University Relations Team

Meet our team!

We are a dedicated group of communications professionals committed to serving Malone’s mission in the best way possible. We are excited to tell the story of Malone’s students, alumni, faculty, and staff in interesting and strategic ways to reach a diverse audience.

Tim Bryan
Chief of Staff, Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Serves as the president’s chief of staff, University spokesperson, and media contact; Develops and oversees all University marketing initiatives; Manages crisis communication plan

330-471-8240  / e-mail

David Yakley
Director of Design

Designs print and web publications for campus clients; Designs Malone Magazine and other University publications; Oversees creative strategy, quality, brand, and visual identity

330-471-8344 / e-mail

Amber Balash
Content Manager for Publications and Web

Writes and manages content for University website; Writes and edits content for University publications including Malone Magazine and daily news briefsSocial media planning and execution; Manages writing interns

330-471-8241 / e-mail

Connie Brannon
Manager of Marketing for Enrollment

Serves as director for the Academic Summer Camps program; Writes and edits content for University publications including recruitment materials and Malone Magazine; Creates and implements programming which increases name-recognition within the community; Social media planning and execution

330-471-8526 / e-mail

Janie Linger
Student Information Coordinator
Graduate and Professional Studies Marketing Liaison

Coordinates marketing and communications plan for graduate and continuing studies recruiting; Social media planning and execution

330-471-8265 / e-mail

Julie McAbee
Administrative Assistant

Serves as executive assistant to the president’s chief of staff; Manages budget for University marketing; Coordinates publication requests


330-471-8240 / e-mail

Joshua McManaway
Videographer and Photographer; Technical Coordinator for Event Services

Captures and edits imagery used in University marketing for print and web

330-471-8623 / e-mail