Our Mission: Through Data, Design & Delivery, we will foster a university-wide marketing mindset, create innovative products and tell compelling stories to amplify the mission of the University of Mobile.

The Office for Marketing and Public Relations promotes the mission and identity of the University of Mobile through strategic initiatives designed to enhance the image, recruitment and development efforts of the university. Accomplishments include, but are not limited to:

  • Increased regional and national advertising efforts
  • Established and continued vibrant presence of social media sites
  • Created and executed nationally recognized Project Serve event
  • Implemented new technology for enhanced communication
  • Increased local, regional and national media coverage
  • Created the University of Mobile Torchlight Magazine
  • Increased monthly unique visitors to university website by over 1600%
  • Redesigned University of Mobile website
  • Developed, produced and maintained digital content site
  • Numerous national awards for print and online design, campaigns, writing, video

Lesa Moore
Vice President for Marketing & Public Relations


Lesa has over 30 years experience in marketing and public relations including the high-tech industry, retail marketing and higher education. Numerous local and national advertising, PR and design awards have been achieved under her direction. Lesa received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of South Alabama and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Mobile. She enjoyed a successful career as Director of Marketing Communications at Xante Corporation before joining the UM staff in 2002. She serves as Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations as well as instructor in marketing at UM, and is a member of the American Marketing Association, Public Relations Council of Alabama, Baptist Communicators Association and School Board Committee for Cottage Hill Christian Academy. Lesa lives in Mobile with her husband, Jay. They have two children,  Logan and Olivia, both graduates of UM. She is an active member and volunteer at Cottage Hill Baptist Church

Kathy Dean
Associate Vice President for University Communications


Kathy Dean uses her passion for storytelling and "playing with words" to share the stories of people, place and purpose that make the University of Mobile unique. As associate vice president for university communications, she manages media relations, edits the TorchLight alumni magazine, and oversees university communications. A former award-winning journalist, she is a two-time recipient of the Baptist Communicators Association grand prize for feature writing. Kathy and her husband, Chuck, live with three extremely loud miniature schnauzers.

Heath Vester
Associate Vice President for Creative Services


Heath Vester is an experienced graphic designer and serves as the Associate Vice President for Creative Services for the University of Mobile’s Office of Marketing & Public Relations. He is an alumnus of the University of Mobile, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art and a Master of Science in Leadership and Communication. Beyond his role at the university, Heath is the owner of Heath Vester Creative, his freelance company where he provides a wide variety of creative services to individuals and organizations.

Amanda Pritchard
Director of Visual Media


Rovy Lopez is the Director of Visual Media in the Office for Marketing and Public Relations at the University of Mobile. He is an experienced event and documentary filmmaker and a published photographer. He also serves as the associate pastor at Cross Culture Church in Mobile and runs his freelance business, RL Films.

Emily Deal
Graphic Designer


Emily Deal is the graphic designer for the marketing and public relations office at the University of Mobile. Emily's background is in advertising where she solidified her skills in design, quality assurance, and art direction. She earned a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in graphic design from UM in 2016. She is a devoted member of Mars Hill Church where she volunteers with the children's ministry most Sundays. Some of her favorite things are wildflowers, live music, and, most importantly, dogs.

Cindy Bruns
Project Manager & Digital Marketing Specialist


Noah Walters is the project manager in the Office for Marketing and Public Relations at the University of Mobile, where he is a full-time student in the School of Business. He is pursuing both a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications and a Master of Business Administration through the integrated 5-year MBA program.  He loves playing disc golf on campus with friends. Noah says if he had lived in a previous century, he would have wanted to work on a ship traveling the world.

Emily Deal
Photographer & Videographer

Camden Jewell is a photographer and videographer for the marketing and public relations office at the University of Mobile. Camden earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting Performance, with a concentration in Directing, from UM in 2023. Camden also pursues filmmaking and photography in both narrative storytelling and live event production. Camden enjoys hiking and the outdoors where he spends his free-time.

Emily Deal
Content Creator

Baleigh Essary is the Content Creator for the Office for Marketing and Public Relations at the University of Mobile. Baleigh earned a Bachelors of Science in Management along with a minor in Graphic Design from UM in December of 2023. Baleigh is an active member and volunteer at More Life Church in Grand Bay. She is an avid photographer, and you will always find her with her Owala in one hand and caffeine in the other. One thing about Baleigh is that when she travels, 99% of the time it will be to visit her home-away-from-home, DISNEY!

Emily Deal
The University of Mobile Store Manager


Jay Clark is the UM Store Manager for the marketing department. He graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies in 2021 and plans to pursue a master's in Leadership and Communication. He loves traveling and playing disc golf as he goes. One fun fact about Jay is that he is a die-hard Ohio State Buckeye's fan.

Emily Deal
Assistant to the Vice President of Marketing


Kellie Cavallaro is the Assistant to the Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations at the University of Mobile. Kellie is a graduate of Liberty University, where she earned a Bachelor of Art in Graphic Arts and Digital Design and a Master of Science in Social Media Management. Kellie and her husband, Kelly, own a Media Production company where they have been featured both nationally and internationally in a wide range of venues. She enjoys spending time with friends at dance conventions.