marketing and Communications.

Accounts and Production

Karon Ringgenberg
Director of Accounts and Production
Karon directs all Benedictine University publications, advertising, campus signage and promotional item graphic design.

Nick Younglove
Lead Graphic Designer
Nick creates and maintains the design, look and style for University communications to internal and external audiences.

Jody Conidi
Project Manager
Jody manages the project details for work produced by the Office of Marketing and Communications.

Media Relations and Editorial Writing

Ryan Blackburn
Public Relations Manager
Ryan is responsible for writing and proofreading University marketing and communications materials. He is also responsible for the writing and editing of the University's magazine, Voices. He also serves as manager of the Media Relations team, working with the media on story and event needs. 

Liz Brown
Writer and Copy Editor/Proofreader
Liz writes, edits and proofreads marketing and public relations materials, as well as web content for the University. She also serves as a member of the Media Relations team, working with the media as necessary.

Brand Communications

Linda Hale
Director of Brand Communications
Linda directs the staff and oversees all day to day marketing operations and efforts. She is also the editor of the University's magazine, Voices, and coordinates all content and design for this publication.

Stephanie Panfil
Digital Media Manager
Stephanie works on all aspects of digital media for the University including ecommunications, social media, and web updates. She also provides assistance with photography and video needs.

Christine Board
Web Designer/User Experience
Christine is a member of the digital team and concentrates on website design and the front-end user experience to enhance the look, content and functionality of the University’s web pages. From wireframes and layout, to best practices and optimization, she works to boost the website’s function of making the end user experience as positive as possible. She also manages website analytics.

Marketing and Communications

Jody Conidi
Project Manager
(630) 829-6068
jconidi@ben.edu

Naperville Operational Center
Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.