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Title/s: Director of Communication
As Director of Communication, Steve Christensen is responsible for the strategic development and day-to-day execution of the University's internal, external, and crisis communication initiatives.
Steve is editor of Inside Loyola (LUC.edu/insideloyola) and Rambler Buzz and he oversees the coordination of the University's 40+ digital screens. He also manages the distribution of special broadcast e-mails from various University departments, and works with internal clients to develop and carry out various internal communication and change management strategies.
Steve also executes media relations initiatives for the University and its various schools/colleges, departments, centers of excellence, and museum, many of which have resulted in high-profile media placements.
With 13 years of public relations experience, including stops at Chicago-based PR firms Dome Communications/Dome HK and Wheatley & Timmons, Steve has developed and implemented PR strategies for a number of well known companies, including ConAgra Foods, Serta Mattress Company, Panasonic, Hershey's, Sears, Roebuck and Co., and Cold Stone Creamery.
Steve graduated from Augustana College, in Rock Island, Illinois, with a BA in Speech Communication and a political science minor.