Senior Director, Strategic Communications
Jack Martin serves as senior director of strategic communications for the University of Washington in Seattle. Based in University Marketing & Communications, he is responsible for communications and messaging initiatives that highlight the UW’s contributions as one of the world’s great public research universities. In addition to university-wide strategic communications and executive-level messaging, Martin’s portfolio includes message coordination, content creation, internal communications, and digital and social media.
Prior to joining the UW in 2015, Martin was director of strategic communications at the University of Kansas, overseeing institution-wide messaging, executive communications and advertising, and in a previous role was integral to the development of KU’s nationally recognized social media presence.
Before entering higher education communications, he served as director of strategic communications for Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius; communications director for Congressman Dennis Moore; a senior account executive at McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations in Nashville; and as communications staff in both the Kansas Legislature and Virginia General Assembly.
Martin’s work has won numerous awards, including a 2013 Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation from the Public Relations Society of America. An avid traveler with an interest in international affairs, Martin participated in the German Marshall Fund of the United States’ Manfred Wörner Seminar in 2008 and its inaugural Transatlantic Leadership Seminar in the Balkans in 2013.