Office of Public Affairs


Head of Department

  • Robert Stein
    Executive Director of Public Affairs and Marketing


  • Alan Bennett
    Social Media & Digital Content Specialist
    Manages USM social media accounts, creates digital news content and produces monthly TV show
  • photo of Daniel Hartill
    Communications and Media Relations Specialist
    Writes news articles and in-depth feature stories; helps coordinate media coverage
  • Katie Matzell
    Public Relations/Events Promotion Associate
    Works with USM faculty/staff to strategically promote USM events and news
  • Danielle Vayenas, Director of Communications and Media Relations
    Director of Communications and Media Relations
    Oversees team producing all news content at USM, including social media; manages media relations